Brewed by Wadworth
Style: English Strong Ale
Devizes, England


on tap


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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
"English Table Beer."
Available filtered and bottled.
Contract brewed for Refresh UK. From 2000 to Summer 2004 by Burtonwood. From Summer 2004 by Wadworth.
"A distinctive ale crafted from a judicious blend of Pale, Crystal and Vienna malts to creat a Rotwein hue. Ruby Ale has a vinous, full bodied flavour and a perfectly balanced subtle bitterness. The rich aroma is characteristic of these distinctive hop varieties. Brewed from Fanfare malted barley, Fuggles and Styrian Golding hops."

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (26261) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 2, 2005
Bottled. Copper coloured with white foamy head. Caramellish malty nose along with hops. Hoppy flavour along with a bit caramelly hints. Quite dry and a bit sticky palate.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2005
Ruby red colour with a small off white head. Malty and sweet aroma with hints of cherry and marzipan. Sweet cherry flavor with notes of marzipan.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NosirIwont (2443) - Frederikssund, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2005
Bottle. Pours a hazy brownish red with an off-white head. Sweet, malty aroma. Flavour is sweet and fruity with notes of alcohol. Well-balanced. Round body. Has a red wine-feeling to it. I find it a bit too sweet, though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 23, 2005
Pours a intruiging slightly oily looking, murky dark almost opaque amber colour with a fine bubbled medium size shortish lasting beige head. Aroma is mainly fruity malt with a hint of something medicinal. Palate is smooth and medium bodied, slightly cloying with low carbonation. Flavour is medium strong molasses and generic cola sweet toated grainy malt. The bitterness seems added on like an afterthought appearing late in the finish as an over roasted almost burnt malt with little to none hop bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sayravai (4707) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 19, 2005
(Bottled) Dark, brownish red with a smallish, tanned head. Mild, fruity and caramely aroma. Sweetish, caramely and toffeeish flavor with pine, anise and low, lingering bitterness. Medium-bodied, sticky-syrupy and low-carbonated palate. A quite enjoyable, smooth and balanced, spicy ale, but nothing very special. Feels more like a dessert drink than a substitute for red wine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (27042) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2005
Bottled. Red coloured with a huge off white head. Sweet malty aroma with notes of fruits and marzipan. Sweet flavour of marzipan with fruity notes. Bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2005
Bottle. Amber colour with a small baige head. Malty chocolat aroma and a sweet malty light hoppy taste. Medium body and a sweet light dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 27, 2005
Opaque ruby rd colour (duh) with a good, lasting creamy head. Big fruity and vinuous aroma. Flavour is both malty and hoppy, so i guess its well balanced. Texture is quite thick. There is a bit of alcohol in the finish. Dangerously drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
turbothy (1141) - Bonn, GERMANY - MAY 21, 2005
Pours reddish amber with little or no head at all. Aroma is sweet and earthy, mouthfeel is a bit thin and the taste, while not very big, is pleasant and vinous.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dalle (1145) - Skrping, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2005
Bottle. Red-brown with a medium-sized off-white head, nice lace. Quite fruity-sweet, raisins, prunes, biscuit, madeira, little earthy, a beer for christmas og desert or....

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