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Ruddles Best (Cask)

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20
13
style
Brewed by Greene King
Style: Bitter
Bury St. Edmunds, England
Serve in English pint

bottling
unknown

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.71   EST. CALORIES: 111   ABV: 3.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Rob_D_UK (1265) - Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2015
Pours a clear chestnut with a white head. Smells of bread... Tastes kind of like tangy spring water.

3
   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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sigmund (5723) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nihtila (1721) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2015
15.5.2014. Cask. Dryish, slightly bitter, citrus notes. Thin, watery but still quite ok.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdiBeer (2083) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Towey1989 (590) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2015 Cask at The Green Dragon, Leek (JDW) Clear amber colour with a thin white head. Aroma of sweet malt, fruit, leather and biscuity, also buttery. Taste is sweet and malty at first, fruit and biscuit coming through, but not a lot. Light bodied but thin texture. A fruity, bitter finish. Recognisable Greene King characteristics in this beer. An average bitter overall.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (3215) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lowenbrau (2639) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 11, 2014
3/20/2011. on tap. Amber with a tan head. Sweet malty aromas with dried fruit. Bitter flavors, fruit and caramel with a malty finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1913) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2014
Pint from the royal hop pole Tewkesbury. Amber colour with creamy white head. Aroma has malt and caramel. Taste is bitter and a touch metalic.


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