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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ekstedt (6668) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 19, 2007
Bottle. Deep ruby (!) colour, medium beige head. Nutty, roasted malt aroma with some burnt sugar notes. Medium bodied and smooth. Alcohol weel integrated with some sweetness and a moderate bitterness.

   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SilkTork (5690) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2003
Bottled. Pasteurised. This was drunk in two parts. I started it last night, and I was thoroughly enjoying it, when I fell ill. My last words as I staggered upstairs to the toilet were "Save that beer in the fridge for me." And now I'm finishing it off. Of course, the oxidised flavours of a pastuerised beer are more apparant the next day when all the fizz has gone, but the firm mouthfeel, and the sultana fruits and brown sugar are still there. I should imagine this would be excellent in the cask.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2002
Ok, i thought it quite similiar to the Twany, but a little less malty, and slightly more hoppy, a bit of a vanillan flavour in the their aswell, decent, and smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
johndoughty (5306) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2005
Golden brown and very sweet.The sweetness takes over and makes it hard to say anything else about the beer.

   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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - MAR 30, 2005
Buttery and vanilla aroma with remote some varnish. Orange/brown color, beige almost creamy head, good lace. Sweet, fruits exploding at the first sip, soft bitterness, light spicy and a little sticky.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sayravai (4710) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rickgordon (3870) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2003
Amber color. White diminishing head. Hoppy caramel aroma. Caramel flavor. Notes of licorice in the flavor, truly malty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 23, 2006
Brown color with hints of red. Medium light brown head. Sweetness, chocolate, licorice, nuts and mild alcohol in aroma, aroma is fine and rich. Medium bodied. Chocolate, sweetness, mild licorice in flavor, alcohol comes up too strongly. Aftertaste lasts with alcohol and sweetness.

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