Ruddles County | Greene King / Morland Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Greene King / Morland Brewery
England, United Kingdom
greeneking.co.uk

Style: English Bitter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-01-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#26,258
Reviews:
189
Ratings:
272
pDev:
14.44%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
18
Trade:
0
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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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!

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Photo of Momon
3.94/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rolltide8425
4.05/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of Rymish
4.5/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of smcolw
3.6/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of pcbnumber1
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kitschiguy
4.63/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of Squire
3.51/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Odysseyalien
3.95/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Rukeli76
3.52/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Martine
3.42/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of leginsh
3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mark13
3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of stevoj
2.88/5  rDev -23%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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...

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Photo of Jaydee01
2.5/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of rulisekmartin
3.62/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Allegue04
3.35/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of josanguapo
1.63/5  rDev -56.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

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.

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Photo of Gardmark59
3/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of 123321123321
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Andrewharemza
4.02/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of emincems
3.39/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tommygunn
4.45/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BlueSpader
4.3/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rwalford74
4.44/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Ruddles County from Greene King / Morland Brewery
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 272 ratings