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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: 333   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   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!"


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34166) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2010
Bottle 500ml.
Clear medium to dark amber color with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, dark fruit, dried fruit, raisin, plum, prune, light wood, light alcohol. Flavor is heavy sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration. Body is medium to full, texture is oily and sticky, carbonation is flat, finish feel is moderate alcoholic. [20100109]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (30631) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2009
33 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a quickly gone white head. Aroma is spiced, dense malty and alcohol. Sweet caramelish and slight roasted malty flavoured. Smooth roasted malt flavoured, alcohol warmth and smooth to oily mouthfeel. Lingering roasted malty finish with a nice alcohol warmth.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29017) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2009
Bottled. An amber beer with a thin off-white head. The aroma has notes of alcohol - barley wine sweet, nuts, and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of alcohol, malt, and caramel, leading to a dry aloholic finish. The alcohol leaves a burn in the throat.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2010
Bottle 33 cl. Clear dark amber with a smallish, rough off-white head. Intensely alcoholic nose - almost brandy-like - combined with some caramel. Quite full-bodied, notes of burned caramel and nuts but dominated by burning alcohol all through the finish. 090110

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20476) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2009
Bottle at Nya Tröls, Malmö. Clear golden coloured with a medium sized off white head. Sweet aroma of caramel and dried fruits with notes of bisquits and alcohol. Sweet flavour of caramel and dried fruits with notes of bisquits and alcohol. Warming alcoholic finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (20216) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 19, 2009
Bottled@Punavuoren Ahven, Helsinki. Deep amber colour, small beige head. Aroma is alcohol, grass, some grains, strong sugary sweet and quite out of balance. Flavour is caramel malts, alcohol, some grassy and fruity hops along with plum and raisins. The alcoholic sweetness is coming through rather much.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16216) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 26, 2012
Bottle. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a sweetish malty caramel aroma with weak spicy hits. Sweetish malty caramel flavor. Has a sweetish malty caramel finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (14290) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 12, 2009
Bottle at Nya Tröls, Malmö
Amber color; medium head. The aroma is initially malty and fruity, but it doesn’t last. Good body strength, round mouthfeel; sweet caramel flavor, with correct bitterness and light fruitness. Not as malty as a Barley Wine should be, it’s more a sweeter and fruiter version of Strong Ale; no thrills, but very enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (14282) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2009
9th July 2008. A nose of mild marmite. Taste is quite sweet but a sublte note of marmite carries over from the nose. Sweet malt with brandy and porty tones. Reasonably complex and quite drinkable!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (13911) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 15, 2011
bottle at home ... copper ... thin white lacing ... sweet light caramel nose... big sweet blackcurrant and cherry ... some raw alcohol ... little marzipan ... not much to it... not as bad as i expected but not great


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