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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Engelsmann (651) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2005
Pours a dark amber, with a creamcoloured head. Aroma is sweet malty. Taste is sweet, with a medium sweet aftertaste

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maria (10213) - 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 (9593) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Egon (478) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - APR 13, 2006
Bottle. Some taste of roasted coffee and alcohol. A reddish colour with white foam, medium sweetness, bitter finish, medium body. A little bit disappointed but not bad. Slightly too much alcohol and too little ale taste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TBone (16196) - 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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 26, 2005
Ruby colour (surprisingly), ugly yellow clumpy head which sticks around. Not much of anything in the aroma - yeastiness dominates, toasty malt, diacetyl and a distinct gingeriness as it gets to room temperature. There’s a bit of rusty hop flavour, then an intensely flabby-sweet malt character hits you, with hints of sultana and marzipan. Bitterness is masked, but it’s there because I could taste it after eating some chocolate cake. Didn’t impress me all that much, though these pasteurised, bottled English ales rarely do.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2005
Ruby red colour with a small off white head. Malty and sweet aroma with hints of cherry and marzipan. Sweet cherry flavor with notes of marzipan.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Lunkie (1827) - 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

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