Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Reading, England


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RATINGS: 92   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%.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ReV2 (150) - Northampton, Northamptonshire, - DEC 30, 2012
Brewed in England for the USA. Pours golden with a creamy white head, thin, floral aroma and hop finish. More of a summer than a winter ale, probably one of their regular beers dressed up with a new label for Christmas. Not bad but stretching it a bit for winter’s ale both in style and strength.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
culchiem (2621) - Berlin, GERMANY - JAN 20, 2014
Bottle. Murky orange with a thin head. Aroma is fruity malt. Flavor is malty, nut some dry spice finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theydon_Bois (9915) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2014
Bottle at home, early hours of 01/01/14 - Xmas present from the inlaws and a new rate - cheers ! Clear golden with a moderate off white head that clears to a swirl and edgework. Nose is orange sherbet, light sugars, toasty malts, grassy, faint hop presence, orange marmalade. Taste is thinner, grass, light orange squash, bread dough, not unpleasant just not a whole lot going down! Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, dry finale with lingering grassy bitterness. Mediocre GB, no defects per say, just not a lot doing!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Urban_Sprawl (4) - IRELAND - JAN 20, 2014 does not count
Pleasant, if somewhat unremarkable ale; clean taste, no aftertaste, but not strong enough to be a winter beer , seems much more suited to warmer weather. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (4077) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2014
Bottle Clear appearance and nice Aroma. Happy and easy to drink but definitely not The case you

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
suurjuust (1221) - ESTONIA - DEC 16, 2014
Shared by martjoobolut, thanks! Clear golden, soapy white head. Nose and flavor are both your average runofthemill malts and hops, not a lot of fruit to be found. Drinkable though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mauritsio (481) - FINLAND - NOV 19, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2013 Bottle from Valintatalo. Golden with Not much white head. Some berries and lots of boiled hops. Bitter taste. Dry crispy finish but some thin feel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1036) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle from favourite beer, Cheltenham. Pale Amber colour with a thin head. The aroma has hops and malts. The taste has hops, malt and caramel.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2013
Bottled 28/11/13. A dark gold coloured beer with no head. Quite grassy. Not much in the way or hop or winteriness. There is a little spicy hint but not sure what that is. Late bitterness. Not very keen on this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HopfenWeisse (1139) - - NOV 29, 2013
Clear golden color with small head. Aroma is hoppy. Flavor is malt, spicy hops, bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BlackHaddock (4124) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2013
Bottle: BBD Feb 14, poured into a UK pint sleeve on 8th Dec 13. Slight haze to my golden bodied brew, white head. The nose was of semi-sweet malty molasses with hints of mixed spices, the taste was similar to the aroma with malts leading a spicy centre. Although malty it was also fairly sharp and tangy in the mouth which in turn led to a dry mildly bitter finish. Body depth OK, never had the 6% version so can’t compare.

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