imdownthepub (9651) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottled, pasterised, 500ml, ring pull cap. Clear Amber with white bubbly head. The Ruddles part of the GK brand is going the hedgerow, organic route to protect the name, but this is still a poorly brewed beer. Adjuncty flavours in the malt, almost like rice and a boiled veg note on the finish, brewed tea. Not good.
liinis (1496) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 22, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Could be more than it is. too flat and too little bitter to be named as one. anyway an enjoyable beer.
scotty (1032) - SCOTLAND - JAN 31, 2008
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Tried this a few times a while back, there was usually a bit of a haze to it, some bottles worse than others, head retention poor as well. Those problems aside, it’s pretty much bog standrd stuff.
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Bottle 50 cl) Very pretty, clear amber with a small head. Vague nutty, malty notes and a marked bitter finish. Not that much going on here... 090601
Garrat (1254) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
From the bottle this is another below average bitter going around,but this time it’s organic,a pity.
Hansen (6207) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber, ok head. Not much aroma, mostly something flowerish, faint. Flavor mainly bitter, only a little hint of sweetness.
chriso (7344) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
This is OK, but it's still a filtered and pasteurised bottled ale. Organic credentials could be better emphasised by producing a live bottle-conditioned beer. However, even non bottled-conditioned beers can be more interesting in organic form because none of the standard UK hop varities are grown organically, which means that some more interesting hops, in this case Hallertau, have to be used. This has produced a vaguely spicy, but not very bitter beer and the underlying malty tones are consequently not entirely in balance. Mediocre. Bottled, May 2003
SilkTork (5121) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Pasteurised quality and some light fizz. A good tannic tea flavour envelopes the mouth along with some nutty notes. Tastes deeper and darker than regular Ruddles, though there is a Ruddles feel about the whole thing. Acceptable.
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
An amber beer with no head. The aroma is slightly sweet and fruity. The flavor is of a good malt sweetness but a little flat. An OK ale.
omhper (18966) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Reddish amber, average head. Nutty aroma. Dry and medium bodied. Fresh, soft and fruity with salty, really bitter finish. Not complex, but plain and very enjoyable.