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Kirkby Lonsdale Ruskin’s Bitter

Brewed by Kirkby Lonsdale
Style: Bitter
Carnforth, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.05/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.
Brewed using the finest Maris Otter malted barley complimented with Magnum and Brewer’s Gold hops to give a fruity and spicy characteristic, with a lasting dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3765) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2016
Bottle from brewpub. Amber colour with a white head. Caramel and malt aroma and taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mjp12 (1391) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2016
A pale bitter, gentle hop and malt build, nothing particularly exciting about it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (13234) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2015
Cask conditioned at Stratford upon Avon Beer Festival ’15. Amber with white head. This is a light, thinnish bitter with a caramel, toffee’d hint. Some grassy hop notes, a light bitterness. It’s okay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (9449) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 17, 2015
Cask at the Vic, Preston. Pours clear golden amber with a thick white head. Aromas of light citrus, pine. Taste is watery though, herbal bitter, if watery finish. Started well...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
foxo82 (843) - Bromsgrove (via Leicester), Worcestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2014
Cask at The Royal Oak, Ambleside. So so bitter with no outstanding features. Slight wood. Bland and old school.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
gegwilson (3207) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2014
Cask in the Water Witch, Lancaster. Amber with a cream head. Pretty short on flavour. A little apricot and citrus. Average at best.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
worldbeertaste (1795) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2012
Nice amber orange with a soapy lasting very lacy creamy head. Smells of citrus hops, straw, malt and cereal. Medium creamy body. Light cereal toasted malt sweetness with some caramel and a bitter hop citrus greapefruit finish. Earthy. A little bitter on the grassy finish. Good balance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (6351) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2012
March 2010: 500ml of bottle conditioned English bitter, poured into a vase shaped pint glass, carefully. I bought this and two other, different bottles while at the Brewery Tap. The beer is clear amber and an off-white creamy head sits on top, the head left some good lacing as the beer level sank. The aroma is a heady mix of hops and yeast, couldn’t detect any malts in the smell. The taste is mostly hop based too, giving the beer a true bitter feel and a tangy bite throughout the tasting. The brewery only started up in Feb 2009, by four mates who liked Real Ale. This was their first beer brewed, I hope the other two I have to review are as good!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Christian (12885) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2011
Golden with a small white head. Malty aroma with bready and nutty notes, and a touch of black tea. Dry and malty flavour with grassy and tea-like hops and bitterness

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
niquillis (2344) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2011
On cask at Greyhound Hotel, Shap. Pours amber brown with thin head. Malts, fruits with spice. A very good best bitter.

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