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Ruddles Orchard (Cask)

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


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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 2.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.59/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Cask, Seasonal;
Ruddles Orchard is County (Pale Malt; Bramling Cross hops) with the addition of apple juice.
"This combination creates an intriguing beer with an instant apple hit. Balanced by a bitterness that Ruddles beers have become famous for."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tombyars (1611) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - FEB 29, 2012
Tasted this at the Esquire House, Glasgow (JDW) in November 2006. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear orange amber in colour with a thin white head. Slight floral hop and apple tango in the short aroma. Thin mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malts give a digestive biscuit flavour with a touch of green apple fruit. Dusty hops present in the short bitter aftertaste. Finish is malty and refreshing with no cask dryness noted. An ok session bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2007
A Mes rate: Cask a Baker St. ’Sporks.
Amber with a white head and plenty of lace. Apple and cinnamon. Medicinal and astringent. NEXT!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2007
Knights Templar, Chancery Lane Aug 07: Clear caramel hue, light body, some maltiness. Quite sweet. Not my sort of thing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
FatPhil (14173) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 20, 2007
Draught (Free Press, Cambridge) Looks like a bitter. Smells like a bitter. Tastes vaguely like a bitter. Very uninspiring. Some apply tinges.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2007
Cask (handpump) @ The Corner House, B3, Birmingham. Clear medium amber color with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, fruity-vinegar, toffee, butter. Flavor is moderate sweet and some acetic (vinegar) with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2007
Pint(s) at Dirtman’s Reunion, The Mt Pleasant, Coventry. Not the alcopop confection I was hoping for. Chalky smooth, fruitily bitter and a little bit hoppy. Biting late bitterness with wafery malt afters. Stinks of apple. Quite a natural-tasting combination of flavours. Emerges surprisingly unscathed from the addition of apple juice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2006
Cask Handpump at the Wardwick, Derby 29/09/2006 Fruit aroma. Copper amber coloured and fruity apple flavour. Some dryness in a crisp full malt finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2006
Cask at The Pilgrim’s Progress (JDW), Bedford. Amber-gold with a small off-white head. Intensely sweet aroma of artificial apple, which didn’t really reflect on the taste, which is slightly sweet and fruity but not specifically appley. Some late bitterness.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Fin (9688) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2006
Cask at The Crown, Charlton on Otmoor, Oxon. To be honest I viewed this with some scepticism having had the bottle version recently, which in fairness I had also viewed with about as much enthusiasm as having my eyes gouged out with chopsticks, that said the bottle wasn’t as bad as I expected and this faired ever so slightly better. Poured an amber colour but the first whiff was definately of Apples which was strange coming from what looked like an everday bitter. Other than the instantly detectable apple which struck me as being a bit of artificial smell I didn’t think that this appeared so artificial in the taste department, much maltier than I expected and maybe a little bit sweet but you know this proved to be better than I had anticipated.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DanielBrown (4381) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2005
Hand pulled at the Wellington, Birmingham. To be honest, I didn’t find this too offensive. Bland, tasteless mostly, with just a hint of juice and orange malts. Boring and brown.

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