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Ruddles Best (Pasteurised)

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


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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 2.66/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.68   EST. CALORIES: 111   ABV: 3.7%
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Available pasteurised in kegs and cans.
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
edsspoon (411) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2014
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wheresthepath (1532) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2014
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
prawlie (1141) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2013
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jmgreenuk (4337) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 21, 2012
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
reebtogi (4183) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 16, 2012
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
johndoughty (3979) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2012
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
lusikka (6239) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 8, 2011
Tap @ Gastropub Soho, Tampere.
Pours a clear copper colour with a small white head. Aroma of grassy hops with some floral notes. Flavour of grassy hops, bready malts and hay. Light bodied with a bready malty finish. Easy.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rosenbergh (6808) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 10, 2011
Draught as Ruddles Smooth at the Plume of Feathers, Little Wymondley, Stevenage, England.
Amber colour with small creamy white head. Very weak aroma of wood and birch leaves. Caramel, nuts and mild fruity bitter hops in flavour. Smooth. Some long-lasting bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
berkshirejohn (4526) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2010
50cl bottle from Morrisons. Gold with a thin white head; rather thin with a sweet malt flavour and gently bitter finish. Rather plain and ordinary, but at least there’s nothing wrong with it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bullit (4007) - Burgos, SPAIN - MAR 11, 2010
Bottle from Morrisons. Clear amber colour, small white head. Aroma of sweet malts. Flavour is slightly sweet malted, a bit grassy.

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