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


on tap


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RATINGS: 377   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Bottle; pasteurised. Also exported pasteurised in kegs.
Production moved from Youngs to Wells & Youngs in 2007. Brand acquired solely by Charles Wells in 2011. 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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ttours (2) - Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2005 does not count
no better beer for any occasion. Full body with a sweet caramel arouma. Draws a nice head off a tap and goes down smooth. My personal favorite for a real pint of beer for a real improtant occassion.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3937) - Radom, POLAND - FEB 24, 2012
cooked vegetables, barnyard, spruce, cereal, orange, cloudy, frothy, light sweetness, very bitter, lightly sour, full body, thin feel, soft carbonation, long finish, bitter,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
opiate (199) - Sandy, Utah, USA - APR 10, 2001
I really liked this ale. I thought it was superbly balanced. Smooth. And just a great ’beer.’ I mean, sure it’s not a Russian Imperial Stout or a barley wine. But it’s great for defining that perfect middle of the road beer ’beer.’ If you know what I mean.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bjorkattack99 (9) - USA - JAN 17, 2002 does not count
it’s scrumdiddleyumptious.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
groovinhigh (170) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - APR 22, 2002
Wonderful bitter... Very drinkable and tremendous on tap. Thank you Flying Saucer!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nate (4170) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2002
Dry, medium palate with soft carbonation. Small, off-white, short lasting head. Light to medium orange-red color. Heavy malty, wort aroma - very pleasant. Had some other aromas I couldn’t quite ID. Light sweet/bitter start to finish. Really tasty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
49degrees (49) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 2, 2003
Like most brews from Young’s, Ramrod is another great offering from the UK. Not as bitter as one would generally expect for this type of Ale, but it is very well rounded, has a nice blend of hops and malts that deliver a very pleasant experience. Brew is characterized by a rich copper-reddish hue, complete with a very even, creamy complexion, mid-sized head that leaves consistent lacing along the glass. Aroma is very enjoyable but lends itself much closer to a mild ale than that of bitter. Taste too is quite mild and lacks the hoppy kick expected

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - OCT 7, 2003
Pale brown in color and very flavorful. Hoppy and fruity aroma. Nice white head when poured. Little malty but doesn't make it bitter. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mrargon (2) - USA - AUG 16, 2006 does not count
Always a favorite of mine dating back to the early nineties, seems to be as redoubtable as ever.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2002
A reasonable pale ale, nice dry hops almost like a whiff of the legendary jynnan tonnyx... Not too complicated, but satisfying for all that; a good brew to accompany one of the woodier Virginia flake pipe tobaccos (such as Esoterica Tobacciana’s Stonehaven.)

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