Ruddles County
Greene King / Morland Brewery

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Greene King / Morland Brewery
England, United Kingdom
Bitter - English
Ranked #22
Ranked #22,841
3.74 | pDev: 14.44%
Jun 21, 2021
Nov 01, 2001
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4.17 by Daneve76 from Australia on Jun 21, 2021
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3.81/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Steve555 from Wales

Poured from 500ml bottle. Body is rich copper colour with a large head which dissipates quickly leaving moderate lacing. Smell is yeasty and some fruity hops. Taste is quite watery with toffee and nuts with a fruity pleasant hop bitterness coming through at the end. Mouthfeel is smooth leaving a slight nuttiness. It's one of my favourites from possibly my least favourite style.

Aug 15, 2020
3.69 by smi69 from New York on May 25, 2020
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3.82/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Silke_Neryn from Sweden


Dec 12, 2019
3.75 by Mattias from Sweden on Dec 07, 2019
3.11 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois on Jun 01, 2019
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3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by StonedTrippin from Colorado

a wonderful beer on cask, in fact, to me, the kind of beer i think the cask system was designed for, a very mild but fully malty english bitter, this one is better than many, and its cool to see it in the states, usually these authentic cask types are hard to come by in this country. this has a deep maple syrup color to it, and a creamy frothed or even whipped head to it from the engine, really clear and quite beautiful. i smell toasted almond and bread baking, but in beer form, with some light old world hops on the back end and an english yeast strain that is rich in character without taking over here. bready malt depth to this too, dried red apple, bran, molasses, and its kind of almost healthy tasting, like breakfast for men, and it sure worked in that context for me, i cant think of a better hangover beer to lift the spirits and ready the body and mind for a second (or third) consecutive day of heavy drinking. these arent for everyone and they certainly arent on trend, but a nice smooth balanced english ale in this format is one of my favorite things out there, beer drinkers beer. well done!

Mar 14, 2018
3.94 by Momon from Philippines on Oct 29, 2017
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4.05/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by rolltide8425 from Pennsylvania

Served on hand pump but much too cold so not getting the full flavor of the beer. That said, a great bitter. Buttery with a full, smooth mouthfeel with a nice ending bitter note. Wish I was getting a better feel for the malt but the chill takes away from it.

Apr 20, 2017
4.5 by Rymish from Colorado on Mar 03, 2017
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3.6/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by smcolw from Massachusetts

Served on Cask at Redlands in Somerville.

Copper colored. Clear. Nice lasting head which leaves very fine spots within inches of the rim.

The smell is of but I think it's because of poorly maintained tap lines. The beer has an earthiness I wasn't expecting.

The flavor is a step up. Very nice malt base with French bread toasty notes. The hop provides balancing flavor making this an easy to drink bitter. Thin body with diminished carbonation (probably from the cask). Very much a British pale ale.

Feb 04, 2017
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4.63/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by kitschiguy from Hong Kong

500ml bottle given to me by a supplier. Poured into 350ml glass.

Lovely dark orange/medium brown - Looks good and fairly typical of the style. Big fluffy head whih dies quite quickly and left a nice film of tight bubbles. Lots of lacing.

Nose is com plex with nuts, baking aromas of bread and cookies, earthy hoppiness. Very nice.

Palate is aboslutely lovely - exactly what you'd expect from a good English bitter - complex nutty malt backbone with a strong hop flavour presence. Toffee, nuts and biscuity flavours compliment the good hop bitter finish. Superb.

Mouth is great - nivce a nd full.

Overall a superb example of tbis classic style.

Highly recommended.

