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North Yorkshire Archbishop Lee’s Ruby Ale

Brewed by North Yorkshire
Style: Bitter
Guisborough, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 2.69/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.7   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
Northern, rounded and full bodied.
Ingredients:Pale malt, crystal malt, chocolate malt. Hallertau and First Gold hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
imdownthepub (11392) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2015
Bottled, 500ml from Wyevale Garden Centre, Bicester, Oxon. Brown with off white head. Initially pretty thin, in fact quite thin throughout, sweetish, fruity malty with a caramel edge. Little on the hop front. Pretty average.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
TBone (14175) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2013
Bottled 500ml@VWPBF Hazy orange color, small white head. Apricot jam and orange in the nose. Light bodied. A bit watery, some cardboardish notes. Light fruity flavors, otherwise not much going on.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (4924) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2013
Bottle conditioned: 500ml BBD 1 Oct 2014, poured slowly into an Abbot Ale glass tankard at home on 23 Aug 2013. No sediment left the bottle, so I got a clean, clear brew of an amber colour that had a golden hue, on top a smooth white foaming head. The nose was yeasty, woody and floral. Some semi-sweet maltiness as the beer warmed (the bottle asked for the beer to be served ’cool’). Tasted fine: a pleasant blend of flavours with a young, almost green feel to it, the yeast still working on the other ingredients somewhat. Malts, which seem to be lightly roasted vie with the hops to give a well balanced and easy drinking brew. The alcohol content sits nicely within the flavours and suits the beer. Should I have allowed the sediment into my tankard? Maybe, the beer would have been cloudy of course, but the depth of flavour might well have been deeper and more richer, I’ll never know.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
oh6gdx (22638) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 26, 2013
Bottled (from Beers Of Europe)@vPBFII. Amber colour, small white head. Aroma is fruity, floral and toffeeish with some mild notes of resin. Flavour is berries, fruity, floral and toffeeish with yeast.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
lusikka (7104) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 26, 2013
500 ml bottle @ WPBF 2013.
Pours a murky golden amber colour with a small head. Aroma of mango, honey and some maltiness. Very dull flavour of caramel, cardboard, honey, mango, grassy hops and some hay. Weak flavour and still some off-flavours. Light bodied, watery mouthfeel and low carbonation. Useless.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
laiti (7264) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 26, 2013
50 cl bottle @ wPBF, BBE 02/2014
Aroma is sweetish with caramel, some harsh malt and peaches. Flavour has harsh malt, peaches, some toffee and caramel. Quite generic bitter. And too English for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
olio (7528) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 26, 2013
50 cl bottle @ wPBF’13.
Pours clear golden color with a minimal head. Aroma of sweet fruits, mild hops and grass. Flavor of butter, grass, citrus fruits and some toffee notes. Bitter palate with a sweetish finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
danlo (1638) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2013
500ml bottle. Dark brown ruby-tinged colour, no head and a fruity toffee aroma. Taste is malt with fruity & toffee notes, hint of chocolate, and a light sourish bitterness. Slightly watery mouthfeel, low carbonation. OK.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
richc (239) - Bolton, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2012
Bottled: A bit fruity but a bit of harsh alcohol and may be papery notes in the aroma. Pours a nice abmer with a decent head. Flavour is a bit dull, not much malt or hop flavour just bitterness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
a_cross (639) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2012
Cask; mid-brown, no hint of ruby, thin head; some sweet caramel malt; fairly flat watery mouthfeel; tinge of bitterness in the short finish; a weak, nothing sort of beer, as poor as can be without actually being offensive; maybe it tastes better closer to home than the South Coast.

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