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RATINGS: 1651   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   IBU: 42   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Malt and hops are beautifully married in this full-bodied, copper-red Pale Ale. Red Seal Ale is generously hopped in the traditional manner for a long, spicy finish.


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3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NikkTwist (1708) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2012
Cask draft at the Khyber. Honey amber pour with a foamy white head that left a Milky Way of lace around the glass. Like a hoppy ESB but very smooth. Caramel dipped bamboo shoots. Mild black pepper. Wet pine needles. Hints of red fruits. Notes of citrus pith. Cask conditioning seems to have well worn away at any rough edges making this way too easy to drink.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ash69 (15) - - NOV 27, 2014
Nice and malty, good hops. Spice on the back end. Light Amber colouring. Sweet fruit on the nose. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wyzzywyz22 (2000) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2014
Bottle, Beer Moth, Manchester. Bronzey amber pour with a lingering sullied white head. Sweetish beak with some hoppage and caramel malts in the mix. Flavour was a similar yarn with notes of wood, fruits and grain. The hops rescued this from mediocrity. Ok overall but not stellar. Put me in mind of a kind of ísolidí that was prevalent back in the day.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ianwelby (520) - SCOTLAND - NOV 22, 2014
Clear, lively golden-red beer with a thick foamy head and a strong aroma of grassy citrus. Flavour is dry and grassy, with lemon and orange coming through in the flavour and earthy malt to balance it out. Leaves a dry, hoppy flavour on the tongue. Itís really very nice. Simple, strong flavours.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Brentv (386) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 21, 2014
From bottle in Xiamen, China. Pours a rich copper color with a medium off-white head and lots of lacing on the glass. Aroma is big and full of caramel and malts, with a little bit of pine. Taste is also caramel and malty, but surprisingly dry, and the hoppy bitterness is forward. Medium mouthfeel, bitter sweet finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Plovmand (6561) - Helsinge, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear light amber with a cray off white head. The aroma is fruity hoppy with malty and berry notes. The flavor is mostly fruity with bitter hoppy notes. Light biscuits and berries. Bitter hoppy finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
orange_3084 (118) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 19, 2014
Clear copper colour with medium white head. Lovely spicy and earthy aroma sits atop a nice deep caramel backing. A touch of citrus fruit also present. Thin-medium body with crisp carbonation. Fairly dry with a lovely spiciness. Nicely balanced bitterness that packs a kick along with a tingly finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GuideDogSaint (425) - Xiamen, CHINA - NOV 4, 2014
355 ml bottle from Tasty Life, Xiamen. Pours hazy amber with a dissipating white head. Aroma is musty pine. Bitter finish, a little watery.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bricks (628) - Delaware, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Smoked spicy aroma. Taste is light, IPA-ish. Appearance amber, decent head. Not bad.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
maltman53 (371) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - OCT 31, 2014
Pours amber with little head retention. Grainy, malt nose. Malt/hop balance on the palate through to a bitter, dry, refreshing finish. Overall, just okay, a session beer not to think about.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
GG (2323) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 25, 2014
12oz bottle - Aroma - fruity, hoppy aroma, light vinous notes, well dry hopped it seems Appearance - amber body, thick and creamy 2-finger head, long retention Mouthfeel - thin bodied, light-medium carbonation Flavor - caramel flavor with copious amounts piney hops to keep it NC. Not complex in any way, but itís not trying to be. Overall - one of the better amber ales available, balance is defined here.


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