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Ridgeway
Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Barley Wine
Reading, England
Serve in Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 355   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 336   ABV: 11.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle conditioned, Special;
Imperial Red Ale
"My goodness", muttered Claus, recalling his visit to the Institute, "the restrictive outerwear, the padded room-even padded Christmas tree ornaments. Horrifying! Yet the little chap seems happier than he’s ever been" Claus took a thoughtful sip of a most warming red ale. "Perhaps sanity is over-rated...Ho,Ho,Ho!"


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fatehunter (1400) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Pours a half finger of head on a clear straw body. The aroma is malty, a little boozy, and some lemon. The taste is super sweet across the board. There’s some plum and other ripe fruits. The texture is soft. My wife likes it but I’m not too fond of the sweetness.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
yngwie (14146) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle. Almost clear in the glass, golden in color and with a dense, finger-thick beige head. The aroma is one the malty side, with alcohol and a touch of acetone. Some piney hints. The flavor is pretty sweet, with caramel maltyness, bready hints, alcohol and acetone. Full body with alcohol warmth. Lasting finish. Too much alcohol in this one. Not particularly good actually. 141213

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Geokkjer (6016) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle. Pours golden with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, some caramel, alcohol and glue. Flavor is sweet and malty with some alcohol, caramel, red apples and fruitiness. Full body, soft carbonation.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Meilby (8271) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle 330ml @ Geokkjer
Pours clear deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, alcohol, grain and floral. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and light bitter. with a long warm and caramel finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Luvystypotables (801) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 4, 2014
Pungent aroma of a sour, pours a clear amber color. Taste of sweet malt with a creamy feel and a sweet malt finish.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mike5326 (1023) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 4, 2014
Poured from a bottle. Clear golden color, medium white head. Pungent aroma. Medium body with a strong sweet alcohol flavor and a medium finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (4247) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 21, 2014
330ml bottle, 2013 vintage, Beers of Europe. Because of the cartoon label and name I was expecting this to be a bit of a boozy mess, which is probably why I kept hold of it for a year before drinking. It was boozy, but the booze was well integrated with the red fruit and nuts, sweet caramel and light honey notes. Surprisingly light bodyand colour, long lasting white head. Enjoyable.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Leini (922) - SWEDEN - NOV 11, 2014
Sample at a local tasting event. Amber body with a medium head. Malt, dried fruit and red berries.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1048) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2014
330ml bottle from favourite beer 2014 vintage. Pale golden Amber with and off white head. Aroma has strong alcohol and melt the taste is dark caramel , molasses, and dome malt.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (6090) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 18, 2014
"Hoppier than their other barleywine, with hints of candied citrus. Slightly better, but still too thin and alcoholic to be taken seriously. More time on your beer and less on the labels. "


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