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Ridgeway
Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Foreign Stout
Reading, England

bottled
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RATINGS: 259   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Ridgeway FES bottle matures in a similar way to vintage port. Roasted malts and leaf hops initially provide an aroma of breakfast coffee and fresh spices that gradually fades to reveal licorice, caramel and raisin notes that are products of the ageing process. Beneath all this change sits a solid and resilient backbone of bitter English hop. Satisfyingly foreign. You might even imagine the glow of the peat fire?


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34222) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2008
Bottle 50cl.
Clear medium brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, roasted, chocolate. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (190608)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (30693) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2007
1 pt 9 fl oz bottle thanks to brewfiend! Pours black with a little brown head. Roasted malt aroma, slight chocolate, dried fruit and whiff of liqourice. Light to medium body. Dried fruity flavour with an underlying and persisting malt flavour. Finish is malt dry, not much bitterness just a lasting malt flavour. Nice with a not too heavy stout which has it’s benefits.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29084) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 30, 2010
Bottled. A very very dark brown beer with a huge dark brown head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, dark chocolate, and some bread. The flavor is quite sweet with notes of roasted malt, bread, alcohol, and prunes, leading to a dry roasted and woody finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2008
(Bottle 50 cl) Courtesy of KimJohansen. Pours a clear reddish brown with a dense light brown head. Sweet fruity nose with some vanilla. Medium body with sweetish hard roasted malts, lots of fruit and vanilla and a very smooth mouthfeel. Almost no bitterness. Lovely and very pleasant. 190608

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20545) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2007
Bottle. Black coloured with a small beige head. Light roasted aroma of liquorice with notes of dried fruits. Roasted flavour of dried fruits and liquorice with notes of chocolate. Light roasted finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20218) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 13, 2007
Bottled. Black beer with huge beigeish brown head. Aroma is milk chocolate, licorice, slightly wooden and also caramelly. Once it warms up some roasted malts and wood also become present. Flavour is mildly roasted malts, big time smoked wood as well as some mild bitterness. Rather sweet flavour overall. Hides the alcohol well in the flavour, but gives a little warming kick when drinking.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (19194) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 26, 2008
Bottled, thanks oh6gdx! Very dark brown. Chocolatey caramelly nose. Sweet andfruity with apples, chocolate sauce and caramel as well as notes of paper. Lighter body than expected. Low bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (16301) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2007
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and coffee flavor. Roasted malty finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14312) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2013
18th November 2013
Opaque dark brown beer with a tidy pale tan head. Palate is smooth with light minerally carbonation. Smooth dark malts, no roast or bitterness but there is nice dark chocolate and decent dark malt cream. Whisper of smooth coffee. Light smooth finish. Decent stout this, smooth and very drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (14298) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 16, 2012
Bottle from Beers Of Europe, King’s Lynn
Black color, small head. Very mild aroma of roasted malts. The body structure is lighter than expected, but not too thin, indeed increasing the drinkability; quite good flavor of dark caramel, with just a touch of roasted malts and of oak. It has some fresh note too.
Well brewed, balanced and pleasant to drink.


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