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Ridgeway Querkus (4.5%)

Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Smoked
Reading, England


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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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To get a subtle smokiness we brew with Scottish peated whisky malt, English pale and roasted malts and boil only whole leaf goldings hops. Querkus is then patiently cold matured over pieces of old French oak barrels. The flavours from the toasted wood slowly seep into the beer; bottling only when we think it is right.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerSkull (1264) - SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2014
(Bottle). Aroma of roasted malt and coffee. Soft but also a little watery taste of roasted malt, coffee and licorice. Unusually fresh taste to be a "smoked".

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Migmar (248) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 14, 2014
Dark, reddish, looks like Coke, big head too. Smoky, caramel. Medium sweetness. Rather fizzy, semi-light palate. A Mediocre beer that is hard to place as a porter or a smoked beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MoritzF (8444) - Bochum, GERMANY - JUN 1, 2014
(bottle, 4.5% abv) Clear, mahogany colour with a beige and short foamy head. Roast-malty aroma with a whiff of peat, accompanied by notes of liquorice, chocolate and bread crust. Moderately sweet and roasty bitter flavour, light bodied with a modest carbonation. Roasty malt character with notes of chocolate, marzipan and mocha, also delicately sourish accent; roasty and very shy oaky notes during the finish with an aftertaste of chocolate and mocha. Likeable, lacks a bit body. 13.V.14

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (7089) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 18, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein rötlichbraunes Bier mit geringer beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, schokoladig, Kaffe, leicht rauchig. Geschmack sehr röstmalzig, viel Kaffe, etwas schokoladig, leicht rauchig.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Idiosynkrasie (3705) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - APR 14, 2014
500ml bottle. Clear, reddish glowing dark brown colour with small to average, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, beige head. Roasty dark malty aroma, a touch of smoke and soy sauce. Taste is roasty dark malty, minimally salty, very cautiously smoky; slightly watery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
solidfunk (3842) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 4, 2014
Malt has a bit of light trash aroma - I guess that’s supposed to be the smoked? Pours dark brown with ok head and lacing. Light roast, watery texture. More like a black lager or Schwarzbier. Cask at Churchkey.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jaghana (3808) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - MAR 16, 2014
Bottle 50cl, a dark beer with medium copper head. Nose is slightly smoked with caramel notes. Aroma is slightly smoked, bit watery with caramel and light coffee touch, easy drinkable, chocolate notes at the finish, sweet, peppery bitterness, smoked notes becomes more present with time, pleasant.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
djoeye (1380) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 12, 2014
Quickly diminishing beige head on the ruby brown body. Scents of caramel, notes of coffee, leather, grass. Tastes caramel malts, dark chocolate, smoked wood. Floury and half dry to palate. - Easy to drink, a pilsener-lover says. Slightly watery only. Malty caramelly smokey finish. Overall tasty. 50cl brown bottle 4.5% b@Kilpishalli, tasted@home Norway.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
freiksenet (93) - - JAN 23, 2014
A: Dark brown with red overtones modest white head. S: Subtle malt, Caramel, yeast. T: Slightly sweet start, some bitterness, smoky overtones. Finishes with small lingering hops. M: Quite watery, decent amount of carbonation. O: Alright.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
weark (292) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 22, 2014
Bottle from Au Grain D’Orge / Dark brown color, fast disappearing beige head / aroma of peat, light wood, light smokiness, roasted malt, coffee / Coffee, light smoke, roasted malt, hints of peat flavor / light body, light bitterness, good carbonation, thin, short coffee smoky finish / More a smoked stout than a smoked porter but good and easy drinkable

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