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Ridgeway Imperial Red Ale

Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Barley Wine
Reading, England
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mr_Pink_152 (840) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2014
330ml bottle. Redish amber colour with a small, creamy white head. Aroma has caramel, berries, and mild yeast. Flavour has caramel, and malts. Warming and smooth, very low carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jesperhammer (2929) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2014
17-JUL-2014, bottle @Erik. Red’ish with quickly dying off-white head. Aroma is malty sweet, fruit with a touch of hops. Taste on the malty side as well with a good dose of alcohol.. The Barley Wine category seems appropriate. Very sweet. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
weark (324) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - JUL 12, 2014
Vintage 2012 bottle number 3914 - from Au Grain D’Orge - Clear reddish amber color with a small and fast disappearing offwhite head - Aroma is malty, caramel, biscuit, toffee, hints of roasted malt, fruity & citrusy hops - Sweet malt flavor, caramel, citrusy, alcohol - Full body, high bitterness, silky, soft carbonation, long bitter malty resinous finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (15309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2014
5th July 2014
Almost clear rich amber beer, residual bubbly pale cream colour head. Palate is smooth with mild minerally carbonation. Smooth malts with traces of unsweet caramel and cream. Modest spice. Mellow brandy flavours. Mild marmalade provides contrast. Smooth finish. Pretty drinkable and nicely aged.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
arminjewell (6293) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, dark reddish pour with white head, aroma brought notes of cardboard, caramel, toffee, hints of red fruits, lots of sweet sugars, slight grainy notes, hints of grass. Taste is a mix of dark fruit, red fruits, lots of caramel, toffee, hints of grass, slight earth, some spice, finishing fairly bitter, dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
adnielsen (9279) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Pours a hazy reddish orange appearance with a thin light brown head. Somewhat oxidized / cardboard, caramel, tangerine aroma. Somewhat goopy and boozy though not overly harsh. Low carbonation. Toasted bread malty flavor. Ehhh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lusikka (6343) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 20, 2014
330 ml bottle. Rated on 19.4.2014. Pours a dark amber colour with a white head. Aroma of red berries, herbs and grains. Flavour is very sweet and soft with caramel, red berries, wine gums and plums. Medium bodied and a warming sweet finish. A bit overwhelming in it’s sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Philym (1004) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2014
Appearance: Clear copper/ruby with short lived ivory cm thick head. Aroma: Vinous, spiritous, caramel, syrup, liquorice, boiled sweets, dried fruit, pepper and bread. Taste: Medium sweetness, low/medium bitter and sourness with an alcohol warmth. Palate: Thick smooth texture, medium body, low carbonation, lingering sweet, liquorice, dried fruit, caramel, syrup, vinous, spiritous dry finish with alcohol warmth. Comments: Gorgeous. Bottle 2887 lot 422.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
guzgorog (287) - FRANCE - FEB 12, 2014
Bière rousse, pas de mousse. Nez de malt légèremetn grillé, caramel, épices, alcool. En bouche, compléteement plate, le corps est liquoreux, le malt domine, un peu de biscuit, caramel, l’alcool est trop présent. Franchement pas top ...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (13856) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2013
Bottle from Terre de Boissons calais. Clear light brown beer lasting beige head. Sticky sweet malt aroma. Some obvious alcohol in the mouth. Some toast. Fruity. Orange peel. It’s pretty decent. Not hot on the finish just a little sting. I would recommend it.

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