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Ridgeway Imperial Barley Wine

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Ridgeway
Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Barley Wine
Reading, England
Serve in Snifter

bottled
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on tap
unknown

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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottled, Special;


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mad_Ferret (764) - SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2015
Bottle from SB. Clear golden orange with an off white/yellowed 2 finger head that lace. Grainy and leathery aroma with over ripened oranges and bananas, burnt sugar, something like old spices and wet stone. Sweet syrupy grainy flavour with oranges, british hops, leather and some spice. Bigger body, soft carb, oily texture. Not my idea of an english barley wine. Too bright, too messy and too much of a half way stretch of an american thing. Drinkable though.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mR_fr0g (5838) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2015
Bottle shared at the Tropical Croydonia tasting. 01/07/2015. Many thanks to Daniel for this 2012 vintage. Clear golden / orange coloured pour with a loose thin white head. Aroma is papaery, oily, mint, caramel, sweet malts. Flavour is composed of oily caramel, toffee apple, mint, some age, little oxidised. Palaete is sticky sweet, low carbonation. Papaery.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beer_est_deus (928) - örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2015
Klar som vatten, ljust orange, gul-orange skum. Doft: Äpplen, lager, fruktsallad, sockerdricka, dadlar. Lukten påminner lite om imperial pils. Smak: Alkohol, lager jäst, äpplen, fruktsoda, malt, kanderat citrus skal.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
klas (365) - SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2015
Bottle from Systembolaget. Strong, a bit sweet. Rather different from other Barley Wines I have tried. More hoppy, which should be a good thing, but it doesn’t work all the way.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Florya (952) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 20, 2015
How : bottle Appearance : clear orange /golden with a small white head. Aroma : brown sugar, apples, dried fruits, red berries. Palate : medium body, soft carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
abergdahl (103) - SWEDEN - AUG 11, 2015
Ok i really like thise style of beer... the aroma is not very strong bud nice, hunts of booze and hops. Nice amber color.. taste have a lot of wine like notes, which I really like.. the palate emphasize the wine inspired taste with ice citrus hops and a bit of booze.. Again a beer I really like and it will be interesting to age it... i have two that i hope to age for some months..

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Seffle (320) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2015
Bottle from SB 150808. Vintage 2015, bottle 3713. Clear golden amber, lacing white head. Complex aroma with rotten apples, raisins, hay … Very sweetish palate with penetrating alcohol. Nice bitterness later on. Interesting but not very good. Perhaps better with maturation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kryon (1930) - SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2015 Pours clear amber with low white head Aromas of caramel, dried fruits, vineous maltyness, hints of hoppy sweet fruityness Taste has vineous malts, caramel, syrup, tropical juice. Rich, almost creamy, alcohol, soft carbonation, long bitter finish

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cunningham (5749) - Halden, NORWAY - AUG 4, 2015
Well I really enjoyed this one. Nice barley wine that is not to sweet. Nice balanced flavor also. Clear amber-ish color with a tan head. Ok lacing down the glass. Not to sweet like many other and well masked alcohol. Toffee, dried fruits and bready flavor.
[Bottle from Systembolaget web order in Sweden]

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Aniela (4156) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 2, 2015
From my backlogg: Bottle from Sysyembolaget. Clear golden beer with an offwhite head. Malty fruity caramell aroma. Malty caramell sweetish flavour with some vanilla notes.


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