Ruddles County | Greene King / Morland Brewery

BA SCORE
84
good
271 Ratings
Ruddles CountyRuddles County
BEER INFO

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

Style: English Bitter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-01-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
271
Reviews:
189
Avg:
3.73
pDev:
14.48%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
18
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 271 |  Reviews: 189
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4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of delta490
4.68/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A- clear deep copper brown with an off white head. Doesn't last long but does leave big lacing. A slight flow of carbonation is also visible

S- rich malt with notes of caramel

T- big malt flavor balanced against slight bitterness. Flavor is bready and sweet with jut a hint of nuttiness.

M- very smooth. No bite at all

O- a great example of an English bitter. Full flavored and malt forward. Is a great session beer and even better on tap when casked.

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Photo of chasmandocharles
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of irishkyle21
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of dwren89
4.17/5  rDev +11.8%
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.

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Photo of bigred89
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of shigg85
4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of flagmantho
3.6/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 500mL clear bottle into a dimpled mug.

Appearance: rich amber-orange hue with a completely haze-free body and a moderate effervescence. Head poured a thin finger of frothy ivory foam, but didn't have much retention. Still, not a bad looking beer.

Smell: malty concoction with a definite caramel character and nice, earthy hops. Mild, but well-composed.

Taste: light malty flavor with caramel, breadiness and a moderate bitterness. Not bad, but very middle-of-the-road; nothing really stands out.

Mouthfeel: lightish body with a decent carbonation and effervescent prickliness.

Overall: a decent, if not outstanding beer, I'm going to give this one a few bonus points for its great quaffability. A bit mild for greatness, but wonderful for a session.

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Photo of markgoodman10
4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

Ruddles County from Greene King / Morland Brewery
3.73 out of 5 based on 271 ratings.
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