Brewed at Hepworth

Style: English Strong Ale
Reading, England


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RATINGS: 231   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (6021) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Bottled, cler amber orange pour with soft creamy foam. Aroma is caramel and kumquat, flavor of metallic caramel, underripe fruit , grapefruit rind, bitter finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (8617) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2012
500 mL bottle from Beer Run. Pours a clear amber color with a large frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of caramel malts, tinny hops, faint raisin notes. The taste is caramel, toffee, citrus, raisin, faint hops. Medium bodied. Nice beer. Also, this beer’s 200th rating!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
pumpmaster (1139) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - AUG 25, 2012
500 ml bottle purchased at Total Wine Pembroke Pines, FL for $6.99 Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tone77 (256) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2012
Has a pretty caramel color. Smell is malty, bready. Taste is malts, nutty, caramel, some hops. Overall a pretty good beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
craftbeerdesign (2182) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 17, 2012
shared bottle. clear copper pour with a small off white head. biscuit, toffee, light fruit nose. med body with biscuit, sugar, caramel, toffee, light spice and a light bitterness. semi sweet finish with caramel, toffee and burnt grains.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jrodooo5 (1034) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - FEB 9, 2012
The aroma is quite nice. Kind of a blend between fruity & boozy but pretty pleasant. It pours a dark copper with a slight bit of red. It has a rapidly disappearing head that winds up leaving some thin lacing. I just wish the taste was as interesting as the aroma & look is. It hints at being a Belgian up front but that taste quickly fades & leaves a lot to be desired. It finishes dry & flavorless. Not well balanced. A disappointment.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (10460) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2012
Bottle conditioned, 500ml from Culham Post Office, Culham, Oxon. Orange amber with white head. Initial, tart, fritiness, a touch of sourness, this develops into caramel sweetness with a nutty sideshow. A touch syrupy, there is a toffee note too. Never really gets dry or hoppy for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Blairgus (2640) - California, USA - JAN 16, 2012
16 jan 2012, bottle. bright orange, clear, steady bubbles, thick foamy head. smells like a sickly sweet spiced christmas british ale. med body and fizzy. slightly bitter piney hops up front followed by by caramel malt and spices, maybe cinnamon and nutmeg? meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brenn79 (1545) - Idaho, USA - JAN 7, 2012
16.9 oz. beer- Pours hazy orange with a thin white head that reduces to a blanket. Aroma is Christmas spices, caramel malt. The taste is caramel malt, hops, cinnamon, semi bitter. The body is fairly thin, carbonation is soft. Overall pretty mediocre.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jow (2201) - New York, USA - JAN 1, 2012
Another christmas gift beet. Pours brown, with small white head. Tastes of cherry, cola, caramel, grains, and pepper. Kinda sweet but carbonated well.

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