Brewery: Wychwood Brewery
Style: Ruby Ale
Origin: Witney, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Cost: $3.50 per bottle
Individual bottle presentation is exciting and unusual. Bottle is an uniquely shaped, art work features a mythical Goblin from Wychwood forest near the brewery. Pours almost clear in a very dark ruby with thin beige head.
Smells strongly of chocolate and malt. Has citrus and hoppy undertones. Weak earthy or woodsy notes.
Creamy with medium to full body. There is little carbonation.
Brewed with pale, chocolate and crystal malts, and English Fuggles and Styrian Goldings hops. Has an earthy toasted malt start and then a moderate hoppy bitterness. The bitterness is not overwhelming and is complimented by hints of fruit like green apple or pear. Dry light finish.
A good flavorful full bodied English Ale. I’m a big fan of the flavors and how easy it drinks. I prefer it served just below room temperature. The bottle artwork is a strong selling feature. Overall a high quality well brewed ruby ale. Pricey but worthy of $3.50 per bottle.