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Ridgeway
Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Reading, England

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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Bottle conditioned: Seasonal.
"Winter Ale". Ridgeway produce two versions of Bad Elf "Winter Ale" - one at 4.5%, and the other at 6%. There is a separate listing for the 6%.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pivnizub (8576) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - SEP 17, 2011
Bottle (as Bad Elf Winter’s Ale 4.5%): Hazy, orangey-golden coloured, stable lacy mid-sized off-white head; fruity (dried berries) and citrussy-hoppy nose; moderate bitter-sweet flavour, almost medium bodied, relatively soft; slightly lingering dryish grapefruity-malty finish. Good spicy and tasty brew....

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 13, 2011
Cask at Churchkey, as Ridgeway Gold. Light golden color, large bubble head. Plain pepper and malt taste, light body.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 12, 2011
Cask (now called Ridgeway Gold). Lightly hazed amber body, small beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange, some honey. Taste is moderately sweet, orange, some honey, cantaloupe, floral, bread. Medium body, some resin, low carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MoritzF (8250) - Bochum, GERMANY - DEC 20, 2010
(bottle, 4.5%) Slightly hazy, deep golden to light-amber colour with a big and dense, slightly off-white foamy head. Citrus-fruity and slightly piney hoppy aroma with notes of apricots and cara-malt. Moderately bitter flavour, light bodied with a crisp carbonation. Dry and soft cara-malty base with citric and piney hops, leading into a dry, moderately bitter and a bit astringent finish. Pleasantly easy-going Ale. 20.XII.10

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Quack-Duck (7517) - Down South, GERMANY - DEC 19, 2010
bottle from Bierzwerg. Clear deep golden colour, large off-white head. Citrusy-hoppy nose, reminding me of American IPAs. Medium-bodied, good malty base with lots of citrusy hops, not really bitter, still hoppy. Well-balanced, feels like a much higher ABV. A very delicious beer - bad elves seem to brew good ale.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KornDogg (520) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2010
On Tap at Bull’s Head, Lititz, PA. Sweet hop aroma. Golden body with thin head. Flavor is filled with hop, yeast and subtle clove. A nice light, unique Winter Ale.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tkrjukoff (3896) - SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2010
Pours clear dark golden with an off white head. Aroma of malts, hops, some fruity and caramel tones. Lean hoppy moiuthfeel. Flavor is nice, slightly acidy on top of the tounge, fruity, some pine, malty and hoppy. Acidy crisp fruity palate. Finishes sweet and tart hoppy.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
BeerBaboon (1481) - FINLAND - NOV 28, 2010
Pours a golden beer. Pine hoppiness, yeast and citrus aroma. More bitter pine hoppiness in the flavour. A little spices too. Medium carbonated. Somewhat unpleasant combination of flavours.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mile (2734) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 24, 2010
Bottle. Light amber, small to average fully diminishing head. Light to moderate malty sweetish and fruity aroma, lots of citrus hoppyness, faint notes of caramel and toffee. Body is light to medium, malty flavor with some sweetness, fruity and just as in aroma there is lots of citrus hoppyness in flavor. Finish is average, malty with dry hoppyness. Well hopped British ale although body is quite thin considering the bitterness.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stouby (3510) - Holbæk, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2010
Draught at Bjergtrolden. Amber with a creamy off-white head. Aroma light to moderate malty (malt, caramel), moderate hoppy (citrusy). Flavor light to moderate sweet, moderate bitter, clean and crisp. Medium body. Very fine.


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