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Ruddles County - Greene King / Morland Brewery

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237 Ratings

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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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4.75/5  rDev +26.7%

05-20-2012 18:49:32 | More by MEP
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4.15/5  rDev +10.7%

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.

05-13-2012 01:40:03 | More by TrevorWGrover
Photo of cervezango


3.68/5  rDev -1.9%

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.

05-02-2012 01:08:22 | More by cervezango
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2.95/5  rDev -21.3%

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.

04-28-2012 18:58:54 | More by Cyberkedi
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

04-19-2012 12:29:29 | More by petluo
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

04-11-2012 21:13:48 | More by jbowes
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New Brunswick (Canada)

2/5  rDev -46.7%

04-10-2012 01:28:32 | More by Ivanhoes_Backpack
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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

04-04-2012 00:52:44 | More by mdillon86
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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +6.7%

03-25-2012 15:16:59 | More by Rlombardi75
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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

03-11-2012 22:58:58 | More by OldTime
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

02-16-2012 17:53:17 | More by JAHMUR
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

12-29-2011 14:23:49 | More by cdwil
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2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

12-01-2011 06:35:13 | More by rab53
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4.22/5  rDev +12.5%

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.

11-27-2011 21:43:36 | More by Jimmys
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New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +6.7%

11-26-2011 23:56:05 | More by Rochefort10nh
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

11-25-2011 13:28:00 | More by Finatic
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New Jersey

5/5  rDev +33.3%

11-23-2011 00:38:35 | More by RoryOMoore
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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.

11-11-2011 18:09:54 | More by thierrynantes
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United Kingdom (England)

3.83/5  rDev +2.1%

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.

11-01-2011 19:47:10 | More by EmperorBevis
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3.28/5  rDev -12.5%

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?).

10-27-2011 07:09:33 | More by micmillon18
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New York

4.33/5  rDev +15.5%

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).

10-09-2011 17:30:50 | More by fx20736
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3.8/5  rDev +1.3%

Poured into a pint glass.

It's a transparent amber color.

There are some grassy hop odors with a bit of malt.

This beer has a very creamy taste. There are also some definite grassy hop flavors as well. This beer has a peculiar flavor that some (my wife) may find off putting. But I love it. There is a malt backbone that is both malty and a bit fruity (citrus?)

This is a very luxurious beer that keeps a nice bit of foam the whole way down.

This is what I love about good British ales. It's flavors are full and mature but it is nonetheless a highly quaffable beer.

09-26-2011 21:00:13 | More by TippySelenoid
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3.03/5  rDev -19.2%

Poured from 500ml bottle into pint glass

A-nice copper color with about a 1 finger head that left a little bit of lacing on the glass

S-Malt with a hint of skunk that seemed to go away after letting the glass sit for a minute or so

T-Malt with a bitter finish

M-finishes pretty dry maybe it is the bitterness that make it seem dry

O-ok, that skunk smell at first was sort of a turn off but overall it was not bad, maybe it is just a freshness issue

08-29-2011 22:42:29 | More by tvv375ia
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Poured from bottle to pint glass.

Copper in color and cloudy. Off-white head with very small bubbles that leave no lacing. Strong, toasty aroma (almost burnt) with a hint of grape. Smooth, light-medium body with low carbonation; a little thin, but not watery. Taste is sweet, but not overpowering, with caramel and malt. Aftertaste is peppery and bready and lingers pleasantly around the tonsils. Very satisfying.

08-22-2011 02:51:22 | More by dudelove7485
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3.03/5  rDev -19.2%

Pours a 1.5" offwhite head. Bright clear but iced tea brown color. Smells like a wee start of skunking and not much else. Taste is very mild, actually kind of BMC, but it has an interesting persistent bitter malt after taste. Drinkable but not really a standout. And maybe if they'd give up on the clear glass bottling we'd have something else to smell besides the early road to skunking.

08-16-2011 08:43:23 | More by MoreThanWine
Ruddles County from Greene King / Morland Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 237 ratings.