Brewed by Rudgate
Style: Mild Ale
York, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 152   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
Cask; Regular. Previously brewed at 4.0%. Also available bottled.

See: Dark cherry, ruby red
Smell: Sweet, strawberries, smokey
Taste: Soft, rich, complex
A dark premium mild ‘Silver medal CAMRA Winter Beer Festival 2002’

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sound67 (761) - Offenbach, GERMANY - AUG 8, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2017 Rudgate Ruby Mild, 4.4% - on tap at the GBBF at Kennington Olympia, 2017. Dark ruby colour. Fruity, winey aroma of raspberry and strawberry. First taste is slightly hoppy, slightly sourishly fruity. Malty and medium bitter middle and roasted notes. Some spicy hops, fruit and raisins in the finish. Well, it's a mild.

ThreeCats (982) - ISRAEL - AUG 8, 2017
Dark ruby with small head. Aroma has lovely vanilla note, toffee, quite sweet. Taste nutty, wood notes, a bit of roast. Very nice

GuideDogSaint (1690) - Xiamen, CHINA - JUL 8, 2017
Cask half at the King’s Tun, Kingston. Pours red brown with s beige head. Some mild roast malt. Sweetish taste, bitter finish. Nothing great here.

ThirstyBird (2967) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2017
At the Moon under the Water in Watford. The beer pours a clear dark mahogany with a rich tan head. The smell is earthy toasted malt, dull sweetness. The taste is earthy toasted malt, some brown sugar, dry and slightly fruity ending. The body is light+ and grainy with mild carbonation. Nice...

Parmenion777 (324) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2017
A dark reddish brown colour with a small off white head that quickly dissipated. Rich fruity malt aroma, ripe plum and vanilla essence. Quite sweet, malty and a plum ripe fruit flavours. A light dry finish. Nice!

john44 (3202) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2017
Cask Pint at Edward Rayne (JDW), Raynes Park, London in May 2014 - Ruby/Dark Brown in colour. Malty; roasty malts, caramel. Fruity; dry fruits. Hoppy; light grassy hops . Sweet malty fruity leading to a dry mildly bitter finish. Drinkable. Not bad at all, but rather a surprising Champion Beer. (2014-05-13)

MartinT (10014) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2016
My Bottom Line:
Raisin-filled scones, nut bread and dark cherries move into herbal bitterness in this impressive Dark Mild.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam covers the dark red-tinged brown.
-Malts, sugars and yeast profile combine for a tantalizing nose.
-Mouthfeel is healthy; not too lean, not too heavy.
-This is not the type of brew we see very often in North America.
-This must be even lovelier on cask.


Don2711 (484) - - APR 2, 2016
Dark ruby colour. Nose malty toffee. Licorice and burnt taste. For strength not bad on palate. All told good. Can see why champion 08-09-11-15.

Stuu666 (14139) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 21, 2016
Cask at the standing order. Pours deep ruby, nose is malty toffee, light roast malts, taste is sweet, chewy toffee, light fruit.

undercurrent25 (2170) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2015
Pours a dark colour. Aroma is chocolatety, which follows to the taste with liqourice and medicinal notes

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