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Ridgeway
Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Reading, England

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RATINGS: 98   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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%.


2.5
   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.

3.1
   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.

2.3
   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...

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oldrtybastrd (3222) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
imdownthepub (11490) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dedollewaitor (14811) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (39393) - 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]

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HenrikSoegaard (11755) - Randers, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2011
Draught. Frothy white good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Moderate malty and light hopy aroma. Light biter flavor. Some soapy notes. Average light bitter finish. Oily palate.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
saxo (14997) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2011
Tap @ YNWA. Medium head with medium duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are caramel, butter, malt and hops.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pivnizub (9437) - 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....


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