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Ridgeway
Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Bitter
Reading, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 194   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
If Maris Otter malt is the body of our beer then hops are its spirit. Each year we choose our hops not just by farm but by individual garden and time of harvest. One older variety, Challenger, and one new,Boadicea,used as unprocessed whole leaf hops. Extravagant, perhaps, but delicious.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TET (1431) - FINLAND - JUL 16, 2011
Copperbrown beer with a weak and white head. Aroma is medium fresh, aromatic, pure malty and some fruits. Taste is medium dry, biscuity malts, some lemony fruitness. Overally taste is based on malts and it is quite mild. Light to drink, but still nice. Nice and sophisticated bitter with great freshness without musty.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hermod (2805) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JUL 9, 2011
50cl bottle from Citymarket. Poured copper color with a small head. Fruity, toffeeish, nutty aroma. Flavor is caramel and toffee, fruity hoppy notes. Ok bitter

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Chiswick (159) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2011
yellow/orange/amberish slightly hazy liquid. doesnít really pour a head, thin white lacing around the edges. looks stable and balanced, has a nice colour. aromascape is malty with a hoppy leafy/herby side; juniper and citrus. taste is really well balanced. bitterness is light but tasty, goes extremely well with the hoppy sweetness and slight sourness. the palate is what makes the taste work so good. a medium body, with a surprisingly thick texture. carbonation is low and works spot on. i was scared that this might turn out to be a disappointment, but ridgeway did a good job again. a tasty easy bitter with a very deep inner balance; it is very good for what it is.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
lusikka (5325) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 2, 2011
500 ml bottle.
Pours an unclear dark copper colour with a small white head. Aroma of grassy hops and nuts. Flavour of grassy hops, malts, hay and some toffee. Medium bodied with a slick mouthfeel and a dry malty finish. Average bitter.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ska (200) - ITALY - NOV 25, 2010
50cl bottle, clear amber color, medium to small lasting white head, malt aroma with hops and citrus notes, metallic medium bitter flavor, light body, dry finish with light hops notes, almost no aftertaste, nothing special

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
UnDecaf (106) - Mountain View, California, USA - NOV 17, 2010
Pours cloudy with a thick white head. Mild, pear like aroma. Very refreshing taste, some grapefruit but not much else going on. Strong tangy after taste. Definitely not very complex, but delicious all the same.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
BeerBaboon (1477) - FINLAND - NOV 14, 2010
Bronze colour. Grainy, scent of bread with metallic notes. Grainy, bitter ale with more metallic notes in the flavour. Citric acid in the flavour too. Fortunately metal is in the background enough and doesnít completely ruin the experience.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nramsburg (257) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 26, 2010
Not a lot of carbonation, so a pretty mild nose atop an orange body. Pretty good weight for mouthfeel with a little more carbonation coming through. Very mild bitter flavor, with a pretty dry slightly floral finish -- you could easily have quite a few of these. I like this beer, and I think itíd be wonderful on draught (ultimate session beer).

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
minch25 (577) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 4, 2010
Clear copper orange; medium white head. Light aroma, mandarin orange? DRY, hoppy flavor, leaning towards metallic, but Not in a bad way. Soft grainy aftertaste. Light bodied, very drinkable. Consider this my introduction of sorts with British beers; I donít know of anything like this in the U.S. The kind of beer that you want to have around in large quantities, simple but very effective. Unfortunately a little cost-prohibitive here though.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SaintMatty (4677) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 3, 2010
500ml Bottle - Amber with a foamy head. Malty and fruity aroma with a hint of banana and walnut cake. Nicely balanced taste with notes of hops, malt and a slightly grainy finish. Steady and fairly tasty.


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