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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pilsnerrogge (2817) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JUL 1, 2002
Smooth n’ malty, maybe a bit too sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kinnaj15 (275) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 29, 2005
Amber with fair ligth brown head. Sweet aroma with a hint of alcohol. Big sweet taste and a aftertaste of burnt caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Veer (362) - Landskrona, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2006
Aroma: fruity, syrup, honey, lovely malt, dates, some hops, alcohol, grapes. Apperance: stark orange red (clear), yellowish white foam that sets quickly. Flavor: initially metallic, pretty bitter, apply afterharshness, vinous, some sweetness (raisinlike), mineral, slightly salty. Palate: very good, dry and rolling, rough.

   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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2005
Bottle. Amber colour with a small baige head. Malty chocolat aroma and a sweet malty light hoppy taste. Medium body and a sweet light dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
rlgk (18188) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsniclas (6691) - 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 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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 23, 2005
Pours a intruiging slightly oily looking, murky dark almost opaque amber colour with a fine bubbled medium size shortish lasting beige head. Aroma is mainly fruity malt with a hint of something medicinal. Palate is smooth and medium bodied, slightly cloying with low carbonation. Flavour is medium strong molasses and generic cola sweet toated grainy malt. The bitterness seems added on like an afterthought appearing late in the finish as an over roasted almost burnt malt with little to none hop bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jacobwennbom (357) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 13, 2007
This beer really is deep ruby red. It has a nice bitterness and a luring caramell maltyness I for one don’t mind. However does feel a little thin if I recall correctly, also s biy boring (in lack of a better word). Might have again to re-rate.

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