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Duchy Originals Organic Old Ruby Ale 1905 | Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd

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Duchy Originals Organic Old Ruby Ale 1905Duchy Originals Organic Old Ruby Ale 1905
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd
England, United Kingdom
wychwood.co.uk

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by wl0307 on 09-04-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,036
Reviews:
44
Ratings:
102
pDev:
14.54%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
9
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Ratings: 102 |  Reviews: 44
Photo of LiquidAmber
3.58/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium bronze amber with a thin off-white head that dissipates to a thin film and ring around the glass with slippery light lacing. Nice bready malt aroma; pretty much just quite malty. Flavor is also similarly malty, biscuit and a lightly bready, somewhat attenuated and simple. A hint of light grassy hops in the finish. Light to medium bodied. A typical Wychwood English ale, with very nice flavor, but very light, almost watered down. This one got me hoping with the rich malt aroma, but the taste left me wishing for more of what is here. Nice malt, but simple and a bit bland.

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Photo of SurpriseTruck
3/5  rDev -11%

Photo of John_Squires
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of BigGruntyThirst
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of taxandbeerguy
3.69/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Purchased a bottle for $3.50 CDN from the LCBO. Served chilled.

Appearance - Dark orange, coppery color. 1+ fingers of ivory head that looks very dense and frothy. Some bubbles rising to the top. Sparse color left around the top of the glass.

Smell - Malty, slight dankness. Some caramel, with a light lemony aspect as well.

Taste - Fruity at first. Transitioning into a slightly earthy taste. It comes together nice and this is a good one. A bit leafy as well.

Mouthfeel - Dry finish, lowish carbonation, velvety smooth. However very light bodied and wanted a bit more weight.

Overall - A very nice beer. There's something hard to describe in the flavor profile that had me thinking that this is somewhere in between Wychwood's Wychwood and King Goblin both in taste and in enjoyment. When I cam online to see that this was actually made by Wychwood I was surprised at first and then not so much, since it seemed unlikely that another brewer could make a beer almost exactly halfway in between Wychwood and and King Goblin. Nevertheless rather enjoyed this.

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3/5  rDev -11%

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4/5  rDev +18.7%

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3/5  rDev -11%

Photo of BlackHaddock
2.96/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

500ml Bottle: BBD 31 May 14, poured into a UK pint sleeve on 26 Nov 13.

Looked good, a light ruby body that was clear and clean above sat a full and lasting off-white pillow of foaming bubbles.

The nose was weak: hints of fruits and malts if you sniffed hard enough.

The taste was of semi-sweet malts with fruit notes, was expecting more to be honest.

Medium bodied and easy enough to drink, but it lacks polish and depth from start to finish.

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Photo of EmperorBevis
3.28/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I've drank this in cans, bottles and cask
I expected my handpulled pint at the Salisbury with its nice chestnut brown body and thick off white head to impart more aroma and flavour but alas its been twig watered to meet expectations of the pasteurised version making the real ale experience not much more than a better looking beer that is basically the minimum expectation of slightly sweet rubty red beer that has malt that can be fairly easily detected but little bitterness or hops

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Photo of cam477
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of TerryW
3.3/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Coppery red under a moderate head that very quickly dissipates to nothing.

Subdued nose of sweet malt. A fairly sweet beer with a slightly bitter finish. Noticeable bite from carbonation. A very anonymous beer, to the point that I'm having trouble finding things to say about it. Nothing really leaps out at you except, perhaps, the carbonation. But that's sort of what I've come to expect from Wychwood -- stuff that's inoffensive and unremarkable.

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Photo of WillAndSarah
4/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of Druid
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of beerhunter13
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of dsolonenko
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of TheBeeraholic
3/5  rDev -11%

Photo of djcreepshow
3/5  rDev -11%

Photo of Cramshawbar
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of hotsudge
3/5  rDev -11%

Photo of IdeaSpeeder
3.11/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Serving Type - 500ml bottle poured into a nonic pint glass

Appearance - Beer pours a red-amber colour. A creamy white head forms but quickly disappears. A thick trail of lacing is left behind.

Smell - Predominantly a 'bready' smell. And Grains. A light hop aroma, tho I can't tell anything more specific. Some fruit is evident, most likely berries of some sort.

Taste - The 'bready' smell comes through here as well. Followed by a pleasant hop kick. The bitterness lingers, along with a light cherry like flavour.

Mouthfeel - Quite a decent body, but not particularly noteworthy for the style. Carbonation is very low.

Overall - 3/5

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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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2.25/5  rDev -33.2%

Photo of Kremlock
3.18/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Deep copper in colour. Pours a nice 1/4 inch head that settles to a nice film. Beer is clear and no particles visible.

S: Malt backbone present with some bread and cherries.

T: Smell come through on the flavours with a bit of medicine flavours. Hop bitterness present and well balanced with the malt.

M: Well carbonated, a bit sharp on the palate.

O: Honestly, I remember this beer being a lot more fruity and inviting. This bottle is sharp, bitterness balanced the malt but it's a bit harsh.

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Photo of NightINgale
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Duchy Originals Organic Old Ruby Ale 1905 from Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd
Beer rating: 3.37 out of 5 with 102 ratings
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