overall
47
13
style
Ridgeway
Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Barley Wine
South Stoke, England
Serve in Snifter

bottled
available

on tap
unknown

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 397   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   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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3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (12626) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 10, 2011
Bottle. Pours a clear copper with paperthin off white head leaving spotty lacing along the glass. The aroma is a bready malt and caramel. Thin mouthfeel with a pine and raisin malt. Hides the alcohol very well making it easy to drink. A very good barleywine from Ridgeway.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (12479) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 6, 2009
Bottle. Pours clear light red with a small, rocky, white head, mostly diminishing with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (toasted grain, straw, caramel), average hops (flowers), average yeast (dough) with notes of dates, plum, and candied apples. Medium bodied, oily texture, soft carbonation, and an astringent finish. Average duration, moderate sweetness, acidity, and bitterness.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcwattsrugger (12298) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 22, 2008
12oz bottle-pours a foamy light tan head and copper/orange color. Aroma is light malt/grain-light caramel, metallic. Taste is syrupy/slick and alcohol up front, moves to light malt/grain-light caramel, metallic hops, some cherry. OK carbonation. Somewhat unusual. Occasional.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (12274) - Kolding, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2009
Bottle. [thank you, Sren]
Pours clear brownish copper with an impressive, staying, yellowish head. Aroma is sweet, some caramel and sugar. Medium carbonation, fat and oily mouthfeel. Flavour is sweet, vinious, light metallic, softly alcoholic. Fine caramel balanced by the alcohol and a slight dose of flowery hops. Warms nicely.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kermis (12040) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 30, 2015
Bottle sampled at THT. Pours clear dark golden with a small white head. Aroma of caramel, malt, toffee and a touch of overripe dark fruit. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light moderate bitter. Medium bodied with light carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (11819) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2014
33cl bottle. 2013 vintage. Seems like basically a barleywine ale. Deep amber pour, sweet caramel notes, hint of hop spice, hot and boozy even with age. VEry sweet and sugary. Its okay.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (11684) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours deep amber, nose is fruity, caramel, nutty, taste is similar, quite boozy.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rune (11653) - Troms, NORWAY - DEC 27, 2010
330ml bottle, bb: 04.11.20, by the courtesy of Finn. Off-white, bubbly head with short retention. Bright, golden-brown body, maybe with a red glint. Rather faint aroma of apricot and brown sugar. Dried fruits, honey syrup and sweet malts in flavour indication of cloying sweetness. Notes of metallic alcohol. One-dimensional. Ok slow sipper without greater enjoyments (Troms, 26.12.2010).

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (11516) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 20, 2013
Very xmassy spice, big nose. A fuller mouthfeel for a cask, Cask Days 2013. A sipper really. Change of pace but dangerously high abv.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Meilby (11111) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle 330ml @ Geokkjer
Pours clear deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, alcohol, grain and floral. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and light bitter. with a long warm and caramel finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.


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