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Ridgeway Imperial Red Ale

Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Barley Wine
Reading, England
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.34/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
martjoobolut (959) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 25, 2014
0,33L bottle (from Drink Shop). Pours golden-amber with off-white head. Aroma is caramel, malt, fruits. Flavor is sweet, caramel, fruits, herbal. Finish is fruity bitter. Overall: very nice brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CharlieTwoPies (17) - United Kingdom, - DEC 25, 2014
Bright copper red colour with small white head. Not particularly persistent but some retention. Spicy, vinous aroma like a warming fruit pie. Sweet cherries, raisins, and alcohol. Nice warming mouthfeel with sweet caramel tastes of vine fruits and sugar and alcohol. Nowhere near as hoppy as I expected. Not sure what differentiates it from a barley wine. Despite apparent alcohol in aroma and taste it is still very smooth with the right touch of caramel to balance some fruity bitterness from the hops (presumably). Overall very nice. Not perfect. But very nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thirstyrabbit (1157) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle #6781. 2012 vintage. Light copper body, small head. The aroma has sweet baked apples and butterscotch, also some barrel wood - quite similar to some barrel aged beers like Founders Backwoods Bastard etc. Very smooth. Sweet caramelly taste with more apples and butterscotch. Hints of brandy in the finish. Not exceedingly complex but still very enjoyable because it’s smooth and rather well balanced. I like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
suurjuust (1228) - ESTONIA - DEC 16, 2014
Clear orange beer, medium off-white head. Fruity, malty, toasty caramel nose. Flavor is caramel-dried fruity with malt, nutty notes. Hoppy-herbal finish with caramel hints and booze. Slightly vinous mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Bottle shared by martjoobolut, thanks!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zacgillbanks (2571) - 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 (445) - 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 (1049) - 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 (3051) - 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 (343) - 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 (16117) - , 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.

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