DrunkenWeasel (224) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 10, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours amber with little white head. Smells of light hops and floral but a weak smell. Smooth feel with slight yeasty and hop tatste but certaintly not a strong flavor. Gets more and more difficult to drink as time goes on. Decent but nothing special.
Tmoney99 (10544) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 10, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a copper color with a large off-white head that diminished slowly. Good roasted gainy malt aroma. Medium body. Soft roasted malt flavor witha short small bitter finish.
1FastSTi (3334) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 6, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours to a darker body than Bad Elf. It is glowing and has a medium thickness creamy white head. The aroma is doughy and very similar to Bad Elf. The flavor is much like the Bad Elf but introduces a toasted grain to it. I do like the flavor of this one better although they rate the same. The palate is a little thicker than Bad Elf. And yet, plain Jane. Not bad, simply not exciting.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2005
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Again, I’ll state that Ridgeway should pay as much attention to their beer as they do to clever labels and names. I will rate this the same as the Bad Elf and the Seriously Bad Elf because all fail to impress or satisfy. This pours deep amber with a foamy white head and goes downhill after that. Faint notes of dough, watery texture, and an insipid taste earmark this disaster.
jtw (1089) - farmington, Michigan, USA - DEC 2, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 mL bottle, pours clear amber with white foam on top. nicely bready and hoppy aroma, very balanced and slightly thin/alcoholic aroma. flavor is similar to the aroma profile, very balanced, but some oxidized cardboardy flavors leave a slightly off finish. i like it, and if it weren’t $5 a bottle i would certainly buy more - despite 7.5%, it’s quite sessionable.
Kevin (2069) - New Mexico, USA - NOV 30, 2005
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
tan copper pour with a thick cream head that shrinks away. aroma is off, latex glove, powder, and rough sour cherry. bitter almond flavor with some flat strawberry soda notes. finish is like sucking on a nickel. this is an unpleasant experience.
clifford0163 (93) - Maryland, USA - NOV 16, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
has a nice golden red color to it. has a little fruit flavor to it and fiishes smooth as well the elf was worth it
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - NOV 14, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
There is a light malty aroma with some hop background. The color is a rich golden with a tan head that is short lasting. The taste is slightly malty but with a bit of hop bitterness.
Dogbrick (7839) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 12, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sample from WFM. These holiday-gimmick beers always seem to be below average and this is no exception. Clear reddish amber with a thin off-white head and minimal lacing. The aroma is vaguely sweet malt and caramel. Medium bodied and a little watery with malt and fruit flavors. Some bitterness as well but it is distracting more than anything. The finish is metallic and lightly bitter. Not worth going back to.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - NOV 2, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a copper color with a white head. Aroma of sweet fruity malt. Mostly apple with a little spice and flower. Flavor is predominantly sweet malt with a light bitter finish.