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Ridgeway
Brewed at Hepworth

Style: English Strong Ale
Reading, England

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RATINGS: 236   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   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!



4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
liinis (1600) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 23, 2008
0.5l bottle. Starting to taste cold very nice and easy. warming up and gaining flavor, better and better. Small sips much better than big mouthfuls!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
obguthr (4085) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - DEC 25, 2010
Nice aroma of hay and honey with toffee and tea, quintessentially British. Hazy orange, thin head. Toffee and tea flavor, with a light mouthfeel that isn’t chewy. Grassy finish. Alcohol unnoticeable and seems quite quaffable. This style of beer doesn’t get rave reviews, but beers like this are very good once in awhile. Not super strong, heavy, or thick, but still very flavorful. Hit the spot very well.

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
robertjm (776) - Albany, California, USA - JAN 6, 2008
Pours dark orange color. EXTREME head. Very frothy. Almost got away from me while I was pouring into a pint glass! Citrus notes in flavor with hops on the palate in the aftertaste. No aroma to speak of. Good body. Not very heavy mouth feel, but also not thin either. After warming up slightly some malt comes out in the flavor proile. Perhaps a Crystal 60L? I seem to be on the high side for this beer’s rating compared to others. I guess I’m really enjoying this bottle. I’d buy it again it if weren’t $5/btl!!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Weefannybaws (106) - Paisley, SCOTLAND - DEC 28, 2012
Bottle for Christmas in N Ireland. A tasty, strong English ale. Fruit and toffee overtones. At 6%, I would only be able to drink a few of these per evening.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (4543) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 21, 2007
Pours light amber into an English pint. Fluffy white head with good retention leaves spot lacing as it recedes to coat surface. Caramel malt aromas. Crisp with sweet apple upfront and a lasting slight hop middle to a bittersweet finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 13, 2008
1pt.9oz bottle wife got me for Cristmas. Medium sweet malt aroma. Dark gold body with big foamy head that forms a halo on body thoughout beer. Chewy malts and cherry jucice flavor Smooth on the palate a good novaltiy beer, but also a good beer to drink.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gnoff (7979) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SaintMatty (5536) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2007
50cl bottle- Dark golden in colour with a white head. Hoppy, peachy aroma. The taste is mildly hoppy and bitter with a nicely balanced malt and hop aftertaste. Quite a good beer and very drinkable for the strength!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerBaboon (1615) - FINLAND - NOV 23, 2010
Copper colour. Aroma is hop, caramel malts, spices, toast and cream coffee. Cream coffee flavour with hoppiness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2011
Lovely Christmas beer which is not as flat as many other English ales. Amber color, good head. creamy caramel, toffee flavor.


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