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Duchy Originals Organic Old Ruby Ale 1905 - Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd

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BA SCORE
78
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90 Ratings
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Ratings: 90
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 15.13%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: wl0307 on 09-04-2010)
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3.58/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

PaulietheBrit, Sunday at 03:16 AM
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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

nhaimes, Sep 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

JasonThaler, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of travolta
3.66/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Quickly dissipating head, tight spotted lacing. raspberry lambic color.

Nose: Raspberry and strawberry, lemon and lime.

Taste: Great mouthfeel with some bitterness and sweetness mixing together. Dark fruits and hops with a malty background.

NotesL This is unique. I really enjoyed it.

travolta, Jul 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Socialiste, Jul 13, 2014
Photo of JoeMans
2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

JoeMans, Jul 12, 2014
Photo of Roze
1/5  rDev -70.3%

Roze, Jul 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +26.1%

bmaggot, Jul 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Mariozi, Jul 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +26.1%

ti6on, Jun 30, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

djrn2, Jun 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

yancot, Jun 13, 2014
Photo of DreamDeath
3/5  rDev -11%

DreamDeath, May 18, 2014
Photo of LiquidAmber
3.56/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium bronze amber with a thin off-white head that dissipates to a thin film and ring around the glass with slippery light lacing. Nice bready malt aroma; pretty much just quite malty. Flavor is also similarly malty, biscuit and a lightly bready, somewhat attenuated and simple. A hint of light grassy hops in the finish. Light to medium bodied. A typical Wychwood English ale, with very nice flavor, but very light, almost watered down. This one got me hoping with the rich malt aroma, but the taste left me wishing for more of what is here. Nice malt, but simple and a bit bland.

LiquidAmber, May 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -11%

SurpriseTruck, Mar 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

John_Squires, Mar 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

BigGruntyThirst, Mar 08, 2014
Photo of DenisKolkin
3.7/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Purchased a bottle for $3.50 CDN from the LCBO. Served chilled.

Appearance - Dark orange, coppery color. 1+ fingers of ivory head that looks very dense and frothy. Some bubbles rising to the top. Sparse color left around the top of the glass.

Smell - Malty, slight dankness. Some caramel, with a light lemony aspect as well.

Taste - Fruity at first. Transitioning into a slightly earthy taste. It comes together nice and this is a good one. A bit leafy as well.

Mouthfeel - Dry finish, lowish carbonation, velvety smooth. However very light bodied and wanted a bit more weight.

Overall - A very nice beer. There's something hard to describe in the flavor profile that had me thinking that this is somewhere in between Wychwood's Wychwood and King Goblin both in taste and in enjoyment. When I cam online to see that this was actually made by Wychwood I was surprised at first and then not so much, since it seemed unlikely that another brewer could make a beer almost exactly halfway in between Wychwood and and King Goblin. Nevertheless rather enjoyed this.

DenisKolkin, Jan 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -11%

pknyc, Jan 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +18.7%

SciFidelity, Dec 15, 2013
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3/5  rDev -11%

BumpkinBrewer, Dec 13, 2013
Photo of BlackHaddock
2.96/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

500ml Bottle: BBD 31 May 14, poured into a UK pint sleeve on 26 Nov 13.

Looked good, a light ruby body that was clear and clean above sat a full and lasting off-white pillow of foaming bubbles.

The nose was weak: hints of fruits and malts if you sniffed hard enough.

The taste was of semi-sweet malts with fruit notes, was expecting more to be honest.

Medium bodied and easy enough to drink, but it lacks polish and depth from start to finish.

BlackHaddock, Nov 27, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

EmperorBevis, Nov 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

cam477, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of TerryW
3.3/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Coppery red under a moderate head that very quickly dissipates to nothing.

Subdued nose of sweet malt. A fairly sweet beer with a slightly bitter finish. Noticeable bite from carbonation. A very anonymous beer, to the point that I'm having trouble finding things to say about it. Nothing really leaps out at you except, perhaps, the carbonation. But that's sort of what I've come to expect from Wychwood -- stuff that's inoffensive and unremarkable.

TerryW, Sep 29, 2013
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Duchy Originals Organic Old Ruby Ale 1905 from Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd
78 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.