Ruddles County
Greene King / Morland Brewery

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Style:
Bitter - English
Ranked #35
ABV:
4.7%
Score:
85
Ranked #30,506
Avg:
3.78 | pDev: 14.29%
Reviews:
190
Ratings:
276
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Greene King / Morland Brewery
 
England, United Kingdom
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  13
Gots
  18
SCORE
85
Very Good
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Reviews by Cyberkedi:
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Cyberkedi from Georgia

2.95/5  rDev -22%
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.

Apr 28, 2012
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Jason from Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

16.9 oz clear glass bottle that looks like an old style milk bottle, no freshness date.

Beautiful white lace around the glass with a bubbly lace that stays around long enough. Bright copper hue has a near sparkling clarity.

Sulfur, musty, grassy, veggie, buttery, and earthy and a hint of lemony hop are what make up the aroma.

Full and luxuriant mouth feel that hold an amazing smoothness, lots of hop flavour that is layered with the bitterness. It’s almost a grassy veggie hop flavour with a lightly pungent bitterness. Shades of buttery and musty diacetyl come through as well as a fluffy malt character. Hops go a touch lemony and the malt draws closer to a biscuity grain as the dry finish pulls in.

I fell in love with the ale many many years ago and I am glad to have come back to it. The complexities are surreal and oddly it does not take away from it being a session brew either. A bit in the raw but that is the way I like my ale.

Aug 05, 2002
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Eramen from Ireland

3.49/5  rDev -7.7%
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).

Jun 10, 2012
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EmperorBevis from England

3.82/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

Nov 01, 2011
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Gardmark59 from Michigan

3/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sep 10, 2015
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chasmandocharles from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Oct 05, 2013
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BoringBunny from Russian Federation

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

May 29, 2012
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stevoj from Idaho

2.88/5  rDev -23.8%
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...

Jan 14, 2016
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dwren89 from Virginia

4.17/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: Rich amber with off white foamy head, excellent clarity

Aroma: rich toffee and caramel notes with slight earthy hop character

Taste: Rich but nimble bodied, toffee and caramel notes come out to play but finish with a nice earthy bitter finish. Some sweetness on the finish as well.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, tangy and rich in the mouth

Overall impression: A surprisingly good ale from Greene King. Not as good as Abbot Ale in my opinion but at nearly a full percent ABV less than the Abbot, Ruddles County achieves great flavor and a nimble body. Definitely a great session beer.

Jul 03, 2013
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Rlombardi75 from Canada (ON)

4/5  rDev +5.8%

Mar 25, 2012
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TrevorWGrover from Germany

4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
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.

May 13, 2012
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Rwalford74 from Australia

4.44/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

May 01, 2015
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markgoodman10 from Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

Oct 02, 2012
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shigg85 from Japan

4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

Apr 11, 2013
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Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

3.11/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Jun 01, 2019
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petluo from Finland

4/5  rDev +5.8%

Apr 19, 2012
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Rymish from Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Mar 03, 2017
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Ivanhoes_Backpack from Canada (NB)

2/5  rDev -47.1%

Apr 10, 2012
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patre_tim from Thailand

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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
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jbowes

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Apr 11, 2012
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MEP

4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

May 20, 2012
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Pelicanrocks from England

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Oct 27, 2012
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Silke_Neryn from Sweden

3.82/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

4.3%

Dec 12, 2019
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innominat from Ireland

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Nov 24, 2013
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KStark from Canada (BC)

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Jun 24, 2013
Ruddles County from Greene King / Morland Brewery
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 276 ratings