Brewed by Wells & Youngs
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Bedford, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 373   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Bottle; pasteurised. Also exported pasteurised in kegs.
Production moved from Youngs to Wells & Youngs in 2007. Recipe changed from dry hopping with Target to Goldings.
Ingredients: Maris Otter and Crystal malts; Fuggle and Golding hops. Dry hopped with Golding hops.
Named after the Dorset Horn ram that lived in Youngs brewery stables in Wandsworth, and on which the company’s trademark is based.
“A pale brown, fruity, vinous, hoppy beer packed full of flavour. Full-bodied with an excellent balance between malt and hops.”

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SSSteve (3661) - - MAR 12, 2008
a hazy orange/amber colored beer under a small off white head. aroma is of caramel, toast, and light hops. flavors of caramel and spicy, bitter, citrusy hops. medium bodied and moderately to sharply carbonated. good, but there are much better english bitters out there. for some reason i had a real hard time finding this beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
RSRIZZO (1847) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2007
Had this beer on 2/11/2003. Aroma is a light metallic malt scent. Color is a bright gold with good carbonation and thin head. Taste is thin and bitter. Starting with a light crisp body it goes down with a sharp feel. Finish is a sharp thin malt flavor, backed by a strong bitterness, followed up with a light sweetness. Overall its just to extreme (too sharp, too bitter, too crisp). Last note, best before date is Nov. 2002, it seems to be hard to find these imports while still in date.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (7798) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2007
Bottle. Deep gold with a small head. Aromas are caramel and spices with some fruitiness. Flavours are caramel and toffee with some fruitiness. Dry on the finish. A decent malty beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (8595) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 13, 2007
Keg Killed by kegging. Aroma neutered by nitro. Evidently this could be a good beer if they hadn’t killed it. Must try the cask version.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2007
Quite a disappointing ESB. Smooth and creamy but lacks of refinement of a Fullers ESB.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: Ram Rod
Date: 09/08/1996
Mode: Bottle
Source: DC

hazey amber, whispy head with a trace of lace, light sweet malt with mild floral hop aroma, good malt flavor with slight bittering hops lasting through the finish

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.6/5.0
Score: *4
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20004) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 22, 2007
Bottled. Golden colour, mediumsized white head. Aroma is sweet fruity and berryish hops along with some caramel. Flavour is caramel, fruits, hops and slight hints of yeast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ethereal (2410) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 23, 2007
275ml bottle from The Grapes, Wandsworth. Fruity aroma on initial opening. Pours a light amber with a smallish head that subsides. Very dry but lacking in flavour with a bit of a tinny taste as others have mentioned.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 26, 2007
Caramel and toasty malts with light fruity esters in the very mild aroma. Clear brown body is topped by a low, off white head that recedes to a partial cover with spotty lacing. Mild floral hops over caramel malts with fairly light bitterness. Medium light body with moderate carbonation. A bit disappointing for a dry hopped beer. Bottle sampled in Fall 2006 (Bičropholie, Jul-06).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2154) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 17, 2007
good flavors (although a bit heavy on the caramel) honey caramel or toffee ish. watery and a bit thin (tastewise). a touch of mix (up) fruit and malt (again weakish). bitterness that is not overpronounced and might be immature. tinny taste may be sign of a crapped out bottle. though i have certainly had this before. typical for it’s class and moderate as described.

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