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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."


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   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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bluevegie (3049) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 15, 2005
Ruby body that was clear and had a compact almost tan coloured head that left layers of brussels lace. Aroma is some malt, caramel, a touch of spice and then a hint of oranges. Fruity sweetness is what you taste at first. Malt shows up as you taste this further then some bitter characters. Syrupy texture with a medium going on full body. Liked this beer but wouldn’t drink a lot of it. Almost like a Sauterne with only half the alcohol. Cheers!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pilsnerrogge (2454) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JUL 1, 2002
Smooth n’ malty, maybe a bit too sweet.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ALLOVATE (2336) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 2, 2005
After trying this one I was convinced it was more of a seasonal strong ale than a table ale. Tasted from the bottle and poured it into a chalice glass, cool and not cold. Copper coloured, with the clarity of honey, and topped with a thin dense pad of beige foam. Head lasted the distance and left an abundance of rings down the side of the glass. Generous fruity nose, lightly herbal and quite vinous, bordering on port-like. Treacly and sweet in the mouth, medium bodied and very soft in carbonation, it had an assortment of tangy and sugary dark fruits across the palate that became dry in the back. Quite husky and peppery, with flavours of dark berries and burnt grain, caramelised sugars and hints of raspy and acrid herbs (not detrimental). Reasonably bitter, more from the malts, in the back before a long and port like, sweet swallow. Licking my lips I could still taste the sugary sweetness left there between mouthfuls and it was quite full on in the mouth making for a sipping beer, that I would have honestly struggled to quaff. Not a bad drop, all things considered, and a little unique among British ales. Quite nice!!! (500mL bottle, BBE 07/05)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NosirIwont (1939) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2005
Bottle. Pours a hazy brownish red with an off-white head. Sweet, malty aroma. Flavour is sweet and fruity with notes of alcohol. Well-balanced. Round body. Has a red wine-feeling to it. I find it a bit too sweet, though.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JonMoore (1840) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2005
Clear ruby colour with a nice creamy off-white head. Sweet malty aroma. Niice lightly malty and fruity taste with a good bitter finish. The alcohol is fairly apparent; full bodied, lightly carbonated. A decent and enjoyable strong ale.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - NOV 26, 2005
(on bottle, bit too cold) Rustred, nice clear brew with a disapearing white head. Sweet and tender nose of bark, vanilla and burnt almonds. Good full mouthfeel and more hard flavours of carameld almonds and tosted ryebread. Super finish; gets bitterfresh, witch balances the alcohol nicely.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lilja (1530) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 21, 2012
Saknar denna tillsammans med gott sällskap på Tempo. English table beer den bästa av dem alla

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Lunkie (1392) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - FEB 25, 2006
Sweet hop malt aroma. Amber red clear colour with fair head and lacing. Sweet malt flavour with candy aftertaste. Flat palate

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kåstå (1273) - Mol, BELGIUM - APR 11, 2003
Amber coloured beer with a light brown medium sized head. Malty, vinous taste. Slightly sweet start with a light bitter finish. Had this with a wonderful grouse dinner. Excellent to the food.


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