Brewed at Hepworth

Style: English Strong Ale
South Stoke, England


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RATINGS: 242   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Bottle Conditioned, Seasonal;
Reindeer’s Revolt is one of a series of original Christmas beers brewed by Ridgeway for the USA, but also secretly available to other selected nations around the very edge of Europe where life... and good beer... is not always so serious!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sloth (2807) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - DEC 11, 2007
Small offwhite head that settles out quickly and ends up thin and wispy, lacing is spotty. Clear amber, copper hued brew. Light nose of fruit, peach and a bit of grainy malts. Body is med/light with a pleasent carbonation, a touch oily. Dry malt flavors, light woodiness, caramel, citrus notes and a gentle breadiness. Dry, lightly fruity finish. A neat little quaffer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gnoff (9569) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - DEC 11, 2007
(500 ml bottle at Haket, Göteborg) Clear copper color, tan head. Fresh fruity and hoppy scent, a bit grainy. Also sweet. Bitter taste, also sweet and fruity. Bitter aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thomat (3370) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 10, 2007
Amber with a small, off-white head. Malty and spicy tones. Fruit, malt, caramel and spices. Medium body with a slightly dry aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5359) - Newark, California, USA - DEC 9, 2007
This English Strong Ale pours a medium orange gold color. Medium sized white foamy head. Aroma is caramel, some sweetness with a touch of hops. Medium bodied English Strong Ale. The malts are caramel and semi-sweet. The hops are earthy and floral. Nice balance. Lots of caramel and sweet malt flavors. The citrusy aspect comes out after it warms a bit. Decent beer, a nice session ale. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Suttree (6075) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 9, 2007
Coppery orange, with a white head. Spicy, slightly fruity aroma. Flavor is surprisingly fruity and citrusy, with a noticable hop presence. Tasty and quaffable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - DEC 8, 2007
Bottle Amber body with a thick foamy head. Nose-bready, light cherry cough syrup, light raw dough. Taste-toffee, light chocolate powder, light strawberry, raw on the back end, unrefined, dry mouthfeel, sawdust, unpleasant rough raw mouthfeel. Not pleasant flavor. Yuck. Smoke, wood, mild char. Could not finish the whole bottle.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 7, 2007
In the bottle at the 2007 Crescent Moon Holiday Beer Tasting. Pours a perfect amber color with a nice off white and yellow-tinged head. Has a medium palate with a nice medium bodied roasted-ness. The hop bitterness is simple, but adequate. Has a bit of a chocolate finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 5, 2007
Bottle shared with Hogtown Harry and Blankboy, courtesy of Harry. Slight hops, mild grassy notes, some light malt and very slight skunk in aroma. Glowing orange, medium white head. Decent taste - sweet, fruit. Sub standard English Strong Ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nearbeer (4876) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 3, 2007
500 ml, bb F09. Clear amber with a medium-sized and lasting head. Faint biscuit and spicy fruit aroma is clean and inoffensive, if not particularly noteworthy. Well-balanced flavor is delicate mix of toasted nut, earthy-spiced apple, bitter green herbs, and dry wood. Palate is light medium and smooth, with nice dryness and tingle on the end. Decent session ale that could have its place.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blankboy (7216) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2007
Bottle (500ml) shared with HogTownHarry & tupalev -- courtesy of HogTownHarry. Pours a clear orange with a large lasting frothy white head. Aroma’s sweet and malty along with some hops, spices and oranges. Flavour’s malty but not as sweet along with some grain, a hint of fruit and some floral hops. Average bodied. Eh, not very exciting, it’s alright.

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