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

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Duchy Originals Organic Old Ruby Ale 1905Duchy Originals Organic Old Ruby Ale 1905

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Ratings: 97
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 14.54%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: wl0307 on 09-04-2010

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3.24/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.49/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Nice orangish hue with a sweet malt taste that has well balanced hoppy aftertaste

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3/5  rDev -11%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.52/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.6/5  rDev +6.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

I have been a fan of Duchy for years, especially when there was less choice in the American craft market. Was disappointed in this Old Ruby Red. To be fair, this is partly because I don't particularly like the style but I also think the execution is less than inspired.
Lovely amber honey color, no head to speak of and nice mouth feel. Slight bitter in the front which moves to a plum, raisiny center. Mostly, however, it tastes like a fruit nectar that has been diluted by melted ice cubes. Not going to finish the pint.

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3.59/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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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.

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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

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1/5  rDev -70.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +26.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +26.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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3/5  rDev -11%

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3.58/5  rDev +6.2%
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.

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3.69/5  rDev +9.5%
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.

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Duchy Originals Organic Old Ruby Ale 1905 from Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd
78 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.