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Ridgeway Querkus (4.5%)

Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Smoked
Reading, England


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RATINGS: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   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 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Idiosynkrasie (3232) - 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 (2999) - 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 (3491) - 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 (889) - 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 (81) - - 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 (210) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mauritsio (317) - FINLAND - JAN 19, 2014
0,5 l bottle pours dark brown, sizzling with low nonlasting head. Some smoked aroma. Bitter long taste. Some dry some oily finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bamsen78 (2409) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2013
Bottle @ You’ll Never Walk Alone in Kolding. Pours slightly hazy very dark brown with airy off-white head. Clear aroma of roast and malt with notes of caramel. Roasty flavour with notes of malt and grain. Bitter and roasty aftertaste. Nice, if watery and a trifle unbalanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MisoW (778) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 4, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark brown color, white head. Aroma is malty, roasted, hints of smoke. Taste is smoked, roasted, malty. Bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TET (1432) - FINLAND - JUL 12, 2013
A colabrown beer with an almost medium and beige head. The nose is strongly roasted, coffee, some sweetness, chocolate and chalk. Taste is balanced, strong roastiness with balanced lactose sweetness. Coffee, some herbs, dry chalk and hint of chocolate. Also some wood in the end. Light+ bodied, quite smooth and nice to drink. Quite strongly roasted, but balanced, also quite complex, the positive beer.

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