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Ridgeway
Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
South Stoke, England

bottling
unknown

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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle conditioned: Seasonal.
"Winter Ale". Ridgeway produce two versions of Bad Elf "Winter Ale" - one at 4.5%, and the other at 6%. There is a separate listing for the 6%.

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2.6
adamnase (935) - Kronoby, FINLAND - DEC 13, 2017
50cl bottle from supermarket. Pours copper-coloured with an white head. flowery aroma, citrus and hoppy flavor. Quite good.

3
Nordcore (1663) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2017
Bottle 50 cl. Amber, clear with a medium offwhite head. Aroma of sweet malt, caramel and light hoppy. Medium bitter taste with a mild sweet malt end.

3.3
DraftDodger (1741) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2017
Copenhagen 7/8-2017. 50 cl bottle from Den Gamle Købmand (from his big basket of offers). Sneaky looking Christmas Elf with a mug of beer on the label. Pours hazy orange with small white head. Settles as very fine thin layer of foam covering the surface of the beer. Not much Christmas Seasonal over the aroma. Quite sweetish, fresh and fruity. Peach, pineapple and orange. A little fermentation. Light carbonation and slightly thick palate. Flavor is moderately sweet followed by quite strong bitterness. Aftertaste is bitter with dry finish. Pretty light and bitter Winter seasonal. A little too light maybe - but refreshing.

3.2
wlajwl (7125) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 15, 2017
Aroma and flavor is malts, stock Bitter yeast and a slightly spicy hop finish.

3.1
john44 (3429) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2017
Bottle. Light Amber Gold in colour. Fruity; citrus bitter grapefruit, some lemon. Spiced. Hoppy; grassy hops. Malty; sweet malts, caramel. Good fruit/hop/malt balance. Citrus fruity grassy hoppy and sweet malty. Dry finish. Drinkable.
(2011-04-04)

2.9
DocLock (11110) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2017
Hazy golden pour, white head. Some hops and pale malt in the nose. British bitter flavor, nothing terribly exciting here.

3.1
gegwilson (3806) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2016
Bottle as a Christ mas gift from Jenny and John. Cheers! Pours golden with a thin off white head. Mild grassy aroma. The taste is quite pleasantly bitter. Spicy with a little grass and a touch of citrus. Not very Christmassy, but fine.

3.1
LazyPyro (1681) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2016
500ml bottle, 4.5% version. Pours a clear golden amber colour with a small white head. Aroma: malty, caramel, toffee, fruit, mild herb/spice note. Taste: sweet malt, caramel, fruit, slight spice/pine, bitter finish. Medium body, soft-average carbonation. Nice enough beer but it doesn’t feel like a Winter/Christmas ale.

2.8
Nurmis (837) - Oulu, FINLAND - NOV 13, 2016
500ml bottle. Pours clear amber with medium sized white head. Caramel malts with some fruity and herbal hops. Soft mouthfeel. Average.

3
Finn (8267) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 13, 2015
Flaske 500ml - spandert av djoeye. Delt med ham og Rune. Gyldenbrun. Høyt kremaktig skum. Litt lacing. Forsiktig maltaroma med undertone av frukt. Smaken mandler. Lett syrlig avslutning.


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