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Ridgeway
Brewed at Hepworth

Style: English Strong Ale
Reading, England

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RATINGS: 315   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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"A Rather Serious English Double Ale"


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElCapitan22 (193) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2015
Pours a crystal clear gold color with no lacing at all. There is mild head retention, and is a decently attractive beer. Has an aroma similar to a Belgian beer, but with a distinctly high abv. Drinks very smooth, and is a bit sweet. Not the dry finish I was expecting. A nice drink, but not one I would typically seek out.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ken1 (1107) - DENMARK - JAN 8, 2015
Aroma: fruity sweet. Flavour: fruity sweet with notes of nuts and a bitter aftertaste. Colour: brown amber with an offwhite head.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
jamestulloch (1787) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 1, 2015
Bottle, gift from Andrew. Clear golden body with a thin white head. Low carbonation. No lacing. Aroma of grain, honey and metal. Flavour of cough syrup and alcoholic burn. Medium body with an oily texture. Soft fizz. Truly disgusting.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (8467) - Illinois, USA - DEC 25, 2014
500ml bottle. Actually a step up from the others in my opinoin. Boozy and sweet with sherry notes, fruits, and fruitcake.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ALLOVATE (2522) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 25, 2014
Cellar temperature and into a shallow chalice. Brilliant, burnished amber with what was honestky a single bubble to rise to atmosphere. Head is lofty off the pour but fades rapidly to a thin sheet of white with good lace. Aroma is floral, perfumy, zesty and full of fruity, vinous notes with a heated, boozy kick. Similar to the aroma is the palate. Dominantly floral with a pronounced rose water note. Quite heated with medicinal notes in the warming finish. Lasting perfume. Light, straw malts, a hint of lemon and honey. Easily quaffable but plain weird to the palate. Not seriously bad, not good!! (50cL, no date stamp, The Liquor Shed, Jandakot)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
erling1000 (200) - - DEC 20, 2014
A light amber, strong English Double Ale with high white head and with barley, rye, wheat and oats. Aroma is malty, a bit yeasty, vineous. Taste is sweet and light bitter.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1424) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2014
Bottle 500ml from Favourite Beers. Clear golden colour with a white head. Aroma has malt, lots of alcohol and some dried fruits. Taste is sweet and a touch bitter with an strong alcohol finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
slowrunner77 (6336) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 17, 2014
"lighter in color than reindeers revolt, but more alcoholic. nose is sweet, bready and some corn with faint hops. flavor similar with a little grass. nothing really stands out here at all but the abv."

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheJestersBeer (2188) - SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2014
500ml bottle. Pours a medium gold, with a white head. Malty, spicy aroma, dried fruit, caramel, yeast, lightly phenolic, earth, citrus. Off-dry, medium to full bodied, mid bitterness, crea,y CO2. Malty, caramelly, slightly sugary taste, hops, citrus, yeast, floral notes, bubblegum. The alcohol is very evident in the finish, almost burning. (2014-01-24)

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
VastActiv (3363) - Oulu, FINLAND - APR 18, 2014
Bottle 0.5l at Gallow’s Bird, Espoo. Originally rated 26112011. Colour is clear orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Caramel, sweetness and malts.


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