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Ridgeway Querkus (4.5%)

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Ridgeway
Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Smoked
Reading, England

bottled
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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Bottle: Filtered
4.5%
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.


2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jpkeskinen (252) - FINLAND - NOV 20, 2014
Drank from a bottle. The beer has a smoky flavour but it is also a bit watery. With a bit stronger flavours the beer would be great!

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
pivnizub (9000) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - OCT 28, 2014
Bouteille:Deep ruby amber coloured with a quite stable off-white head, a bit unclear; fruity - astonishingly citrussy - nose with faint traces of caramel and of more roasted than smoked malt, dried berries detectable, too;mild bitter-sweet flavour, pretty light bodied; mild smoky-malty traces in the fruity finish. This "oak" is pretty unharmonic…

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Muggus69 (1260) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - SEP 9, 2014
500mL bottle BB 12 06 14 Pours a moderately deep ruby body, with a creamy beige head. Subtle aroma of toasted nut, cocoa-y roasted grains, with a touch of earthy smoke character, but not much. Medium body, restrained creamy, almost cask-like carbonation & mouthfeel. More toasted nutty malt character on the body, seems to be the dominant flavour, with some charred meaty roast character, earthy hop leafiness, and faintest of drying Whiskey-like smokiness. Moderate bitterness, dry finish. Not a bad drop really, but the whole smoked & oak aged thing is what drew me in, and it’s just a bit underdone - could easily be overlooked.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Pink_152 (942) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2014
500ml bottle. Clear, deep mahogany colour with a beige head. Roast-malty aroma with peat liquorice, and chocolate. Moderately sweet taste with roasted bitterness. The smoke is subtle.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerSkull (1309) - 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".

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Migmar (251) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MoritzF (8590) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (8082) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Idiosynkrasie (4020) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
solidfunk (4320) - 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.


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