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Gilroy Traditional Ruby Ale

Brewed by Gilroy’s
Style: Irish Ale
Muldersdrift, Gauteng, South Africa
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.14/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Our classic ruby ale - a magnificent explosion of flavours on the tongue. Brewed using the best English kilned barley grain, the finest malts and Kentish noble hops.
Previously 5%.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Travlr (21638) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 21, 2016
Bottle. Clear deep amber color, almost brown, scan tan head. Toasted caramel aroma. Taste is herbal caramel, light body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ChewyBeer (265) - SOUTH AFRICA - FEB 6, 2016
Apperance: bright copper amber Aroma: caramel, malts, sweet Mouthfeel: smooth, light, low carbonation Taste: sweet malt, hops balanced bitterness Very drinkable though though light on the palate

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Holmen2 (2914) - NORWAY - MAR 14, 2015
From tap at Gilroy’s Brewery in Gauteng, South Africa, 14.03.15. . Nutty brown. Aroma and taste of medium dark malt, dark syrup and roasted nuts. Good drinkability.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
zarathustra10 (7) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 10, 2014 does not count
On tap at the Gilroy’s brewpub. Can not get used to Gilroy’s flat beers. Palate: light body, thin feel, flat. Also definitely not an "explosion of flavours". Too sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Splitenz (368) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 10, 2014
A good dark amber beer with floral aroma and a good fairly strong taste. Malty and not as strong in the hops as one may have wanted, leading to a bit of a watery mouth feel. Still, a good beer to drink through the South African night.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
werner22 (6) - SOUTH AFRICA - MAR 10, 2014 does not count
Very nice beer. Aroma is a full taste. Does’s give you gas or heartburn. And no hang over in the morning.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AtronSeige (1285) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - DEC 6, 2013
Aroma: Toffee, biscuit Appearance: Clear copper body. Very spare off-white head. Flavour: Medium-high sweetness, medium-low bitterness. Toffee, biscuit, toasty, Palate: Medium body. Light carbonation Overall: A beer you can have a few of. A bit to sweet 340 ml bottle, poured. 9D. Irish Red Ale
Earlier Rating: 8/10/2013 Total Score: 4.1
Aroma: Light hops, stewed fruit, roasty, toffee, buttery Appearance: Clear ruby, no head. Taste: Medium sweet, medium-light bitterness, dry finish, very crisp, toasty, Palate: Medium-light body, light carbonation, Overall: My wife’s favourite! :) A highly enjoyable, easy drinking pint 340 ml, poured.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (15804) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 3, 2012
Red colour. There’s a lot of rich amber maltiness on the nose. Same palate, soft and with light juiciness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beershine (5224) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 17, 2012
Draft at the brewpub. Nice red color with even, short, stable, and loose head. Fruity (plum and apple skin) malt aroma with an old ale twist The malt character shines, and continues to resemble old ale, with some bread and a little butter too but in check. Late bubble gum, bazooka. True to style. Here, the nitro actually works.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ungstrup (34643) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2009
Bottled. An unclear amber beer with a huge cream colored head. The aroma is acidic malty with notes of caramel and metal, leading to a dry and tart finish. The body is thin. Thanks Papsoe for sharing.

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