Jun 10, 2016
3.51 by Squire from Mississippi on May 23, 2016
3.95 by Odysseyalien from New Jersey on Apr 01, 2016
3.52 by Rukeli76 from Canada (ON) on Mar 25, 2016
3.42 by Martine from England on Mar 20, 2016
3.83 by leginsh from China on Feb 25, 2016
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3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by Mark13 from Poland

Bottle 06.2016. Aroma of caramel, roasted malt, walnuts, bread crust and little grass. Colour of strong tea, clear. Tan coloured head, three fingered, reduces to big ring. Malty in taste, also caramel, walnuts, bread with diacetyl note. Medium, short bitterness, herbal-dry with grassy note. Strong malty and bready aftertaste. Medium carbonated, little to high. Body is rather medium, texture creamy and little oily. Alcohol slightly perceptible in aftertaste. Nice and very drinkable english style beer.

Feb 15, 2016
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2.88/5  rDev -23%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
by stevoj from Idaho

This tastes a little flat to me. Almost has metallic tinge to it (and it’s from a bottle). Color is copper with small beige head. Aroma is faint, taste is of watery bitter. I tried this many years ago, and it was one of my favorites. Sad to see it go down hill under Greene King...

Jan 14, 2016
2.5 by Jaydee01 from Canada (QC) on Jan 07, 2016
3.62 by rulisekmartin from Czech Republic on Dec 30, 2015
3.35 by Allegue04 from Spain on Dec 25, 2015
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1.63/5  rDev -56.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75
by josanguapo from Spain

From Carrefour. In Ikea's pint glass. Watching Sons of Anarchy 3x01. Watery, weak, rancid, bad smelling. Not sure if its the beer or the style what I dont like, as I havent tasted many bitters yet.

Dec 14, 2015
3 by Gardmark59 from Michigan on Sep 10, 2015
4.25 by 123321123321 from Alabama on Sep 02, 2015
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4.02/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Andrewharemza from Australia

Bottle. Pours amber, clear with small stable head. In aroma toffee, berries and caramel, In taste sweet, quite dry, toffee and biscuit notes. Medium bitterness, medium carbonation. Not bad.

Jul 30, 2015
3.39 by emincems from Turkey on Jul 27, 2015
4.45 by Tommygunn from California on Jul 21, 2015
4.3 by BlueSpader from Washington on Jun 27, 2015
4.44 by Rwalford74 from Australia on May 01, 2015
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3.68/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by TheManiacalOne from Rhode Island

On-cask 3/19/2015 at Doherty’s East Ave Irish Pub, in Pawtucket, RI served in a tapered pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep golden brown color, with a medium dense off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is very faint but contains caramelized malts, honey and earthy hops.

T: The taste starts out with a burst of earthy hops bitterness followed by some breadiness from a hearty but not too heavy malt character. There are some mild background flavors of caramel, honey and citrus that provide some sweetness and some balance. The after-taste is slightly bitter.

M: Smooth and a little crisp, medium body, light carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: A little tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, very mild kick, good representation of style, this is a decent beer to drink for a while.

Mar 19, 2015
4.25 by 31Sam13 from New Hampshire on Mar 14, 2015
3.98 by Geoffq from California on Mar 01, 2015
3.95 by UniversitateaDeBere from Romania on Feb 04, 2015
3.49 by misternebbie from Pennsylvania on Jan 23, 2015
4 by AirBob from Massachusetts on Jan 04, 2015
4.25 by Adr05 from Poland on Dec 05, 2014
4.5 by interzen from England on Nov 30, 2014
3.25 by olradetbalder from Sweden on Nov 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
by patre_tim from Thailand

A: Copper filtered, little, almost no carbonation, a half finger of beige head.

S: Fresh apples, like a ripe apple orchard and apple blossoms, toffee, caramel, black tea.

T: Toffee, caramel, black tea, apple blossoms. A slight hay, straw taste. A little molasses. Light bitterness on the end.

M: Medium thick, dry tannic body, medium low carbonation.

O: Very well done. Loving the orchard notes, and classic style. Bought and drank in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Drank Oct 12th, 2014.

Oct 12, 2014
Ruddles County from Greene King / Morland Brewery
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 277 ratings