Duchy Originals Organic Old Ruby Ale 1905

Wychwood Brewery

England

This beer has something to do with Prince Charles's massive agricultural holdings and I couldn't help thinking of the rambling English countryside and the era of the landed gentry (mostly recalled from watching Masterpiece Mystery on PBS). But this beer has that classic ale taste that's rarely replicated on this side of the ocean. It pours a dark amber with a quickly disappearing head, and with very little carbonation (which I think is a telltale sign for a good ale). It has a bready malt taste to it with a subtle bitterness. It makes me wish I was in a country pub enjoying this instead of my living room. A wonderful beer to come in from the cold and enjoy.

Reviewed: October 05, 2011

Rating: 8/10

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