Ruby Tuesday Amber Ale – Matilda Bay Brewing Company (AUS)

Ruby Tuesday Amber Ale ..... you can even drink it on a Wednesday
Ruby Tuesday Amber Ale ….. you can even drink it on a Wednesday

Now, I don’t mind waltzing a bit of Matilda Bay, their Red Back is a favourite from way back and I’d happily pay top whack for their Fat Yak (try saying that after 6 schooners of Dirty Granny!).

And so to Ruby Tuesday, who could hang a name on you? I sampled this Amber Ale at the Woolwich Pier Hotel in Sydney on a suitably wet and windy Wednesday. Yeah, I like to break the rules, so what?

Schooner of Ruby Tuesday on the bar
Ruby Tuesday …… still I’m gonna miss you

Supposedly a winter ale, I thought this was served a little too cold, masking it’s more subtle flavours. The colour of polished mahogany, its blend of hops is revealed as it warms. There’s biscuity undertones mixed with hints of Gala apples. Quite English in style, it should be drunk in front of an open fire from a pint pot. Beards and leather elbow patches optional.

I told you I like to break the rules, so here’s The Beatles with ‘Helter Skelter’ ……..

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4 thoughts on “Ruby Tuesday Amber Ale – Matilda Bay Brewing Company (AUS)”

  1. Homage to the Moose eh? I had a Guinness West Indies Porter the other day (the drink you sicko). Heavy with aromas of burnt family marmalade and a tang of battery terminals on the tip of the tongue, it wasn’t unlike drinking some kind of electric breakfast. To eat I would suggest a rabbit and venison sausage or 4 skinless ones, then whack on some Rae Morris – Love Again

  2. Big issue you have raised , alot of beer is served cold in Australia. It’s good to talk of warming in a positive way these days . Don’t look for federal leadership on the warming issue , of beer that is ! Good to see you back with regular posts Beer Hunter 365.

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