Duchy Originals Organic Old Ruby Ale

5% alc./vol., 500 ml bottle
Waitrose Limited – http://www.shepherdneame.co.uk/
Oxfordshire, England

DSCF2183[1]Waitrose is an English grocery store established by Messrs. Waite, Rose, and Taylor in 1904.  Duchy Originals is their store brand of organic, sustainable, and British products.  In amongst the organic shortbread and organic cheese is this organic ale.  A portion of the profits goes to The Prince’s Charities Foundation.  Finally, I can be drinking for good instead of evil!  Anyways, it’s kind of cool that this English store brand is available here in Canada.  I’m not sure why they call it a ruby ale, since the colour is merely orange.  The taste is pretty good, but like all organic beers there’s something a bit watery to it.  Hmm, also just a tinge of an aftertaste.  It’s supposed to be “best before” March 2012, but that’s a rather aggressive date.  Not my favourite, but that’s okay, I’m drinking for the Prince’s good cause.  Hey, your Royal Highness?  You’re welcome!

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