Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Brown Ale
Reading, England


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RATINGS: 283   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   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?)

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
exadore (92) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 17, 2008
Bottle. Poured a dirty straw color, with a two finger, creamy white head. Very nutty aroma. Body is light and finishes thin, almost smooth, but not quite. Probably the best of the gimmicky Ridgecrest holiday beers, it gets my vote, anyway.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
onceblind (4623) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 25, 2014
2012 bottle. Dark hazy copper with a general caramel and dusty nutty nose. Full body though with a boring flavor of general biscuity toast and very light caramalt tones. Light nuttiness and a finish of toasted English muffin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ronaldtheriot (1338) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - DEC 23, 2014
Ridgeway Warm Welcome has a medium, cream-colored head, a chestnut brown, semi-clear appearance, and some lacing left behind. The aroma is a nice combination of dark sugar, toasted malt, grain, and bread crust. Taste is similar, with a mellow, mild hop bitterness at the end. Mouthfeel is medium, and Ridgeway Warm Welcome finishes crisp, refreshing, and very easy going for a 6% beer. RJT

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
J_man (734) - Tustin, California, USA - DEC 11, 2014
Nice bready, woody, toasty aroma from a crystal clear copper/amber body with a thick eggshell head. More wood and roasted malt in the flavor with a nice dark caramel sweetness and nuttiness. Medium bodied and slightly creamy, but somehow a bit watery. A good, well made English brown ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1048) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2014
500ml bottle from Favourite beer. Clear Amber colour with thin ran head. Aroma has malt and caramel. Taste is caramel and spice.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
Rafasp (9) - CHILE - SEP 17, 2014 does not count
Espuma casi nada. El color caramelo nada especial. Cierto aroma que se presenta en cervezas caseras malas. Sabor "no bueno" medio astringente. Medio como grasoso. Algo de especias pero poco. No me gusto parece cerveza casera mal echa. Quizás me toco una mala botella. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bulk_Carrier (2271) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUL 29, 2014
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a mug. The appearance was a dark hazy brown color with a one finger off white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. Nice foamy speckled lacing lingers at a nice pace down the sides of the glass. The aroma smelled like Christmas as there was a nice multitude of ginger, allspice, cinnamon, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, light marshmallow, vanilla, light pumpkin all combined wonderfully in a very inviting sort of way. The taste followed the nose with the chocolates really coming out on top. On the palate, this one sat right about a medium in body. Sessionable? Not really, as I found myself sipping this more. The carbonation was extremely smooth but not watery. Overall, wow, I’ve always loved this brown ale as an early winter beer (Christmas), I look forward to the holidays whenever I think of this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheJestersBeer (2138) - 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 (2916) - 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 (1232) - 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 (2790) - 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.

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