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Ridgeway Oxfordshire Blue

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Ridgeway
Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Reading, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle conditioned as Blue. Cask as Oxfordshire Blue.
Ingredients: Maris Otter malt; whole leaf hops.
"Distinctively hoppy, lively, refreshing. Blue is the first bottle conditioned ale brewed deliberately to taste great chilled."


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rusos (97) - Stupava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 30, 2015
Bottle. Hazy golden colour, white head. Aroma hops, floral. Taste hops, some bisquity notes. Bitter aftertaste. Quite empty body. Not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kajser27 (364) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUN 22, 2015
Golden colored, clear, weak white head, not lasting, some floaters. Aroma is malt, biscuit, floral, herbal and bit citrusy. Taste is low to moderate sweet malt, biscuity, moderate to low bitterness, floral, herbal, bit citrus-lemony. Low to medium bodied, medium carbonation. Nice, light, refreshing but hoppy enough.

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
mephisto (1275) - TAIWAN - MAY 20, 2015
Draft at birch and barley. Pours copper hue with little head, it has very faint aroma/flavor of malt.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EvanFriend (417) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2015
Poured into an English-style dimpled mug. Fruity taste throughout, some floral hops, bitter aftertaste. Drinkable. Not the best I’ve ever had.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mmahut (1488) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 6, 2015
Bottle. Light hazy pale body with low-medium white head. Aroma has light acidity at first, malty. Taste has earthy hoppy bitterness at first, medium malty sweetness in the background. Body is medium, high carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vincent68 (441) - Nitra, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 28, 2015
Fľaša 0,5 l zo supermarketu. Svetlejšia farba, nižšia pena, rýchlo opadla. Aróma citrusy a kvety. Vyššia rezkosť, chuť príjemná, jemne nasládlá s dlho trvajúcim horkastým záverom. Môj prvý bitter, dobre sa pije.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HerrBierkoenig (581) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 14, 2014
From 0,5l bottle, BBD: 24/08/15. Pours hazy light golden liquid, medium white frothy head, Aroma: sweet, elderflower, malty, hopy: light citrus, minor spiceness, Taste: light to medium sweet, light to medium bitter, dry, biscuit maltiness, light yeasty, flowery, bit sweet, bitter ending, very nice, Palate: light to medium body, slick texture, average carbonation, long medium bitter aftertaste, Overall: Very good, very drinkable, light, biscuit, sweet and bitter. Enjoyed.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (15912) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Cask. hazy golden amber color, small white head. Aroma of light straw. Taste is slightly fruity straw.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1920) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2014
500ml bottle from local supermarket. Hazy copper colour with a small head. Aroma of mild hops, fruits, and caramel. Flavour of caramel malts, toffee and fruits.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkel07 (4304) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 5, 2014
Bottle from Era Wine Store August 2013. Dark amber colour with a fair bit of malt coming through in the aroma. Caramel and offer dominate the flavour.


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