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Amber Winter Ruby

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Brewed by Amber
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Ripley, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.31/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Seasonal - Winter. Also available bottle conditioned.
Winter Ruby is our rich, ruby ale perfect for sipping next to the fireside when the winter nights draw in. The biscuit tasting, malty base is balanced with a subtle flavour of Saaz hops.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (7191) - NUNEATON, Top 18, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2013
Cask handpull at The Talbot Taphouse after Nuneaton’s historic and unlikely win@Alfreton, 30/11/13. Ruby-slicked beige. Soft milk chocolate and cherry liqueur nose. Bland cherry and digestives feel low in flavour at the strength. Moderate plum, leaves and lactic touches. A little sweet and vapid.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20333) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 27, 2011
Cask. Deep ambery brown colour, mediumsized foamy head. Aroma is sweet malts, some nutty notes with wood, herbs and mild toffee. Flavour is much the same with the caramel and herbs being more evident. Big floral grassy bitterness in the finish and aftertaste.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ober (2811) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - NOV 18, 2011
Cask @ 2nd Saltburn Beer Festival. A hazy brown colored beer, with a beige head. The aroma of dark fruits, caramel some hop. The taste of dark old fruit and notes of hop. The aftertaste is musty with some bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35066) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2011

Cask (handpump) @ Guildford Arms, 1 West Register Street, Edinburgh, Scotland EH2 2AA.

Clear dark brown amber colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, nutty, moderate hoppy, orange - citrus. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20101030]

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (15091) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2011
3rd February 2011
Chelmsford Winter Beer Festival. Loads of beers shared with ChrisO and Harrisoni - Cheers! Clear dark brown beer. No head. Light dry palate, no carbonation. Sweet toffee malt. Some nicely balanced orange and dried fruits - tangy. Alright! Quite a sweet beer overall.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chriso (7365) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2011
Cask (gravity dispense) as Winter Ruby Fireside Ale. Beer #9 at Chelmsford Winter Beer Festival on 3 February 2011. Definitely ruby in colour with no head. Condition didn’t seem too lively. Sweetish. Quite fruity on the palate. Otherwise, respectable but not a whole lot happening. Judging from other comments it may not have been at its best on this occasion. Flagged for re-rate.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (13733) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2011
Cask gravity at Chelmsford Winter BF 2011. Very deep ruby lasting near white head. Fruity strong bitter with some very attractive cherry flavours. Ok. But lacks a little body on the swallow. Tasty but just lacks something

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borresteijn (4684) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 3, 2010
Cask at Guildford Arms, Edinburgh, Scotland. Chestnut colour, off white head. Aroma of cognac, fruity. Flavour is cognac, fruity, caramel, light bitter finish. Light bodied, oily mouthfeel. Tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerCast_Rich (1879) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 1, 2010
[cask at the Guildford Arms, Edinburgh] Deep, dark red ale with spicy aromas from the Saaz mingling with chocolate roasty aromas. For some reason, it tasted like a chocolate milkshake - rich, smooth and really nice on the palate. Once I’d got that in my head, it wouldn’t shift – thick, roasted chocolate flavour all the way down. Lovely [29102010]

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (14287) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 29, 2010
cask at guilford ... dark copper ... creamy tan head ... soft toffee malt ... sweet malts ... good chocolate ... nice roast ... big toffee ... real complex


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