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Ridgeway Imperial Barley Wine

Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Barley Wine
Reading, England
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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lachneger (326) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 7, 2014
Bottle nr.8328. Koperkleurig bier met een witte schuimkraag. Geur rozenbottel en cacao. Smaak verse appelsap rozebottel vol van smaak romige. Gedronken met Bryan. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gnoff (7979) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - SEP 25, 2014
Bottle 33 cl at Selmas, Ludvika, on September 24, 2014.
2012 Vintage, Bottle 5816, LOT 381.
Clear golden color, smallish off-white head. Sweet, cookies, alcohol scent. Sweet, grainy, caramel taste. Grainy, toasty aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
highlandlad (1418) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - JUL 22, 2014
Mediocre English barley wine but still hit the spot on a cold night. Thin corona, golden body. Strong aroma of bitter oranges, plus butter and bread. Flavour dominated by Cointreau and alcohol. Minimal hop presence - almost verging on malt liquor territory here. Sweet and boozy. Guilty pleasure for mine - I like it more than the overall package probably warrants. (330ml bottle from Leura Cellars.)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bryanvdv (608) - - SEP 7, 2014
Fles gedeeld met lachneger. Fles uit 2012 bottlenr 8328. Goud koper kleurig helder bier. Aroma is behoorlijk sterk, kan het niet helemaal plaatsen. Smaak is fris zoet, wat appelsap. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
JohnRMurdoch (3404) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 1, 2014
330ml bottle present. Hazy amber brown,not much head. Sour resin barley aroma. Barley sugar flavour. Watery with sickly sweet aftertaste. Not my thing.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
ClubGonzo (4232) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 14, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear golden body with a small white head. Nose is pale malts, grains, mild boozy notes, maize, hints of bread and straw. Taste is pale malts, alcohol, red berries, mild caramel and hints of bread. Medium body and carbonation. Terrible barley wine, really.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pivnizub (9006) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JUN 14, 2014
Bottle:Deep golden, small - but stable and lacy - white head; a touch of alcohol in the sweet pale-malty (to honeyish) nose, a bready touch detectable; moderate sweet flavour, some subdued bitterness detectable, medium bodied; sweet pale malt, alcohol and shy hops in the warming finish. Quite an easy-drinking barley-wine…

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (15260) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 12, 2014
Bottle from Bere Buona Birra, Milan; vintage 2012, batch 381, bottle 3906
Hazy light amber color with small head. Aroma of old bread, some cereals. Strong body, the mouthfeel is a bit oily; malt flavor, sweet without exaggeration, with a touch of sweet nuts; strong bitterness with some boozy alcohol in the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
hawthorne00 (2543) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 2, 2014
2012 bottle. Clear amber with an off white head. Aroma of dried peach, quince, mandarins, bread, sherry/ white "port". Sticky, low carbonation. Very sweet. Grain, bready, dried peach, dried mandarin rind. Some mandarin/ orangey bitterness and it does dry out a bit but the sweetness just grinds on. OK, could have used some acidity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kristall-König (2312) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - NOV 13, 2014
Geruch holzfaßartig, malzig, süßlich, Likör. Start süßlich, viel Malz. Mitte Holzfad, malzig, Schokolade. Abgang röstig, alkoholisch, Schokolade. Nicht überragend, aber solide.

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