Ridleys Rumpus (Cask)

Formerly brewed at Greene King
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Bury St. Edmunds, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.33/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Cask. A Ridley’s beer, brewed by Greene King since late 2005. Brewed January to March by Ridleys. Reduced to a monthly January seasonal since the Greene King takeover.
Roasted crystal malt creates this rich, ruby coloured ale, giving a sweet, nutty flavour perfectly complemented by a light bitter aftertaste.

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tombyars (1768) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - FEB 27, 2012
First tasted this at the Red Lion Inn, Alnmouth in June 1997. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear russet in colour with a thick creamy white head. Sweet berry fruit in the short aroma. Thin mouthfeel and good lacing. Mixed malts give a fiery digestive biscuit base with tart redcurrant fruit present. Dusty hop flowers give a dry bitter and increasingly metallic aftertaste, long in intensity. Finish is malty with citric overtones. An ok session bitter but not in the ESB stable though.

DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2006
1. Cask Handpump at the Carriers Arms, Hatchmere 15/05/2001 Nutty flavoured and smooth on the palate. 2. Cask Handpump at the Leigh Arms, Acton Bridge 10/06/2001 Dark coloured with a fruity aroma and flavour. Woody finish.
Earlier Rating: 2/26/2006 Total Score: 3.2
1. Cask Handpump at the Carriers Arms, Hatchmere 15/05/2001 Mild on the palate with a nutty flavour. 2. Cask Handpump at the Legh Arms, Acton Bridge 10/06/2001 Dark coloured with a fruity aroma. Woody flavour in the finish.

StueyD (1586) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2006
A dark reddish brown beer with a weak white head. A light toasted malt nose with a sweet caramel finish. The taste is light, toasted malt with a sweet biscuity flavour to follow. There is a slight dryness in the finish. (Draught - tried @ the Norwich Beer Festival 2004).

Fin (10917) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2006
Cask on handpump at The Crown Charlton On Otmoor, Oxon. Wonderful dark amber colour with a very small head. very easy drinking and moreish with some great malty and nutty flavours dominating. Can’t remember if I had ever had this pre Greene King taking over but if as I expect this was the GK version then they’ve made a very decent beer.

hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2006
Cask at the Swan, Bromham, Bedfordshire. Dark amber-red with a small off-white head. Sweet aroma of malt and golden syrup. Fruity malt flavour with some bitterness and some caramel in the aftertaste. This was at a Greene King pub: presumably they’re now brewing it again.

peter48er (186) - Liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2006
Cask dispense @ Freshfield Hotel Formby 2006 Beer Festival. Despite being brewed in Bury St Edmunds by the uniquitous Greene King Brewery this beer remains as I remember it when last I tasted it, when it was actually brewed by Ridleys. A red/brown full bodied ale with a swee tflavour. Roasted malts suplemented by a bitter aftertaste. A very pleasant beer in good condition.

MiP (15973) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 24, 2005
Cask. Nutty aroma. Semi-cloudy, dark chestnut colour. Malty, spicy flavour. Finish is slightly sour, but in the good way. This was the bottom of the cask.

imdownthepub (15331) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2005
Cask Conditioned at The Red Lion, Kidlington, Oxon. Deep amber with a light head. Sweet malty beer with a soft fruit and beechnut flavour. Toffee with a short finish.

fiulijn (21214) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 11, 2005
Cask Conditioned
Dark amber color; thin creamy head. Ordinary aroma, malty, earthy, candi sugar. Good body structure, some sweetness, a lot of caramel, a hint of nuts. Quite good.

MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 7, 2005
Cask @ Akkurat, Stockholm Backlog 12 Nov 2004
Raisins, nuts, christmasy, butterscotch, malt, dades, juniper. On the whole, quite complex.

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