Ruddles Organic Ale

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 2.81/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.8/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
A slight sweetness balanced by a citrus taste results in a pure and satisfying finish. Organic pale and crystal malts are combined with organic Hallertau hops for that distinctive aroma and flavour. Ruddles Organic is a warm amber colour and has a strong fresh aroma of berry fruits with malty undertones.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
imdownthepub (14039) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2008
Bottled, pasterised, 500ml, ring pull cap. Clear Amber with white bubbly head. The Ruddles part of the GK brand is going the hedgerow, organic route to protect the name, but this is still a poorly brewed beer. Adjuncty flavours in the malt, almost like rice and a boiled veg note on the finish, brewed tea. Not good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
liinis (1769) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 22, 2008
Could be more than it is. too flat and too little bitter to be named as one. anyway an enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
scotty (1180) - SCOTLAND - JAN 31, 2008
Tried this a few times a while back, there was usually a bit of a haze to it, some bottles worse than others, head retention poor as well. Those problems aside, its pretty much bog standrd stuff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2005
(Bottle 50 cl) Very pretty, clear amber with a small head. Vague nutty, malty notes and a marked bitter finish. Not that much going on here... 090601

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Garrat (1347) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2005
From the bottle this is another below average bitter going around,but this time its organic,a pity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hansen (8543) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2004
Amber, ok head. Not much aroma, mostly something flowerish, faint. Flavor mainly bitter, only a little hint of sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
chriso (7533) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2003
This is OK, but it's still a filtered and pasteurised bottled ale. Organic credentials could be better emphasised by producing a live bottle-conditioned beer. However, even non bottled-conditioned beers can be more interesting in organic form because none of the standard UK hop varities are grown organically, which means that some more interesting hops, in this case Hallertau, have to be used. This has produced a vaguely spicy, but not very bitter beer and the underlying malty tones are consequently not entirely in balance. Mediocre. Bottled, May 2003

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SilkTork (5670) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2003
Bottled. Pasteurised quality and some light fizz. A good tannic tea flavour envelopes the mouth along with some nutty notes. Tastes deeper and darker than regular Ruddles, though there is a Ruddles feel about the whole thing. Acceptable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (36226) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2003
An amber beer with no head. The aroma is slightly sweet and fruity. The flavor is of a good malt sweetness but a little flat. An OK ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (24541) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 4, 2003
Bottled. Reddish amber, average head. Nutty aroma. Dry and medium bodied. Fresh, soft and fruity with salty, really bitter finish. Not complex, but plain and very enjoyable.

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