overall
46
13
style
Ridgeway
Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Barley Wine
South Stoke, England
Serve in Snifter

bottling
unknown

on tap
unknown

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 402   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 336   ABV: 11.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle conditioned, Special;
Imperial Red Ale
"My goodness", muttered Claus, recalling his visit to the Institute, "the restrictive outerwear, the padded room-even padded Christmas tree ornaments. Horrifying! Yet the little chap seems happier than hes ever been" Claus took a thoughtful sip of a most warming red ale. "Perhaps sanity is over-rated...Ho,Ho,Ho!"

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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - DEC 5, 2008
Bottle from the Binny-apostrophe-s in Orland Park, IL. The skinny white head atop this crystal clear amber ale is soon reduced to a slender ring around the glass. It has an aroma of buttery caramel and toffee, red cherries, and alcohol. Thick and creamy mouthfeel. The flavor is a more straight forward taste of sweet malt and alcohol with cherries and rock candy on the sides. Finishes on a boozy, warm note. Nice.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
wetherel (1875) - Cupertino, California, USA - DEC 1, 2008
Bottle from Bevmo. Well. At least it is over 10%. Tick! Deep orange color. Strong buttery melanoidin aroma. Very boozy aroma. Not too pleasant. Taste is sweet, boozy, unrefined and medicinal. Like a boozy cough syrup.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - NOV 30, 2008
11.2 oz bottle. Dark copper pour, very light for a barleywine. Rich, boozy, malty aroma. Very strong, rich and flavorful. Slightly sweet and tasty. Good brew and rating #100 for the beer, cool.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (8930) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 29, 2008
Bottle at the Bayou. Pours a very nice bright red color with a tiny white head. The nose is very nice; sweet caramel, candies and a whiff of alcohol. The flavor was also quite nice; sweet candies, dark and sweet candies cherries, and more sugars. More of a aperitif, but still enjoyable. Went down pretty easy for 11.2%. Good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 28, 2008
Pours a clear deep amber-red color with a big foamy head that fades slowly and leaves wet drippy lace. Sweet dark fruit and malt aroma, with a bit of spice, hoppiness and alcohol. Flavor starts sweet, fruity and caramely. Big spicy, hoppy and alcohol on the finish. Definately the best of the ’Bad Elf’ series.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
minch25 (577) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 28, 2008
Pours red/gold. Intense aroma - rye, carraway, barley. Excellent barley wine. Hoppy, sweet, mellow. Deep satisfying flavor. Perfect winter warmer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 27, 2008
12 oz bottle purchased at Market of Choice. Since this only set me back about 3 bucks the very least I can say is that it had a lot of bang for the buck! Definitely mislabeled on the bottle as an imperial red, though I wouldn’t say it’s a barley wine either, maybe an english strong. Very prominent alcohol flavor to this one, though it fades a little as you get further into the glass. Very nice caramel backdrop as well but a little too heavily malted for me. Not bad but just kind of average to my mind.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (9878) - Ursel, BELGIUM - NOV 27, 2008
Fine yellowish head, fast gone over clear darker copper-amber beer. Ureum and alcohol, almonds, cheap brandy, faint hops, wet dog; bit of a jumble. Sweet alcoholic taste, brandy cake with sugar & frangipane dressing, burnt bitter, lots of caramel. Chocolate retronasal. Sharp MF, lots of alcoholwarming, fizzy feeling. Definitely a bit over typically extra-strong British ale. It makes me think of a young Hardys ale, as from Eldridge Pope, but missing that ones complexity. <i> Big thanks to Darren! </i>

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (7512) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 18, 2008
An imperial red without a heavy red/amber look. Lots of malts. Sweet. But with a nice caramel kick there at the end. Better than I thought it would be given my lack of interest in English beers. Solid English ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - OCT 28, 2008
Bottle. Pours a mahogany body with a thin white head quickly diminishing to a lacing. Sweet malty light cherry aroma sugar and sweet. Sweet vinous, maple sweet sugar. Big etoh warming. Light caramel apple. Malty sweet.


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