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Draycott Buckden Ruby Bitter

Brewed by Draycott Brewery (Cambs)
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
St. Neots, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 2.81/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.8/5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
Bottle conditioned only; Regular.
This Ruby Bitter has aromas of chocolate and orange along with caramel & biscuit flavours from the Malt. The hops providing a dry bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (25327) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2014
Bottled (backlog). Slightly murky rubyish amber colour with a small white head. Aroma is caramel malts along with some berries and mild floral notes. Flavour is sweet malts, mild nutty notes along with some floral and toasted notes. Mild resin and wood in the finish as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (2333) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2014
Bottle from Hog & Partridge, St Neots. Colour on the dark side of toffee, cloudy. A bit of white head. Scent of caramel, bready malt with some soft raisin, strawberry and gardenia. Taste is sweet malt, very lightly bitter, with a sweet biscuity malty finish. This is pretty good really. Would have scored higher if not for its off-putting appearance.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2014
Appearance: Clear ruby with no head. Aroma: Apple, pear, caramel, syrup, chocolate, grassy and bread dough. Taste: low/medium bitter and sweetness with low sourness. Palate: Thick smooth texture, light/medium body, no carbonation, abrupt fruity and malty finish. Comments: Ok, a bit lifeless and no lacing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
McNeillR (2227) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 16, 2014
Dirty amber with small white head. Rusty malt sweetness, airy. Terse carbonation, more veg than berry middle and a flopped bitter finish.

Bottle from brewer, Cheers LONick

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lonick (1307) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 4, 2014
Bottle, pours hazy redish/amber. Some caramel on the nose. Ever so slightly dry bitter finish. The worst of the ’Buckden’ beers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2013
568ml bottle, purchased at Ely Winter Beer festival 2013, best before 30 November 2013, at tasting on 20 January 2013. More copper than ruby. Rather more to it than the Buckden Bronze Bitter tasted at the same time. Malts are prominent with berry fruit and a light chewiness but also strong caramel elements which I’m not too keen on. Also a bit sweet. Some earthy hops but I’d prefer more assertive bitterness to counteract the malty goings on. All in all decent enough though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
FatPhil (13867) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 18, 2013
500ml bottle (Snow@ChrisO)
Red. Sweet. Sticky. Boring. Dishwater. To much effort to write more.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2013

Bottle 568ml. @ ChrisO Snow Tasting.

Clear medium yellow amber colour with a average, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, fruity, caramel, grass - leather notes. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130120]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Scopey (12507) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2013
Bottle at ChrisO Snow Tasting. It pours deep ruby with a small white head. The nose is caramel, bread, red berry and a touch of citrus. The taste is toast, red berry, caramel, leather, wood, citrus pith and a some plastic with a dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation. Smooth, but lacking in flavour. Very so-so.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mR_fr0g (9266) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2013
Bottle at Chriso’s snow tasting 20/01/2012. Orange / amber with a beige head. Slick and thin . Slightly stale, manure aroma. Uninteresting.

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