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Ruddles County (Cask)

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
Cask; Regular.
Ingredients: Pale Malt; 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 when the strength was reduced to 4.3% and the character was changed.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Kebabman (7) - Devon, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2016 does not count
An old school darkish amber brown colour with a frothy head. Faint caramel aroma and taste with a hint of Bramling Cross character. Unfortunately not a patch on the 5% brew from decades ago but my tastes have changed too.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3476) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2015
Tried at a hungry house. Deep Amber colour with a cream head. Aroma fruity, light spicy. Taste overly sweet, with a slight bitter finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ManVsBeer (8312) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2015
Cask @ King’s Head, Stamford. Copper-amber with a frothy head. Light malty nose and a higher bitterness taste with a hint of sweetness in its aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BBHansen (698) - Køge, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2015
Draught @ Amager ølhus w friends/van Lith. Appearance: pours clear amber with limited white soapy head and lacing. aroma/taste notes: hints of caramel, bread, toffee, berries and some floral notes. palette: soft to medium aroma, low carbonation, medium body, average to notable barley sweetness, low to average bitterness, medium duration and an oily texture. Overall: Decent ale with nice malt and floral hop balance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
niquillis (2344) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2015
On cask at Stafford Arms, Bagnall. Pours chestnut with off white head. Starts off as a nice creamy bitter. Falls flat on it’s arse though, like a chemically induced smoothflow.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
KyotoLefty (9040) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 9, 2014
Cask in Oxford. Amber / copper color. Light and thinnish body. Light malt, but with nice caramel flavor and decent hops. Not really exciting, but decent enough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
McTapps (6421) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - AUG 6, 2014
On tap at The London and County in Eastbourne. Pours out in a deep brown colour with smooth head and medium to flat body. Aroma of hops and barley with some nutty hints. Taste of hops, barley, wheat, nuts, light malt, nuts, mild berries and straw. Smooth to drink, enjoyed it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MichaelAwesome (6403) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 6, 2014
On tap at an Eastbourne based pub. Creamy and soft with some nuts, malt and leaves in the aroma. Very drinkable and quaffy. Enjoyed that one a lot because of its mild aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
macio_men (170) - Warszawa, POLAND - JUN 29, 2014
Bardzo wyraźny smak goryczki, karmelowy posmak, intensywna, czerwonawa barwa. Godne polecenia :)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
NikkTwist (2625) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2014
Cask draft at Khyber Pass. Started as a hazy copper pour with a large foamy head. Lots of wet lace. Feels like a proper English Bitter. Would do in a pinch but nothing extraordinary to see here.

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