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Ruddles County - Greene King / Morland Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

237 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 237
Reviews: 179
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 14.4%
Wants: 6
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
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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Photo of dwren89
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.

dwren89, Jul 03, 2013
Photo of bigred89
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

bigred89, Jul 02, 2013
Photo of KStark
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

KStark, Jun 24, 2013
Photo of TheBeeraholic
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

TheBeeraholic, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of Slatetank
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Slatetank, May 16, 2013
Photo of shigg85
4.75/5  rDev +26.7%

shigg85, Apr 11, 2013
Photo of simonlopa
3.75/5  rDev 0%

simonlopa, Mar 21, 2013
Photo of BGsWo22
3/5  rDev -20%

BGsWo22, Mar 20, 2013
Photo of dcdarko
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

dcdarko, Mar 04, 2013
Photo of tbeckett
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

tbeckett, Jan 18, 2013
Photo of PEIhop
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

PEIhop, Dec 28, 2012
Photo of stereosforgeeks
3.75/5  rDev 0%

stereosforgeeks, Dec 17, 2012
Photo of cliff1066
3.75/5  rDev 0%

cliff1066, Dec 10, 2012
Photo of Pelicanrocks
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Pelicanrocks, Oct 27, 2012
Photo of flagmantho
3.6/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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.

flagmantho, Oct 03, 2012
Photo of markgoodman10
4.75/5  rDev +26.7%

markgoodman10, Oct 02, 2012
Photo of CurtisD
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

CurtisD, Sep 12, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -33.3%

SierraDeuce, Sep 02, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

RedAleMan, Aug 05, 2012
Photo of Graze
5/5  rDev +33.3%

Graze, Jul 07, 2012
Photo of beerhunter13
3.75/5  rDev 0%

beerhunter13, Jun 30, 2012
Photo of Eramen
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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).

Eramen, Jun 10, 2012
Photo of pin
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

pin, Jun 05, 2012
Photo of abcramer
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

abcramer, Jun 03, 2012
Photo of BoringBunny
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

BoringBunny, May 29, 2012
Ruddles County from Greene King / Morland Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 237 ratings.