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

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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.15/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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.


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 (6164) - 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 (7118) - 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 (12170) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - JAN 1, 2007
Cask Conditioned, at the Market Porter, Borough, London.
Deep amber/ruby coloured body, speckled head. Malt dominated, tending to the sweeter palate. Lacks a bit a of length and bite.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2006
Cask (handpump) at The Star Inn, Bath, April 2006. Certainly ruby (and a rather handsome shade at that), but not particularly rich to my taste. Mainly malty, and on the sweet side. Not enough balancing hop presence for my taste. Competent, but really my thing.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StueyD (1549) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2006
A dark copper red beer with a thick, light brown coloured head. The nose is rich, toasted malt, liquorice, caramel, coffee and dark chocolate. The taste is bittersweet, malty, again liquorice, burnt sugar, a strong coffee element along with a bitter, dark chocolate like flavour. Followed by a lingering, sweet finish. Cask - @ The Fox & Hounds, Heacham, Norfolk).

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nekronos (3849) - Xalapa, MEXICO - JUL 7, 2006
I was fprgetting about this. It wa snice, nice colour, like dark, good foam and good taste at all. Very good brwery.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardGretton (4525) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2005
Cask@Nottingham Beer Festival. Light brown appearance with a light and malty aroma and a mild and malty flavour. Overall a plain, malty and slightly dry beer.


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