Clibit
Not sure why I'm posting this, given that this is the one and only beer that I've ever had to stop drinking - cos it made me ill every time I drank it. That was back in the early 80s, when I was at Uni in Nottingham, not had a pint in decades so probably different now. I have no idea what was in it that affected me. 

Ruddles County

Batch Size (L): 23.0
Original Gravity (OG): 1.053
Final Gravity (FG): 1.012
Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 5.37 %
Colour (SRM): 10.2 (EBC): 20.1
Bitterness (IBU): 45
Brewhouse Efficiency (%): 75

Grain Bill
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4.500 kg Halcyon Pale Malt (90.27%)
0.300 kg White Sugar (6.02%)
0.150 kg Crystal 145 EBC (3.01%)
0.035 kg Black Malt (0.7%)

Hop Bill
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23.0 g Bramling Cross Pellet (7.7% Alpha) @ 60 Minutes 
23.0 g Northdown Pellet (7.5% Alpha) @ 60 Minutes 
15.0 g East Kent Golding Pellet (5% Alpha) @ 15 Minutes 
20.0 g Fuggles Pellet (5.5% Alpha) @ 0 Minutes (Steep)

Misc Bill
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Mash at 67°C for 60 Minutes.
Yeast: Wyeast 1968 - London ESB Ale (or something else that provides fruit and promotes malt)

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Steve
My father and i used to drink this quite a bit, nice one!
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Clibit
Steve wrote:
My father and i used to drink this quite a bit, nice one!


The above has been cobbled together from a variety of online recipes, and bear in mind I haven't drunk it in decades! It shouldn't be too far away, it mainly hangs on the yeast I reckon. As long as you use a fruity yeast that you like, you'll get a nice beer for sure. Ringwood yeast might be another good call. 1318 possibly. TV3. Black Sheep. 
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Steve
And this is now getting brewed hopefully during the week [smile]
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dbg400
One of my staples back in the early/mid 80's. Not had it on draught since, though I've occasionally had it in bottles - not nearly as good. Only one of the local(ish) pubs served it, and it was a bit of a drive to get to (The Queen's Head, Winchmore Hill, Amersham) which sticks in my mind as the route went past an old abandoned brick water tower, which ended up on one of the very early Grand Designs (nearly 20 years ago now).

In the early 90's Ruddles had a stand at The Great Yorkshire Show, and we picked up a recipe book based on using their beers. One or two weren't bad, but the most memorable was for beer soup. Quite the worst soup we've ever had, but in its defence it produced a wonderful crop of kale the following year after we composted it!!
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GHW
Think I drank it once and it was vile. Probably a bad pint but I've never drunk it since
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Pinto

I've had a pint or two, didnt find it particularly memorable back in the day - commercial brewing what it was, likely down to use of more sugar than advertised and more brewers Caramel that crystal [smile]

 

Mind you, that recipe looks like a simple english bitter with good english hops - in an AG setting, it would probably turn out rather well.

Beer is like porn - you can buy it easily enough, but its so much more fun to make it [wink]
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Clibit
Pinto wrote:

I've had a pint or two, didnt find it particularly memorable back in the day - commercial brewing what it was, likely down to use of more sugar than advertised and more brewers Caramel that crystal [smile]

Mind you, that recipe looks like a simple english bitter with good english hops - in an AG setting, it would probably turn out rather well.



My thoughts too Jeff. Should make a nice beer that recipe, better than the stuff I drank back in the 80s. 
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