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Ruddles County - Greene King / Morland Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

243 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 243
Reviews: 180
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 14.13%
Wants: 7
Gots: 9 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-01-2001

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5/5  rDev +33.3%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.49/5  rDev -6.9%
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).

Photo of pin
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +26.7%

Photo of TrevorWGrover
4.1/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Average dark amber color, very clear. Head retention is pretty fitting: thick at first sticks around for a minute or two.

Smells like your traditional british floral hops but not a lot of aroma coming out of this guy. Then again I was drinking it out of a tumbler (pint) glass.

Tastes great. Very hoppy and kinda dry. Earthy/Citrusy stickiness of the hops balances the sweetness very well. Almost covers it up.

I liked the dryness on the mouthfeel. Also a little stickiness from the hops. I mean that in a good way. The delicious bitterness sticks with you for a while.

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3.69/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

this beer is very weird.

got the hops feel and looks of our typical english bitter but it like sombody spiked it with some dense corn syrup.

it looks like watered down coke, light brownish orange color. typical british ale type of tiny head.

its very interesting strong caramel sweetness and strong bitter hops hops mixed, aparently the deistinct taste comes from a rare bramling cross hops, whatever the hell that is. i dont really love it, like the alsrom bros, but its definatly makeing a statement. going against the grain if you will.

it does grow on you a bit but its not really my type.

its intense flavor is only surpassed by its over powering sweet syrup / caramel apple scent. a little much in my opinion it actually distraces my senses away form my mouth and towards my nose.

sticky lingering mouth feel.

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2.95/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a beautiful clear, coppery dark amber with a thick, fluffy, pale beige head. Crisp aroma is strong, but rather typically malty with a hint of pear. Malty flavor has an undertone of pear and just a little bit of fruity sweetness. Smooth texture has only average body and just a teeny bit of tingle. Not great, but still palatable - give it a fair shake.

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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2/5  rDev -46.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

Photo of Jimmys
4.18/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

50cL CLEAR bottle into pint glass.

A: a very clear, bright light brown hue. head is promising and has OK retention and lacing.

S: aroma is actually a good bit floral. a pleasant english hoppy-ness. earthy and spicy. a little bit of black pepper. a little bit of toasty malt, but this one is mostly hoppy.

T: a very tasty toasted grainy flavor starts the body. the palate then moves towards a sort of bitterness from a darker malt. there is also an underlying hop bitterness in there as well. a rich nuttiness follows in the finish.

M: mellow carbonation on a light/medium body.

D: highly quaffable. this is a style that i have never been too impressed with however, i am enjoying just about everything about this brew. just a perfect balance between hop and grain to make a flavorful, and very easy drinking brew.

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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5/5  rDev +33.3%

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3.73/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer bottle (50 cl.), purchased in Comptoir Irlandais (Nantes), and tasted in 2011.

Appearance : amber color, with white foam head.
Smell : malty and spicy aromas.
Taste and mouthfeel : malty, grassy and spicy notes with good bitterness.
Drinkability : a good beer in the style English Bitter.

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3.82/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured to try and get a frothy head into tulip glass and topped up .

A nice amber colour and thin holding head that slightly laces.

Wonderful aroma of hops and delivers a nice punchy bitterness in taste that lingers on the tongue and slates thirst nicely.

A decent bitter, better than average for sure, my father says it was much better in years gone by, my then what a beer it was then, then.

Ruddles County from Greene King / Morland Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 243 ratings.