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Brewed by Milestone
Style: Irish Ale
Newark, England
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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.16/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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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.


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   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

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StueyD (1234) - 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).

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ladnewton (1474) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
niquillis (1180) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2011
On cask at The Congress, Longton. Pours ruby red with a white head. Chocolate stout style lightened by good hoppiness, excellent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DanielBrown (3913) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2005
Gravity at Birmingham Beer Fest. Nice colouring and an attractive smell. A good Red ale to start the evening. Nice and smooth ruby flavours, with a sweetish finish. A good example of a style I can usually take or leave.

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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (11860) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2013
Cask at Hamilton Hall, JDW, London. Pours clear, copper-gold witha moderate, white foam head. Bready malts in the nose with suggestions of ripe berries and other fruits. Medium sweet flavor with lots of bready malts, light toasty brown sugar, hints of caramel, berries. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Finishes with decent sweetness and mellow, leafy bitterness, some further toasted sugars, bread and caramel. Good and sessionable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardGretton (4292) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markas101 (1898) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 27, 2011
The Francis Newton, Sheffield, UK. Cask. Malty caramel aroma, sweet with a bready mellowness. Faint bitterness on the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20902) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 26, 2012
Cask. Ambery brown colour with a small head. Aroma is malts, mild sugary notes, sweet floral notes as well as some rose hip. Flavour is quite similar in a good balance. Fruity and floral aftertaste.


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