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Ruddles County - Greene King / Morland Brewery

Ruddles CountyRuddles County

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BA SCORE
85
very good

228 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 228
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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jackndan

Illinois

2.4/5  rDev -36%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Ruddles Country: I have to review this brew as it comes in a serving container that I've never had before. It pours from a five hundred milliliter clear bottle, but the top is very odd: it is a big mouth bottle with a tin pull, like the top of a milk bottle. Odd.

It appears that the top does not work that well either, as the beer poured very flat. Very little head. Nice ruby red color, perfectly clear, but a bigger concern is the fact that when opened I could smell a massive hit of skunk. Clear bottle, odd seal is not a good combination for a low alcohol, fairly highly hopped ale. Nice malty flavor just barley noticeable beneath the skunk, but not a very good English mild/bitter ale.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2005 02:43:17 | More by jackndan
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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

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Ruddles County from Greene King / Morland Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 228 ratings.