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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (14127) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 6, 2006
Bottled. Light brown colour with a beige head. Hop and caramel aroma. Flavour is hop and sweet caramel. Bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
imdownthepub (13234) - 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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thewolf (12081) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (11370) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
faroeviking (10295) - FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 20, 2007
Bottle. "The 1999 Vintage Ale". Lovely brown red colour with a fair lasting head. Aroma of caramel, chocolate, bit fruity and hoppy. Flavour is caramellic, hoppy, roasted malts, some chocolate and nuts too, slightly spiced. Bit sweet and bitter finish. A tasty ale!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maria (10214) - Thisted, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2008
The head is nice and golden and leaves a nice lace. The color should be ruby, just like a red wine, but it’s dark brown. The aroma is sweet and malty and the flavour is very sweet, especially in the beginning. It has notes of malt, caramel, dark fruit and some spice. It has a slightly bitter finish. It’s a nice after dinner beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gnoff (9569) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 25, 2007
(500 ml bottle at The Golden Days, Göteborg) Clear dark brown color, creamy tan head. Fruity and sweet scent. Rich raissin and alcohol taste. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterness. Sweet with burnt malt aftertaste. A bit harsh bitterenss, husky and grainy.

   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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsniclas (6695) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ekstedt (6516) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 19, 2007
Bottle. Deep ruby (!) colour, medium beige head. Nutty, roasted malt aroma with some burnt sugar notes. Medium bodied and smooth. Alcohol weel integrated with some sweetness and a moderate bitterness.

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