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Ruddles Best (Cask)

Brewed by Greene King
Style: Bitter
Bury St. Edmunds, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.72/5   EST. CALORIES: 111   ABV: 3.7%
Cask; Regular.
Ingredients: Pale and crystal malted barley; Bramling Cross hops.
Originally brewed in the Ruddles brewery in Oakham, Leicestershire (Rutland); moved in 1997 to the Morland brewery in Abingdon, Oxfordshire; finally moved in 2000 to the Greene King brewery in Bury St Edmunds.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
liquidbread86 (162) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 18, 2016
Nice amber color with a moderate head. Very smooth with little hops or malt character. Yet, still tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
nilsas (3523) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUL 10, 2016
Lukt: Syrlige frukter og urter.
Utseende: Brun.
Skum/kullsyre: Dekkende skum.
Smak: Syrlige frukter, grapefrukt og noe urter.
Hvor: Bridge Bar and Eating House, Heatrow.
Medium: Tapp@500ml, ABV@3,7%, Når@09.07.2016
Earlier Rating: 1/27/2014 Total Score: 2.5
Duft av malt og noe frukt. Fin gyllen farge. Dekkende skum. Smak av malt med en liten honning taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Rob_D_UK (1369) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 20, 2015
Pours a clear chestnut with a white head. Smells of bread... Tastes kind of like tangy spring water.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thirstyboris (19) - Camperdown, AUSTRALIA - MAY 8, 2015
Deep honey colour with a slight fluffy head. Light aroma. Malt and toffee tastes. Bitterness moderate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sigmund (6745) - Tau, NORWAY - APR 10, 2015
Cask half pint at the Jack Fairman (JDW), Horley. Deep golden to copper colour, small white head. Moderate aroma, malty with hints of toffee and a little fruit. The flavour is malty but not sweet, with a slight but pleasant tingling fruity sensation on the tongue.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nihtila (2927) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2015
15.5.2014. Cask. Dryish, slightly bitter, citrus notes. Thin, watery but still quite ok.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrTipple (3671) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2015
Aroma: grass and floral hops, grain malts. Appearance: clear amber, small, white, frothy head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: grain malts mainly, some grassy notes. Overall: much better thank expected, quite well-balanced. Pint at The Alliance, West Hampstead.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Towey1989 (1891) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2015
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2016 Cask at The Green Dragon, Leek (JDW) A clear amber colour with a thin white head. Aroma of caramel, biscuity malts, fruit, slight leather, a little butter and subtle yeast. Taste of caramel, fruit, some biscuity malts, slight leather, a little yeast and subtle spicy hops. Light bodied but a watery texture. A dryish, fruity bitteness in the finish. Recognisable Greene King characteristics in this beer. An average bitter overall.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (6556) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2014
Cask at JDW Putney. Hazy dark orange, still, small bubbly white head. Aroma is musty hop, shoe, leather, tangerine. Like a tangerine in a musty leather shoe. Sort of. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is light and malt-forward, slightly soapy, some perfumey tangy floral hop, easy drinking. Better than expected, nice condition.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lowenbrau (3229) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 24, 2014
Cask @The Rann Wartha. St. Austell. 11-08-2014.
Pours dark gold wuth little white head. Toffee aromas. Sweet and roasty, toffee nuts flavours. Bit boring. Nothing remarkable.

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