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Ruddles County - Greene King / Morland Brewery

Ruddles CountyRuddles County

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BA SCORE
85
very good

229 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 229
Reviews: 178
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 14.4%


Brewed by:
Greene King / Morland Brewery visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Bitter |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-01-2001)
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Jason

Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

16.9 oz clear glass bottle that looks like an old style milk bottle, no freshness date.

Beautiful white lace around the glass with a bubbly lace that stays around long enough. Bright copper hue has a near sparkling clarity.

Sulfur, musty, grassy, veggie, buttery, and earthy and a hint of lemony hop are what make up the aroma.

Full and luxuriant mouth feel that hold an amazing smoothness, lots of hop flavour that is layered with the bitterness. It’s almost a grassy veggie hop flavour with a lightly pungent bitterness. Shades of buttery and musty diacetyl come through as well as a fluffy malt character. Hops go a touch lemony and the malt draws closer to a biscuity grain as the dry finish pulls in.

I fell in love with the ale many many years ago and I am glad to have come back to it. The complexities are surreal and oddly it does not take away from it being a session brew either. A bit in the raw but that is the way I like my ale.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2002 14:43:27 | More by Jason
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A- clear deep copper brown with an off white head. Doesn't last long but does leave big lacing. A slight flow of carbonation is also visible

S- rich malt with notes of caramel

T- big malt flavor balanced against slight bitterness. Flavor is bready and sweet with jut a hint of nuttiness.

M- very smooth. No bite at all

O- a great example of an English bitter. Full flavored and malt forward. Is a great session beer and even better on tap when casked.

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4.2/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: Rich amber with off white foamy head, excellent clarity

Aroma: rich toffee and caramel notes with slight earthy hop character

Taste: Rich but nimble bodied, toffee and caramel notes come out to play but finish with a nice earthy bitter finish. Some sweetness on the finish as well.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, tangy and rich in the mouth

Overall impression: A surprisingly good ale from Greene King. Not as good as Abbot Ale in my opinion but at nearly a full percent ABV less than the Abbot, Ruddles County achieves great flavor and a nimble body. Definitely a great session beer.

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Ruddles County from Greene King / Morland Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 229 ratings.