PugUglyBrewer (991) - - FEB 15, 2018 DeppityBob (28) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - NOV 11, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Too thin and astringent. Not exactly harsh, but not really complex, either. Bitter finish, but not horribly so. Not much of a lingering aftertaste. Citrusy but overwhelmed by brittle hoppiness.
Cloudy amber color with a creamy long-living head of white foam. Some fruity, somewhat jammy like marmalade and some floral. Some caramel and mild bitterness. Marquardsen (1) - - JAN 1, 2018 does not count
I purchased a 6 pack at target and it tasted so much like metal that I could barely choke it down. I would avoid this at all costs.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone wheldfond18 (12) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 13, 2017
A Northern California classic. A rich caramel and nutty aroma amber ale that goes down easy. Nice thickness in appearance. Too bad Mendocino Brewing Company is going through tough times and we might not be able to get Red Tail much longer. sdhunter (10) - - JUL 13, 2017
Trader Joe's. OK beer. Red amber. Cloudy. Bitter after taste. There are better choices at Trader Joe's.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone gripweed57 (3167) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2017
From old tasting notes. Cloudy, reddish orange color. Small creamy beige head. Fragrant malt/hop aroma. Spicy toasted malt flavor. Complex malt flavor upfront.nAssertive hop finish is dry and crisp. Long bitter aftertaste. Nice balance.
SFtaster (75) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 10, 2016
Solid offering from this under-rated NorCal brewery. These guys are OG all the way - they’ve been kicking it since 1983. The brew isn’t quite as dank as homegrown products of the area, but Red Tail Amber is a solid example of the style. Clean on the palate, nice malt balance, and enough hops to keep it real. Good beer to sip with a few bong loads while waiting for the NBA final game to start. Go Warriors! donandres (707) - Makati, PHILIPPINES - APR 25, 2016
12 ounce bottle to wine glass
App: dark amber, light brown, clear, minimal tan foam
Taste: medium bitterness
MF: lively carbonation, long nice finish
Overall: good beer, ok to repeat, not to look for
Drank: April 25, 2016 drjoeng (1497) - SINGAPORE - APR 18, 2016
6%ABV. Amber ale.
Poured out slightly cloudy rust. 16ºSRM.
Nose is beery and malty. There is slight funkiness to the nose, a little dank and with the sweet eatery aroma of warm over ripe fruit. Nose also has dates and some spiciness in the nose suggesting nutmeg.
Mouthfeel is soapy. There is good carbonation. The palate has sweet malt body with the spiciness of rye. Other flavors include graham crackers, honey, dates, raisins. The toasty malty sweetness is pronounced and forms a very solid backbone to this surprisingly easy to appreciate ale. Hops are bitter and sappy.
Finish is medium with bitter, vegetal and some stone fruit peel.
Overall, a very pleasant, full-bodied ale with a malty expression, nicely balanced with bitter hops. Very very nice.
Goes on Favorites List! Guruhso (1238) - Grindsted, DENMARK - MAR 24, 2016
Bottle. Malty aroma with yeasty notes. Grainy and earthy. The flavour is mainly bitter. The body is light and the texture is watery. Soft carbonation. Plovmand (8787) - Grindsted, DENMARK - MAR 24, 2016
Bottle. Thx Guruhso. It’s an amber beer with a white head. Quite a lot of floaties. Caramel malty and floral hoppy. Malty flavor with light fruity hops.