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Ruddles Best (Pasteurised)

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 2.7/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.71   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoestring (297) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - OCT 20, 2014
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).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
joe19612 (2005) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2014
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mike_77 (3604) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2014
Light brown colour with big foamy head. Strong aroma. Quite a bit skunky. A simple malty bitter with a skunky hoppy aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rauchbier (3640) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2014
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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
edsspoon (679) - 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 (1687) - 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 (1227) - 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 (5320) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - 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 (4520) - 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 (4148) - 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.

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