Brewed by Yeovil Ales
Style: Bitter
Lufton, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.22/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Cask; Occasional. Also available bottle conditioned.
Ruby is a premium red bitter with rich malt depth. The smooth palate is pronounced by English hops giving the trademark Yeovil Ales aromatic signature

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
SilkTork (5559) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2016
Greyhound Inn, Corfe Castle. A good old fashioned malty drink with well soaked hops giving a little tang to the affair. Nice one. I could happily drink this again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ManVsBeer (8766) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2016
Cask @ Dirty Dickís, Halifax. Deep copper-red with a creamy head. Has a sticky-sweet texture and taste, but not an overbearing one. Has berry fruits in both aroma and taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
theprof (520) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2015
Hallmark aroma for the cask ale apparently is caramel malts Reddish brown no head to speak of. Despite hints of dark fruit in the scent it is not overly sweet. And there is a growing bitterness on the palate. Personally I found the palate more watery than smooth. However one has to make allowance for a pour from the barrel at a festival. I would certainly drink it again.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jfb (5564) - Freising, GERMANY - SEP 12, 2015
(cask) clear amber-ruby colour with a frothy light-beige head. aroma of dark fruit, caramel and yeast, with a light touch of soy sauce and some chalk. flavour is mostly treebark, earth and popcorn, with lots of grainy pale malts and some liquorice. light-bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3902) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2015
Pint from the Raven, Bath. Deep reddish brown, with a tan head.Aroma has plenty of malt and caramel, but also pear, the taste starts with a caramel and fruity sweetness, with a light sweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrTipple (3683) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2015
Aroma: caramel and grain malts. Appearance: brown, small, frothy head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: malty sweets continue, grains, bread, flat carbonation. Overall: decent Bitter, nice palate, but not quite in the top league. Pint at The Raven, Bath.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kwik-lime (1706) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2014
Cask at The Antelope in Surbiton. Not ruby at all, it was a pretty dark brown, but keeping its head nicely. Rich malt, caramel, some ash, a smooth palate. Good bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (4787) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - NOV 11, 2013
Cask by handpump at Counting House, Glasgow - clear dark reddish brown, dark malty and berry fruit aroma, thin creamy off-white head, excellent film of thin lacing, sweet, caramel, toffee, berry fruits, sweet malty aftertaste

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DanielBrown (4381) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2013
Cask at Briar Rose, Birmingham. Ruddy colour, rich malty taste. Sweetly bready, like, perhaps German rye bread. Good malt blend, some course bitterness. Fine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BlackHaddock (6375) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2013
Nearly didnít review this as it wasnít right: hand-pulled half-pint in the town centre (Telford) Wetherspoons on 16th Oct 2013. Poured a dull almost murky brown colour with a good solid head of off-white bubbles, certainly not ruby red or clear: the alarm bells began to ring. Anyway back at my table it sat and stared back at me while I decided what to do. The aroma made me try it: I like malts, so the semi-rich smell of malty molasses ensured I had a sip. It was on the turn, but I couldnít be arsed to take it back. Iím sure itís a lovely malty, tasty brew normally and have scored it accordingly, not on my little experience. If I ever come across it again, Iíll re-write this piece.

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