Ruddles County - Greene King / Morland Brewery
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4.2/5 rDev +12%
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.
07-03-2013 21:18:48 | More by dwren89
3.6/5 rDev -4%
Poured from 500mL clear bottle into a dimpled mug.
Appearance: rich amber-orange hue with a completely haze-free body and a moderate effervescence. Head poured a thin finger of frothy ivory foam, but didn't have much retention. Still, not a bad looking beer.
Smell: malty concoction with a definite caramel character and nice, earthy hops. Mild, but well-composed.
Taste: light malty flavor with caramel, breadiness and a moderate bitterness. Not bad, but very middle-of-the-road; nothing really stands out.
Mouthfeel: lightish body with a decent carbonation and effervescent prickliness.
Overall: a decent, if not outstanding beer, I'm going to give this one a few bonus points for its great quaffability. A bit mild for greatness, but wonderful for a session.
10-03-2012 03:12:06 | More by flagmantho
3.5/5 rDev -6.7%
A - Appearance is a luxurious red-tinted bronze surmounted by an almost two finger head. Nice retention, decent amount of carbonation to be seen.
S - Here we have the malts, a dry woody scent, grass/hay, coupled with the hops riding high.
T - Caramel malts, scone bread, fruit zestiness, and the hops which are pronounced and bring an overall fluidity to the taste and body.
MF - Sufficiently carbonated - around medium, with a medium frothy body pairing gently with the hops for a luscious texture on the palate.
O - Quite a nice bitter, not outstanding, but well executed nonetheless. It was a bargain at 1.99 euro (it was on special).
06-10-2012 18:23:33 | More by Eramen
Ruddles County from Greene King / Morland Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 237 ratings.