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Brewed by Wadworth
Style: English Strong Ale
Devizes, England

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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
"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."


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29333) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25085) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (20807) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20333) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
omhper (19380) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2002
Nut brown, rounded maltiness, very balanced and complex.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (14573) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (13575) - 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)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12612) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 25, 2001
Oily and very earthy, with a very diminished hoppiness. Big malt accent and a lot of flavour.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TBone (12547) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thewolf (11184) - Kolding, DENMARK - JAN 20, 2007
Bottle. Nice dark red colour, nearly burgundy. Aroma is dominated by caramel, having roasted and slightly smoked tones as well. Flavour is likewise dominated by caramel, but with some hazel and plum-like finishes. It has a wonderful way of circulating the caramel arong slight bitterness and fruitiness, never making the caramel too much.


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