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Ridgeway Imperial Red Ale

Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Barley Wine
Reading, England
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.31/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zacgillbanks (2456) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle from York Beer & Wine. 2012 vintage, aged for 2 years. This red-amber coloured beer has a very rich red fruity and spicy vinous flavour, vanilla and burnt currant notes followed by a creamy fruit, oak and leather finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mjp12 (410) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2014
Malty aroma, pours a clear copper colour. There’s enough hops in here to cut through the alcohol. tasty, but not a world beater.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mr_Pink_152 (934) - 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 (3028) - 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 (334) - 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 (15792) - , 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 (6322) - Chicago, Illinois, 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 (9417) - 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 (6430) - 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.

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