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Ridgeway Reindeer Droppings (6.0%)

Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Amber Ale
Reading, England


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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Falling from the sky like bombs of flavour come the Reindeer Droppings! Each one is sweet like California raisins, but bitter and pungent like a freshly peeled grapefruit, lip-smackingly tasty... then "pow!" it’s gone. How did that happen?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tnkw01 (1183) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 18, 2014
Bottle. Color is more gold than amber. Does have a very light amber tinge. Really nice head. Aroma is fruity straw. Taste is sweet upfront with a hoppy bite finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
radagast83 (5053) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 18, 2014
Draft. Poured a light, amber color with a very small white head. Aroma was notes of sweet alcohol. Bland, sweet alcohol. Boring, some astringent notes. Tragic.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FestDecBeet (227) - - NOV 30, 2014
Look: pours a light Amber. Bright white head. Very clear. Smell: Apple cider. Vinegar. Light fruits. White grapes. Taste: fruity. Minimal citrus but it is there. White wine. Bitter Feel: dry. Leaves a thin film on the mouth. Medium carbonation. Overall: ok beer. Like it better than the other xmas beers from them. Just not my style of beer. But still good. First drank: home 11/30/14

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rocbyter (1908) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - NOV 7, 2014
Mild sweet malt and earthy tones. Cloudy golden color with a small white head. Light sweet beginning with a moderate malt bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finhead (1215) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Clear, light amber pour with a small, white head. The aroma has mild citrus with some faint caramel. It has a light body with average carbonation. The taste is mildly bittersweet with a quick finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
djd07 (3879) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Bottle as shown. Pours a clear gold with a small frothy off white head that lasts. The aroma is strong pine and grapefruit. Medium mouthfeel with light resin, grapefruit and nice light bitter finish. Good

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
SilverfoX (408) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2014
floral, grass, earthy, leaves aromas from an amber body with the tiniest of white heads, medium sweetness, faint orange tang is the only flavour i can pick up with maybe a hint of spice in the finish. alright but dont think ill get it again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
wildbeercat (353) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 15, 2014
500ml bottle into a shaker glass; served cold. Aroma: This beer has hints of vanilla, citrus, grass, and pastries. This beer’s aroma is moderately intense. Appearance: This beer has a clear, amber body with no head. This beer leaves behind light to no lacing. Taste: This beer is mildly flavored; it has grassy hop notes as well as sweet, bread-y malts. Palate: This beer is has a light+ body, and a moderately long finish that ends on light bitterness. Overall: A decent holiday beer, but if it were year-round, I doubt that I’d buy it regularly. The flavors are decent, but nothing especially stands out about this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Karol (664) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 31, 2013
Bottled. Bought at a beer specialty store here in Bratislava. One word: great! definitely a great English amber ale. Very bitter, hoppy and a tone of dark chocolate in the finish, which is the most dominant part, where all the characteristics of this ale are unleashed. The aroma is quite low, does not promise anything, there is some malt and the raisins, but that is all. The color however is beautiful! Copper brown and clear. The hoppy aftertaste last quite long on the mouth. Overall an excellent brew in my opinion in its price and quality category.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
J_man (734) - Tustin, California, USA - DEC 4, 2013
Clean, lager-like malt aroma. Crystal clear medium yellow with a white head. The lager quality carries into the taste and then finally gets a little more earthy with a good English ale taste. Some fairly strong Noble hop bitterness kicks in and balances out the light caramel sweetness really well. Finishes dry, bitter and sweet all at the same time. This gets better with every sip and as it warms. Good English ale with a nice hoppy bite.

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