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Ridgeway Warm Welcome

Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Brown Ale
Reading, England


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RATINGS: 277   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Yeeow! Especially for the holidays, a brown ale with real attitude! The malts used to make Warm Welcome are roasted to give a hearty amber-brown color and a warm, rounded nutty taste. This fine ale is dedicated to all you curious brew-lovers out there who ever had serious questions about Santa’s supposed arrival by way of the chimney. (How does he do that, anyway?)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheJestersBeer (2034) - SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2014
500ml bottle. Pours a deep amber, with a white head. Malty, lightly roasted aroma, hops, chocolate, apricot, citrus. Off-dry, medium body and bitterness, balanced CO2. Malty, quite hoppy taste, caramel, light chocolate notes, orange peel. Quite enjoyable, but comes across as slightly watery for that ABV. (2014-01-24)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
abemorsten (2614) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - MAY 18, 2014
Bottle kindly preserved by the RBHD tasting party on Fridtjoffen. Clear copper colored body. Dried fruits and caramel on the nose. Sweet, light salty liquorice and a weak, stale bitterness that lasts and reveal faint stale nuts. Medium to full bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Holmen2 (682) - NORWAY - MAY 9, 2014
Clear amber. Caramel sweetness with some fruitiness in taste. Similar taste. OK balance. Slightly metallic.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Holmen1 (2302) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAY 9, 2014
Fra flaske på RBHD-treff ombord på Fridtjofen mai-14: lys farge for en brown ale? Bortsett fra litt aroma og smak av nøtter synes jeg dette minner mest om en golden ale. Slank kropp (ulikt julenissen) og med fin balanse. Hvis nissen hadde holdt seg til denne ville han ikke hatt problemer med å komme seg ned skorsteinen.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sigmund (4948) - Tau, NORWAY - MAY 9, 2014
Shared bottle at local tasting, from Voldby Købmandsgaard. Amber to reddish brown colour, moderate off-white head. Sweetish aroma, toffee and caramel. Toffee and nuts in the flavour, fairly dry, more distinct hops than expected.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnar (5129) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 9, 2014
Shared bottle at local tasting. Pours clear mahogany with a small thin head. Aroma of caramel, light roasted, furniture polish. Dry mouthfeel. Taste is light sweet, nutty malts, balanced by some easy roast and dry spices, lingering moderate bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
VastActiv (2623) - Oulu, FINLAND - APR 18, 2014
Bottle 0.5 at Gallow’s Bird, Espoo. Originally rated 17122011. Colour is clear copper with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Sweetness, some caramel, some hops and malts.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
SlackerMads (1429) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle. Clear golden, medium sized off white head. Spicy, soapy, perfumy, light grain, nuts, caramel, syrup. Medium body, medium sweet, light bitter, oily texture, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MF666 (246) - FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 11, 2014
Klar mørk gylden , god hvid skum, let duft sødlig, let maltet sødlig sag, udemærket mundfuld let vo2, let bitter eftersmag Free Føroyar!!!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kinz (3256) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Another surprise Christmas beer. Medium clear amber, a bit on the light side, faint orange, not much head and fades fast. Aroma initially a bit skunk, fortunately this faded, gave way to some berry notes. Slightly nutty forefront in the mouth (only when warm) gives way quickly to a fruity finish that strikes me as a mix of yeast and hop characteristics. Blueberry is ultimately the flavor that stood out the most, which frankly is a bit bizarre in a brown ale. Not bad, but had some flaws for my tastes.

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