Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
South Stoke, England


on tap


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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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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martinrumsam (572) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2012
Bottle. Hazy amber. Thin white head aroma a mixture of fruit cabbage bad eggs. Taste is sweetish to start then some maltiness with light bitter finish Mouthfeel is watery. Not very joined up and unremarkable. Not really a winter ale ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Nilz (524) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 10, 2012
Bottle pours a slightly hazy reddish gold with an ephemeral head. Aroma was hops and hay. Taste had light sweetness and a finishing mild bitter, some hay. Quite pleasant. What is a Winter Ale? Is it as light and mild tasting as this? I see there is a 6%, is that the real deal? Thought this is not at all bad.

berkshirejohn (6758) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2012
50cl bottle from the Sainsbury’s Beer Hunt range. A slightly hazy amber pour with a white head; muted fruity aroma; medium body with some fruity malts; and a gentle caramel finish. Not very exciting.

rauchbier (3949) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2012
Bottle, from Sainsburys Lincoln. Gold, thin shortlived white head and gentle condition. Vague sulphur and a touch of fruitiness initially in the nose before a hoppy note develops, quite dry in the mouth with a background vegetable note and a quite delicate tingle of hop bitterness which lingers into the finish unopposed.

ianwelby (1566) - SCOTLAND - SEP 27, 2012
A slightly cloudy golden colour, this one is faintly floral in smell and taste with a bitter edge.

Martin243 (1245) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2012
500ml bottle from Sainsburys, Amber gold with a thin white head. Little aroma, and a strange medicinal/stale biscuit flavour. Didn’t develop into anything. Tried hard to find a redeeming feature, but failed.

tommann (4022) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2012
500ml bottle. Pours orange with a thin head. Aroma is citrus and orange squash. Taste is bready to start with a citrus finish with some orange on the aftertaste. Not very Christmasy though.

harrisoni (19529) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2012
500ml bottle from Sainsburys Ashford. Bizarrely I’ve never had this. At the East London Camra winter beer festival they have a multitulled of these badly punned beers. Oh, Pigs Ear BF, that’s it. Sliightly hazy orange gold colour with thin lasting off white head. Slight rubber from a not quite right beer. It’s just not very interesting. Very thin on flavour. Bit dull and rubbery. Some orange fruit. But the rubber wins through. Eeeeek.

Beerheart65 (1503) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 17, 2012
Aroma has grass, citrus, pine, bit caramel. Quite good. Taste is fresh, crisp, long and dry, medium body. This one has a bite to such extent that I did not find it to have much Christmas spirit. Ok beer anyway.

gam (4135) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 3, 2012
Large frothy head misty amber pourt medium strong carbonation aromas doughy fruity flavours citrus bitter some lemon and grapefruit good bitter yeast is doughy some toffee the finish main aftertastes toffee doughy taste citrus lasting bitter average ale

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