shoestring (281) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - OCT 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2014 Nice cheap bitter from asda. Toffee . Burnt caramel and bitter end. Nice thirst quencher and could do me a session ok at one quid a bottle. Nutty and biscuits also in there. As a few people have said, not offensive in any way, and competes favourably with the big boys (for what it is).
joe19612 (1929) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a dark orange colour with a fluffy white head, some fruit in the aroma, taste is light and on the sweet side with a slighty bitter finish.
mike_77 (3380) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light brown colour with big foamy head. Strong aroma. Quite a bit skunky. A simple malty bitter with a skunky hoppy aftertaste.
rauchbier (3634) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, from Asda. Copper gold, thin short lived white head and gentle condition. Pleasant mix of sweet caramel and hop resin in the nose, hints of burnt toast and toffee in the mouth mixed with a tinny hop note, quite dry and with a roasted bitterness in the finish
edsspoon (537) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg as ruddles smooth - amber with a creamy white head. Thick lacing and good retention. Aroma of malt, earth and grass. Taste is similar with malt, grass and lemon. Light body.
wheresthepath (1615) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Keg at the Dolphin, High Wycombe. Amber with a moderate white head and a light sparkle. Yes there’s some caramel but there’s a decent amount of fruitiness too. Surprising amount of flavour and a reasonable mouthfeel. Don’t think I’d have guessed this was a GK keg beer- frankly it tastes better than when I’ve had it on cask. Not bad.
prawlie (1186) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pint at Old Manor in Bracknell. Copper coloured, well formed head. Light aroma, with a hint of fruit. Harsh bitterness on the first taste. Leaves a dry taste in the mouth. Has a burnt caramel flavour a bit overpowering. Not for me.
jmgreenuk (4961) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 21, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at the Bankers Draft, Sheffield. Clear copper brown pour with a thin frothy head. Not much of an aroma with a slightly malty, slightly bitter taste. Nothing special. Just a thirst quencher.
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reebtogi (4375) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 16, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml can pours a pale amber color with a 2 finger white head that settles quite quickly and leaves some spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma is caramel with some earthy notes. Taste is light caramel malty sweetness with an earthy hop bitterness. Light bodied with modest carbonation. A typical low end bitter.
johndoughty (4077) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle ( Clear ) Yellow with a medium head. Strange slightly bitter flavour.
Not very impressive at all. Which is very sad as I can remember Ruddles as a respected producer of real ale and good bottled beer. Drinking this reminded of someone who seen better times and is now on their last legs. RIP Ruddles.