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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (34219) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2004
A brown beer (not ruby) with a fine orange head. The aroma is sweet malty with roasted notes as well as notes of oranges. The flavor is very roasted and with a dry hoppy end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (25813) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2005
Bottled. Red coloured with a huge off white head. Sweet malty aroma with notes of fruits and marzipan. Sweet flavour of marzipan with fruity notes. Bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (25141) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 2, 2005
Bottled. Copper coloured with white foamy head. Caramellish malty nose along with hops. Hoppy flavour along with a bit caramelly hints. Quite dry and a bit sticky palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2005
(Bottle 50 cl) Reddish brown with a warm orangey glow and a huge, deliciously creamy head. Complex, malty beer with the flavours almost queuing up to impress my taste buds. This is almost like a dry Sherry with a nutty character and only a discreet bitterness and a hint of sweetness. Very sophisticated, vinous brew. A real sipping beer. Yummy. 130401

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
omhper (23314) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2002
Nut brown, rounded maltiness, very balanced and complex.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (18725) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 1, 2003
Amber color, creamy head. Some nice hop aroma; very light malt and caramel. Pleasant, with some malt and caramel, light fruitness, pretty strong bitterness, but a bit metallic, not finished, not mature.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
rlgk (17912) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (16482) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 9, 2006
Bottled. Dark golden with an off-white head leaving nice lacings. Sweet, caramel aroma with a vinous fruityness. The flavor has lots of sweetness, along with malt and hops. Full-bodied and sweet, with a finsih consisting of both malts and hops. Worked well with semi-soft cheese. (060428)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TBone (16080) - Pori, FINLAND - JAN 28, 2005
Bottled (BB 07/2005)
Ruby brown (slightly hazy) with a good creamy off-white head. Aroma is a bit dunky with rubber, hops and caramel. Sweetish portwineous palate with Fuggles hops giving bitter flavor. Bittersweet it is - makes this hard to enjoy in full. Caramelly and aromatic hoppy aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (15483) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 25, 2001
Oily and very earthy, with a very diminished hoppiness. Big malt accent and a lot of flavour.

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