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Ridgeway
Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Barley Wine
South Stoke, England
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 390   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 336   ABV: 11.2%
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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rynoplasty (700) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 17, 2009
2007 bottle. Pours clear amber with a small off white head. Aroma is caramel, dark fruit, almost sherry like. Flavor is big caramel and alcohol flavor, with hints of toffee and dark fruit, very low carbonation as well. Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marstonlad (698) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 26, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2015 Bottle from Alko, Helsinki. Pours clear amber with a minimal head. The aroma features dried fruitiness, caramel, toffee and syrupy maltiness – gives extremely sweet vibes. Taste is heavily sweet – plenty of fruits, berries and caramel – and in the finish slightly bitter, definitely more malt- than hop-driven. Alcohol appears towards finish; the alcohol levels of this beer are not hidden very well. The palate is medium bodied and sticky, could be a bit fuller bodied. A warming British Barley Wine that is a bit flawed.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChazMania (662) - Oceanside, California, USA - DEC 8, 2007
Bottled. No head at all, very fizzy pour. Sweet aroma. Flavor is sweet. My bottle calls this an Imperial Red, but the label here on Ratebeer calls it a Barley wine, what gives?

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
TonyDiUlio (661) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2008
not as good as i was hoping. The aroma was too pungent, and the flavor was a bit too full of hops for a barely wine creating a bitter flavor. The color was nice with a dark red pour with moderate head. Not too bad for the alc. content.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tsd08460 (655) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - JAN 17, 2016
Aroma: alcohol, fruit, caramel, Appearance: clear golden with an off-white head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, cherries Palate: medium body, sticky, average carbonation, long finish, Tasty

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
20107589 (654) - randers, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2013
honey and licorice aromas, appear amber with a small head. great sweet and bitter taste, and a fine palate

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
twindadplus2 (652) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 5, 2011
Clear light reddish amber with a thin film of a head. Aroma of toffee, dry wine and a hint of apple skins. Flavor is thick, creamy toffee malt and an alcoholic bite. Full bodied with dry, fruity finish. A bit intense for a barley wine but it’s good and mellowing for a cold winter night.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chandler0201 (650) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Copper pour with little to no carbonation or head. Aroma of dried fruits and cinnamon. Flavor was malty, semi sweet and caramel, with hint of dark fruits. ABV very well masked. Better classification would be strong ale or barleywine though, as there was nothing red ale about this.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Metalhead (643) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2008
Reddish amber pour no head. Aroma is mild of sweet malt and faint cough syrup. This is warming semi boozey and fruity. Sticky finish. $3 a bottle I had to try it.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rauchbierlover (638) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 6, 2013
Copper body with a thin vanishing white head. Sweety and malty aroma. Taste is a bit fruity, malty, then comes the alcohol.


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