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


on tap

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RATINGS: 155   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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Don2711 (496) - - 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 (15248) - 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 (2246) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2015
Pours a dark colour. Aroma is chocolatety, which follows to the taste with liqourice and medicinal notes

Scopey (16227) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2015
Cask at WHOAF 2015. It pours deep ruby with a small beige head. The nose is sweet, oily, sticky, boiled sweets, jammy berry, cola cubes, cola ice pole, fruit cake, wood, earth and plum skin. The taste is smooth, bitter-sweet, toasty, earthy, dried fruits, jammy berry, wood, sponge and a touch of charred wood with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Smooth and easy-going. Decent depth for the style. Not too shabby.

mike_77 (7232) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - OCT 21, 2015
Dark mahogany brown colour. Has a fruity malt aroma. Flavour is similar. Some sweet dried fruits. Quite full flavoured.

Travlr (26406) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 1, 2015
Gravity cask at St Albans beer festival. Clear ruby maroon color. Aroma of coffee and plums. Taste is fruity coffee. Interesting.

Hippoman (646) - Durham, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2015
Cask at The Waterhouse (JDW), Durham, £2.05/pint. Pours deep, reddish brown with lasting, creamy head. Damp, earthy aroma leads to some malty, cereal, caramel and hay flavour with light smokiness. A little thin on the palate and on the whole a simple, effective beer.

jjsint (3604) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2015
Cask handpull at the Flying Pig, Cambridge. Mid- to dark brown with a reddish tinge. Woodsmoke, milky coffee, cinnamon and red currant aroma. Sweet taste with a slight bitter, almost astringent edge. A bit muddly but good overall.

themightylazza (108) - - AUG 22, 2015
Dark ruby mild, a quite pleasant nutty, fruitcake aroma. Dark fruit flavour, hintof soy sauce, a dry, lightly hopped finish. A decent stab at a ruby ale froma decent brewery, but lack of carbonation and lack of depth means a fairly average score only.

mR_fr0g (13978) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2015
Cask gravity at gbbf 2015 day 3. Reddy mid brown coloured pour with a lasting odd white head. Aroma is nutty, light raisin, fruit cake, dried fruit. Flavour is compose of nutty, thin malts. Sweet fruits, palate is quite watery thin. Low carbonation. Meh. .

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