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Brewed by White Gypsy (Shelta Beer Co)
Style: Irish Ale
Tipperary, Ireland
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 3.3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
cask, regular
Our Ruby Ale has a unique flavour profile. It has a caramel like sweetness, a medium body and is light on hops, with a toffee-roast flavour.
Ruby Irish Red Ale started life in Dwan’s Brewery in Thurles under the name Rich Ruby.
It was a recipe created by the then Brew Master David Jones. In 1998 it won a gold medal at the Stockholm Beer and Whiskey Festival. In 2000, the beer was entered into the International Industry Awards held in London, and won a Bronze medal. The recipe was slightly tweaked to put a better balance on the final flavour and the beer went on to win 3 gold and 2 bronze medals at beer festivals in the U.K. over the following 3 years.
Cuilan then began working For Messr’s Maguire’s in Dublin and the beer disappeared off the market for the next five years. But now finally it’s being brewed again in Templemore and available for the first time throughout North Tipperary.

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3.1
JorgeLee (2240) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2016
On keg, Grace’s in Cloughjordan. Deep brownish colour with a ruddy tinge, Irish style thick creamy white foam. A bit cold. Sweetish malt, some crystal bite, decent bitterness, quite clean. Not aggressively flavoured but pleasant and quite smashable.

3.4
stravale (3145) - Co. Westmeath, IRELAND - AUG 31, 2015
Keg @ Bierhaus, Galway [270815]
Copper red, clear, rich dense white head (nitro), some lacing
Aroma of soft caramel, soft sweet fruity malts, red fruits
Taste of caramel, red fruits, quite fruity, bit of toasted malt, soft cereal, light bitter hops, hint of raisin
Palate - Soft carb, medium body, creamy texture, smooth, soft sweet. Finish has a bit more bitter hops, Weetabix cereal.
Overall - More complexity than usual for Irish Reds - think this is probably the best I’ve tried so far.

3.1
elbernays (1680) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 10, 2015
Pint at pmacs. Nitro head. Light fruity red. Light body. Fairly balanced. Okay

3.5
Beersiveknown (5302) - NORTHERN IRELAND - DEC 14, 2014
[email protected] mulligan grocer
hazy dark amber brown with dense cream foam
lacklustre nose...some red apple perhaps? Full bodied with gentle carbonation, creamy, fruity with a dry herbal finish. Intriguing fruity weetabix and sultana notes. One of the better Irish ales!

3.4
gueuze (974) - - JUL 29, 2014
(cask) Geruch nach Pfirsich. Geschmack dann ein bisschen Weizen. Runder Nachgeschmack. Leicht kräuterige Hopfennote.

3.6
beerfest5 (1207) - Cloneen, IRELAND - JUL 8, 2014
Draft @ Doonbeg Golf Club. Deep red in color, hints of brown, soda like carbonation, creamy medium sized off white head that lasts throughout. Muted aroma of caramel and brown bread. Very little bitterness but also not heavy on the sweet malt, Taste is more caramel and toffee, some nutty taurine texture. Well balanced and enjoyable but not very exciting or memorable.

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culchiem (4155) - Berlin, GERMANY - APR 20, 2014
Draught as Macredin Carysfort in Brooklodge. Deep ruby amber with a firm creamy head, good lacing. Aroma is light creamy malt. Flavour is creamed malt, low carbonation, a little nut. A bit like a smooth English Ale. Finish is caramel malt. Alright.


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