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Brewed by Milestone
Style: Irish Ale
Newark, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.19/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.
A ruby red beer with a creamy head, lightly hopped and full of flavour. Rich Ruby has a rich, fruity aroma produced by a combination of crystal and chocolate malts with Nugget, Galena and East Kent Goldings hops.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 15, 2009
PInt on handpull at The Midnight Bell in Leeds, a very attractive auburn/brown with an off-white head. The aroma is rich malt and woody. Light toasted malt on the palate, along with being rich and fruity. Very enjoyable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2009
Cask in the market porter. Alround rating: Ruby malt, lightly grainy, some grassy hop, but on the sweet side.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (13118) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 22, 2009
Cask at Cloisters ... copper ... ctreamy off white head ... toffee malt nose ... soft smooth grassy bitter hop ... with a little caramel.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ladnewton (1325) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2009
Cask at the Pembury Tavern, on Friday 5th June 2009. Reddish-brown, crystal clear with an initially fizzy off-white head. Biscuit aroma with some notes of floral hop and clove spice. Slight nuttiness in the kick in which the aforesaid biscuit and clove notes are brought to the tongue; slightly creamy - yet easy drinking mouthfeel. I found the beer to be very pleasant and flavoursome, and with red ales not tending to be my favourites, I was impressed.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (7794) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2008
Cask, Burton Summer Fest 08. Brown gold and dull with a small head. Aromas are toffee, tea and sugar with honey and some citrus. Flavours are dry and earthy with Vimto fruitiness. Citrus with sweet toffee. OK.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Carlus12 (361) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2007
Cask @ The Bear, Camberwell, London. Brown / copper colour with small head. Aroma is malty / light. Taste is a little thin and seems to lack something. There is some sweetness too. Not a fan but its decent enough.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rastacouere (6107) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 3, 2007
Considering the style, Scores ranging from 1 to 5, 5 being the most intense
Appearance:
Body:   Clear(1)->Murky(5) : 3     Light Brown(1)->Pitch Black(5) : 3     Still(1)->Sparkling(5) : 2
Head:   None(1)->Large(5) : 3   Off-White(1)->Dark Brown(5) : 2   Lasting: 2   Lacing : 3   Nitro : XX
Aroma:
Intensity : 2  
Yeast : 1   Bread : 2   Apple : XX   Tropical Fruits : XX   Ink : XX   Tar : XX   Olives : XX   DMS : XX
Malt : 3   Biscuity : 3   Burnt Toast : XX   Caramel : XX   Nuts : 2   Pumpernickel : XX   Cereals : 3   Coffee : XX   Dark Chocolate : XX   Vanilla : XX   Grapes : XX   Blackberries : 2   Cherries : XX
Hops : 2   Noble(1)->American(5) : 1   Leafy : 2   Floral : XX   Lemon/Lime : XX   Grapefruit : XX Orange : XX   Herbal : XX   Pine/Spruce/Resin : XX
Notes :   Earth : 2   Wood : XX   Mint : XX   Smoke : XX   Soy : XX   Bourbon : XX   Anise : XX
Flavor:
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 3   Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 4   Sourness : XX   Lactic : XX   Bitterness : 1   Complex : XX   Length : XX
Palate:
Light(1)->Full(5) : 2   Flat(1)->Fizzy(5) : 2   Clean : XX   Sharp : XX   Watery : 2   Oily : 2   Chalk : XX   Astringent : XX   Alcohol : XX   Mineral : 2   Oxidation : XX   Metallic : XX

Comments: A bit thin and not the most drinkable, but generous in biscuity nuances.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2010 Cask at Wellington Arms, Bedford. Brown with a small white head. Burnt dough aroma. Delightful sweet, dark, bready malty taste with a faint ashiness. Bit like a date loaf. Lingering bitterness made this a cracker. 2.9.10. Same location Not quite so impressive this time. Toast and straw aroma. Sourness and background malt in the taste. Rated:6,4,6,4,11:3.1

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2007
A Mes rate: Gravicask up the Junction. Copper / amber colour. Caramel and maybe a little diacetyl in the aroma. Malty toffee flavour. Watery palate. So so.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (9622) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2007
Cask conditioned at The Dun Cow, Hornton, Oxon. Amber red beer with slight head. Smooth creamy beer, highly and sweetly malted, few hops, but reasonable enough.


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