Brewed by Wadworth
Style: English Strong Ale
Devizes, England


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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
"English Table Beer."
Available filtered and bottled.
Contract brewed for Refresh UK. From 2000 to Summer 2004 by Burtonwood. From Summer 2004 by Wadworth.
"A distinctive ale crafted from a judicious blend of Pale, Crystal and Vienna malts to creat a Rotwein hue. Ruby Ale has a vinous, full bodied flavour and a perfectly balanced subtle bitterness. The rich aroma is characteristic of these distinctive hop varieties. Brewed from Fanfare malted barley, Fuggles and Styrian Golding hops."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrBeer (862) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2004
Bottled 1999 vintage Redbrown with firm offwhite head. Chocolaty aroma with tones of apple and toffee. A bit sourish. Bitter flavor with tones of dark chocolate. Tart. low finishing bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (11369) - Søborg, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2004
Bottled: Ruby red coloured. Clear. Dark beige medium sized head. Spicy and very vineous aroma. Flavour is spicy and hoppy with some fruit notes. Is citric and bitter in the end.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
screwball (1099) - Motala, SWEDEN - JUN 15, 2004
Red and brown color. A little brownish head. Aroma from hops and a sweet taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SilkTork (5542) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2003
Bottled. Pasteurised. This was drunk in two parts. I started it last night, and I was thoroughly enjoying it, when I fell ill. My last words as I staggered upstairs to the toilet were "Save that beer in the fridge for me." And now I'm finishing it off. Of course, the oxidised flavours of a pastuerised beer are more apparant the next day when all the fizz has gone, but the firm mouthfeel, and the sultana fruits and brown sugar are still there. I should imagine this would be excellent in the cask.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsniclas (6689) - Billdal, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2003
Bottled. Dark amber. Aroma from toffee and wood. Soft, vinous palate. Flavour from toffee and chocolate with a distinct alcoholfeel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
rlgk (18187) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2003
Red-brown color, a nice thick head. Aroma is fruity. Tastes of carmael, maybe some kind of fruity caramel. Some bitterness in the finish. A little different but a rather nice ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
imdownthepub (13227) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2003
Bottled, Pasteurised. Deep ruby red beer with close knit head. Malt and smooth wine flavours predominate, maybe a little apply cider characterisic. Autumn fruits come through. A well constructed beer but possibly no longer available?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 15, 2003
Amber coloured. Aroma is pretty fruity with some english hops. Taste: Very , very good, loads of flavours, some sweet malt with some alcoholic sweetnes with a very grassy and oily hop bitterness. Sweet vinous finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sigmund (6719) - Tau, NORWAY - JUL 7, 2003
(500 ml bottle). Ruby (rather: reddish brown) colour, very low head. Vinous aroma, full malty flavour, slightly alcoholic, good bitterness. Despite it being called a "table beer" (with robust foods) by the brewers, I would rather call it a typical "sipping beer". Recommended.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rickgordon (3853) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2003
Amber color. White diminishing head. Hoppy caramel aroma. Caramel flavor. Notes of licorice in the flavor, truly malty.

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