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Ridgeway
Brewed at Hepworth

Style: English Strong Ale
South Stoke, England

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RATINGS: 490   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle conditioned; Seasonal - Winter. Has also been seen on cask occasionally.
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 4.5% version.
Olde England meets the New World in this strong, warming golden ale, brewed by Peter Scholey. Master brewer for the late and much-lamented Brakspear Brewery of Henley-on-Thames, England, Peter started his own brewing operations in 2003. Bad Elf is a hop-lovers dream, balancing a generous amount of famous English malt with an astounding 45 ounces of fresh hops including American Cascade per barrel.

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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harbuck76 (134) - El Cajon, California, USA - DEC 13, 2009
had this many times over the years. pours a hazy amber with small white head. English bitter with spices. slight lemon aroma .


2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
snoworsummer (5159) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2017
From a bottle. Pours clear copper brown with a fizzy off white head. Tastes like doughy malt, corn, dried fruits, and booze. Smells like doughy malt, corn, dried fruits, and light booze.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
sonnycheeba (5485) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2017
Bottle. Pours clear copper. Aroma and flavor are bready and caramel malts, fruit cake, faint booze, faint floral notes, and a slightly watery finish. Medium body.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Faathoven (62) - Barcellona P.G., ITALY - DEC 29, 2016
Pours golden colour with two fingers white head. Aroma of malts, bread, honey, grass, hay. hops. The flavour is full of bready malts and honey with a hoppy finish. Medium body and carbonation. Quite drinkable. Pretty decent beer but not for the winter whatsoever.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nybol (1662) - DENMARK - DEC 24, 2016
En fyldig mrk julel, med smag af ristede malt. Fin smag fra den l. god til julen.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
altonbrownd (5898) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - NOV 14, 2016
Bottle from World Market, Friendship Heights. Dark amber body with medium head. Nose is caramel, malts, honey, barley, spices. Taste is similar of malts, caramel, spices and then gets hoppier, and crisper. Bitter in the finish. Pretty good.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
katrinaez (1616) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2016
Not bad. Not a wintry ale as such, but has a nice sweet aroma and taste to it. Lightly spiced, and some hops. Scent is fruit cake, apricot and candied plum. Dark yellow color.bottle

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnstone (2807) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 9, 2016
Clear copper with sudsy white head. Earthy yet light hop character and light bodied but with a slightly unpleasant alcohol character. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
donandres (437) - , Washington, USA - JAN 10, 2016
From 50 cL bottle to wine glass Appearance: Copper pinkish color close to rose, minimal head, some lacing Aroma: not a lot Taste: Taste no really good Mouthfeel: fizzy Overall: No a really good beer, sour aftertaste, reminds me of Heineken. Not dark, which is usually expected of winter ales

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Fwamps (14) - - DEC 29, 2015
A bit bland for a winter ale lacking The spices for a winter and not hoppy enough to get any hop lover excited ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Baramba (1038) - ITALY - DEC 18, 2015
On tap. Light amber with thin beige head. Malt aroma, with grassy notes. Sweet malt flavour with hoppy bitterness. Dry finish


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