rondphoto (2046) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAY 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
@ Sergio’s / Louisville KY --- Hazy amber-brown color, thick head that drops to a full head cover, waves of lace. Taste is full-bodied caramel malt that adds floral hops before the finish. Simple, but quite enjoyable to drink. A good example of a bottle conditioned British ESB. Recommended.
Joeh (2040) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle from Tesco. Before I even open it there are several things I don’t like just from it’s packaging. For a brewery that doesn’t exist could they possibly mention their non-existent brewery more than they have done? ‘Oxfordshire’ features three times, as does Ridgeway Brewing/Brewery. They also have the address of the ‘brewery’, which I assume is their office, and the address of their website that also doesn’t exist. Apparently this is also the first bottle-conditioned beer that’s designed to be drunk cold, is that supposed to be a good thing and is it really true? Anyway, moving on the beer with lowered expectations, it pours a straw/golden colour with a thin white head that soon dissipates into nothing. The aroma is dominated by a spicy, almost herbal hop, some sharpness and a touch of sweetness. The first sip is a thick, sweet full-bodied bitter with high carbonation and a massive bitterness to finish. The aroma hops are well pronounced also, peppery and spicy, and there are background notes here of brown sugar or honey. Rather earthy and the alcohol content is evident; this reminds me of some of the old Brakspear bottled ales. It’s really rather good, nice one.
JonMoore (1867) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle conditioned. Hazy golden colour with a thick off-white head. Citrus aroma. Taste is hops, citrus, some malt and a touch medicinal. Quite high carbonation. Dry, hoppy finish. Not a favourite.
joe19612 (1858) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle Conditioned. Pours a pure gold colour with a large off-white head. The aroma is all citrus with lots of hops. The taste is all citrus with a hint of malt, with a bitter aftertaste.
rubbishystuff (1850) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sadly this one was a little old and had some skunk too it. But I could get a good idea of the flavor despite. Pale yellow ale with some grassy/pine hops. Serving: Bottle
Gurthnar (1822) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2012 Bottle. Medium airy head, rather short duration. Lightly hazy golden colour. Aroma of hops, floral, honey, citrus fruits, berries (raspberry, strawberry). Taste medium bitter, light sweet, well balanced. Tastes great well chilled indeed. Short bitter finish. Very drinkable.
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - MAR 14, 2011
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Funestissimo odoraccio, ma poi miracolosamente è una buona bitter, anche meno ossidata del solito ridgeway bottigliamento
Alphadelic (1751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 13, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Candied orange peel to the nose with just a touch of clove type spice. There is something almost watermelon-like here too. Sweet and vibrant on the palate with a bulging, smooth texture and rich decadence. This beer contains far more than one would expect from looking at it.
TET (1659) - FINLAND - JUN 20, 2008
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ridgeway Oxfordshire Blue is yellow beer with thin white head. Aroma is temptating: some sweet maltas and lot of fruitfull hops. Flavour is first slightly sweet but it changes very quicly to bitter and dry. There are sweet malts, fruits and hint of roastiness in the flavour. Quite easy to drink and carbonation is nicely balanced. Good beer for every sector with very nice hoppiness.
liinis (1580) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 19, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
copper-golden with thin white head. typical english hops with slight tartiness. some honey and caramel bring sweetness.