Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
South Stoke, England


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RATINGS: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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%.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 3, 2012
Large frothy head misty amber pourt medium strong carbonation aromas doughy fruity flavours citrus bitter some lemon and grapefruit good bitter yeast is doughy some toffee the finish main aftertastes toffee doughy taste citrus lasting bitter average ale

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2012 1) Bottle round Mum and Dad’s after Xmas dinner, 01/01/12. Dusted brass, low white head. Decently juicy orange and polished pine needle aroma. Crystallised lemon, light flowery hop, trace of nuttiness/hazelnut sprinkled Connetto. Unwintery but decent for Ridgeway. 2) Bottle in Spainsburys beer-off. Oh fuck had it before. Slightly clouded bronze with a scummy froth dissipating to nothing. Aroma of sulphur, matchbox, orange and apple peel. Initially some decent, discreetly US hop with blackcurrant and orange jelly notes; slight earthiness and husk, peanut. Scored it about right last time.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
justm (164) - Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2012
Bottle as Bad Elf Winter Ale from S H Jones & Co, Bicester as part of Ridgeway Christmas gift pack of 4 ’Elf’ beers. Pours a golden yellow with high white head. Dry grassy hop aroma with a hint of barnyard and white metal. Light, dry and bitter on the palate, little carbonation. Dry grassy slightly floral taste. Very high very bitter lemon hit then a very metallic but strangely delicious aftertaste. An interesting Golden Winter Ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 5/20
Arlofelt (3) - DENMARK - DEC 21, 2011 does not count
This is a very Nice beer. Goes to all food and any time you like. Is not so easy to find in Denmark.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 4, 2011
Bottle from Nina’s. Pours a golden colour with a thick white head that dies away quickly. Aroma of grassy hops, caramel, barley and yeast. Musty flavour with some hay, barley, wet cardboard and grassy hops again. Quite bitter with mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. A dry finish and lingering corn and hay notes.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MikaJuhani (28) - FINLAND - NOV 20, 2011
Mild hop aroma with goldenbrown color. Slightly sweet and hops but nothing incommon with xmas. Thin texture with average carbs. Overall nothing special. First and last one...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2011
Pours a reddish brown. Sweet caramel/roasty aroma. Roast malt/chocolate flavor with a touch of fruit and great hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
imdownthepub (13234) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2011
Bottle, 5ooml as Bad Elf Winter Ale from Bellingers Garage, Grove, Oxon. Amber with slight head. Grainy, slightly bready, dull beer, little conditioning unfortunately. Thin on the close.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dedollewaitor (15537) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2011
Tap @ y.n.w.a,Kolding. Pours clear Golden with a small creamy head and lacings. Grass, Grain and vague butter and metal. Smooth. Bread and paper. Dry short end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2011

Draught @ You´ll Never Walk Alone, A. L. Passagen 2, 6000 Kolding, Denmark.

Clear medium orange colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted - caramel, toffee, light moderate hoppy, grass. Flavour is moderate to light light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20111007]

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