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Ridgeway
Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Barley Wine
Reading, England
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Erasmus_ro (1304) - Alabama, USA - JAN 26, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2014 Cask @ Gallows Bird RAF 2013. Pours dark orange amber. Aroma is caramel, light marzipan, sweet malts. Taste is quite sweet again with caramel malts dominating. Some pineish hops trying to make an appearance. Full palate. Ridgeway doesn’t really do these strong ones well.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jesperhammer (2859) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
weark (294) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14711) - , 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
arminjewell (6152) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, 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.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
adnielsen (8963) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lusikka (6184) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Philym (976) - 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.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
guzgorog (241) - 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 ...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (13565) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lonick (781) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 4, 2013
Pours golden with a slight red tinge, lots of hops and bitter after notes with a floral/herb kick, good without being great but a nice beer


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