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Ridleys Bishops Ale

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Formerly brewed at Ridleys
Style: Barley Wine
Chelmsford, England
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 3.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A barley wine style bottled beer, strong; conditioned for up to three months to develop its flavours.


2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29665) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2004
A hazy deep red beer with a disappearing off-white head. The aroma is sweet with notes of berries. The flavor is sweet with notes of berries.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2004
Amber color with a beige head. The taste is light roasted and light smokey malty base with a very wellbalanced hoppy palate. Very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2004
Amber color, medium herb fruity aroma, medium sweet dry taste, medium body, heavy dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2004
Reddish brown coloured. Sweet and fruity aroma with notes of cookies. Very sweet flavour. Nice, but slightly unbalanced.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MartinKubert (862) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2004
Dark golden amber orange colour. Really strong bitterness in aroma. Notes of honey, herbs, pepper and spices. Slightly sour. Really tasty. Great beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (8014) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 11, 2003
Chestnut colour, all clear. Slight head, yellowish, irregular. Nose of brown gingerbread, pudding, vanilla. Sweet taste, malty upbuild, surrounded by roasted-bitter maltbite. Almondy flavour, perfumey. Medium-bodied. More almondy sweetness in the aftertaste. The overly perfumed character gets annoying after some time, like an unrefined brandy.


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