Brewed at Hepworth

Style: English Strong Ale
Reading, England


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RATINGS: 237   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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!

exadore's rating

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
exadore (92) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 17, 2008
Bottle. Poured the same boring color most of their other brews did, same two finger white head, too. Smells like vomit tastes. Tastes okay, maybe medium to light bodied beer. Not worth revisiting. Leave this to housewives buying this for their respective husbands come Christmas time.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BlindGuardianco (17) - - MAR 24, 2015
Not a bad beer but perhaps too light for an strong ale, similar to a malty beer with some hops and perhaps orange or spices notes.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tnkw01 (1264) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle. Very over priced for such a bad beer. Color was copper in color with a nice head. Aroma was pickled barley. Taste, straw, very bitter but the nasty kind of bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
onceblind (4965) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Slightly hazy dark copper with a big sticky sweet nose, toffee and fig pudding. Nice earthy and mellow sweet flavor with toffee and dry biscuit. Finished a bit watery with English toffee malt. Decent and sweet but not memorable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beergeek23322 (2589) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - DEC 22, 2014
11/7/2012. dark amber with a white head. Caramel, malt and dried fruit aromas. Citrus, malt, toffee flavors with a light bitter finish. A bit bland.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
FestDecBeet (361) - - DEC 4, 2014
Look: copper color. Bright white head. Kind of a cold haze. Smell: vinegar. Apples. Flowers. Taste: red Apple. Vinegar.bitter Feel: dry. Medium carbonation. Overall: very much an English style ale. With English flavor. First drank: home 12/4/14

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fidelis83 (2094) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Hazy dirty copper to amber pour with a two finger soapy off white head. Aroma is sweet tree fruit, floral and fruity hops, a little toast, toffee and spicy hops. Flavor is toast, light nutty notes, light toffee, and some spicy, citrus, earthy and tea-like hops. A little metallic in the finish. Light to medium body, with a slightly chewy, but crisp entry, medium sharp carbonation and dry, crisp finish. Pretty good overall, nothing to really stand out about it, solid, fairly clean, but flavorful.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
slowrunner77 (6336) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 17, 2014
"perfume like aroma a little off putting at first, but grew on me. Not a bad beer or a very good beer - a little on the boring side, as unfortunately most Ridgeway beers seem to be. Shared this one with a friend..."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheJestersBeer (2188) - SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2014
500ml bottle. Pours a medium amber, with a white head. Hoppy, floral aroma, caramel, soap,. Yeast, toffee, earth. Off-dry, medium body and bitterness, balanced CO2. Floral, malty, hoppy taste, toffee, dried apricots, caramel, grass. (2014-01-24)

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kidobutai (464) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Light brown cloudy appearance. Not much head or lacing. Slightly bitter, not much aroma, some hint of cinnamon.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike5326 (1067) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2014 Poured from a bottle. Slight haze golden color, small white head. Not much of an aroma. Very light body sweet malt flavor not much of a finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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