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Ruddles County - Greene King / Morland Brewery

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very good

240 Ratings

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Ratings: 240
Reviews: 180
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 14.4%
Wants: 7
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 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
Photo of MEP
4.75/5  rDev +26.7%

MEP, May 20, 2012
Photo of TrevorWGrover
4.15/5  rDev +10.7%
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.

TrevorWGrover, May 13, 2012
Photo of cervezango
3.68/5  rDev -1.9%
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.

cervezango, May 02, 2012
Photo of Cyberkedi
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.

Cyberkedi, Apr 28, 2012
Photo of petluo
4/5  rDev +6.7%

petluo, Apr 19, 2012
Photo of jbowes
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

jbowes, Apr 11, 2012
Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
2/5  rDev -46.7%

Ivanhoes_Backpack, Apr 10, 2012
Photo of mdillon86
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

mdillon86, Apr 04, 2012
Photo of Rlombardi75
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Rlombardi75, Mar 25, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

OldTime, Mar 11, 2012
Photo of JAHMUR
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

JAHMUR, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of cdwil
4/5  rDev +6.7%

cdwil, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of rab53
2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

rab53, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of Jimmys
4.22/5  rDev +12.5%
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.

Jimmys, Nov 27, 2011
Photo of Rochefort10nh
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Rochefort10nh, Nov 26, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

Finatic, Nov 25, 2011
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5/5  rDev +33.3%

RoryOMoore, Nov 23, 2011
Photo of thierrynantes
3.75/5  rDev 0%
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.

thierrynantes, Nov 11, 2011
Photo of EmperorBevis
3.83/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

EmperorBevis, Nov 01, 2011
Photo of micmillon18
3.28/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 16.9 oz bottle into a pint glass. No born on date on the bottle but my local store was good enough to order it as fresh as can be.

A - Clear amber color with little to no head retention. Minimal lacing.

S - Sweet malts along with some nice berry scents, like that of strawberries or something; I can't seem to put my finger on it. Not overly strong on the nose but what's there is decent.

T - Solid, tasty maltiness upfront followed by that aforementioned berry-like flavor. It then gives way to a balancing hoppy bitterness and some grassy notes. Finishes semi dry, with a slight biscuity flavor.

M - Carbonation in check. Light-medium bodied.

O - A solid, sessionable ale, though I'm glad to have had it fresh. In past experiences, this beer has conveyed a slightly metallic, off putting flavor if left on the shelves too long (perhaps due to the clear bottle?).

micmillon18, Oct 27, 2011
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4.33/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a British Pint Glass.

Coppery medium amber with a thin cream colored head that leaves copious lacing.

Aroma of bready malt, apples and maybe a whiff of sulfur and minerals.

Mouthfeel; solid and big.

Taste: biscuity malt paves the way for an herbal hop sting, followed by an honey covered apricot sweetness and a mineral like aftertaste.

Notes: WOW! This one does it for me and then some. A dry, fruity EPA with an earthy aftertaste. Samuel Smith's Old Brewery Pale Ale is currently my favorite EPA but this one isn't far behind. I will buy this again (and again).

fx20736, Oct 09, 2011
Ruddles County from Greene King / Morland Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 240 ratings.