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Ridgeway
Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Smoked
South Stoke, England

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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Filtered. 5.8%.
To get a subtle smokiness we brew with Scottish peated whisky malt, English pale and roasted malts and boil only whole leaf goldings hops. Querkus is then patiently cold matured over pieces of old French oak barrels. The flavours from the toasted wood slowly seep into the beer; bottling only when we think it is right.

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3.5
UDBeernut (2883) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - FEB 19, 2012
Bottle from coldbrewky, no freshness info, poured into a pint glass.

Deep amber with tan on the edges, no head what so ever. Nose has nut, light smoke, caramel. Taste is wonderfully complex with the the same as the nose minus the nut, add flower. Mouth is medium bodied and creamy. Yum.


3.3
Sammy (12846) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 6, 2012
Chocolate and wood. Roast and chocolate aroma. Medium bodied porter, pours jet black with virtually no head. Good drinkability as soft carbonation, though the wood was not that well integrated and enjoyable. Understated roast. US version at 5.8%.

3.9
coldbrewky (1731) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - FEB 2, 2012
Art, Got a bottle of this with your name on it in my basement. Bright burnt sienna with consistent small spotty lacing on glass. Sloooooow carbonation but steady. No head. Nose of oak. Active quaffing brings this lighter bodied porter to life. Oak/peat/smoked malt/bacon/lager finish in order of appearance. Yeah.

3.1
sonnycheeba (6439) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 16, 2012
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a red tint and a light beige head; decent retention and lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, smoke, cinnamon, and cocoa. Flavor is dark fruit, chocolate, roasted malt, and finishes with a lingering dry, smoke taste. Full body with medium carbonation and warmth.

3.2
BeerandBlues2 (13870) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 8, 2012
Bottle. Pours brown with a large, frothy light tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is light smoke, medium oak, light toast malt, faint hops and light esters. Flavor is dark malt, light smoke and meat, faint esters, light hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Light body, low warmth and medium carbonation.

3.1
kramer (6908) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2012
Bottle. Pours a clear dark brown body with a one inch frothy light beige head that left lots of clingy lace. The nose is just lightly smokey with just a touch of oakiness. More dry graininess than anything, a light accent of leafy hops. The flavor is also very lightly smokey, with a surprising amount of oak for just being aged on chips. The Porter base is distinctly English, it’s rather dry and just slightly roasty with a touch of graininess and minimal bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a slight tannic bite on the finish enhanced by the bitterness from the hops. Overall, a pretty weak Smoked beer and a fairly forgettable Porter.

3.1
kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Name: Querkus Smoked Oaked Porter
Date: January 04, 2011
Mode: Bottle
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: opaque dark brown, fine tan head, sudsy lace
Aroma: sweet chocolate aroma, light chocolate, touch of smoke
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, dry with just a hint of caramel sweetness, earthy with a good dose of smoke, light roasted
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: ** /4

3.4
zach8270 (4021) - Henrietta, New York, USA - NOV 27, 2011
(bottle - 500 ml) Ruby/brown pour with a very thin tan head. Malty and chocolate aroma with a very nice smoke undertone. Peat and smoke at the start of the flavor with a bit of caramel and toffee sweetness coming up after. Slightly smoky finish and aftertaste.

3.5
wlajwl (7124) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 23, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2012 Aroma is chocolate, caramel/coffee, earth and a hint of smoke. The flavor is mildly peaty, chocolate, malts and a tart fruit finish.

3.5
scottw86 (1179) - Maryland, USA - NOV 5, 2011
Poured a very dark brown with a think off-white head. Aroma has lots of roasted malts with with some scotch and nuts. Taste is creamy with lots of burn flavors. Slightly watery. Some good smokey flavors too. Very nutty in the finish, with some vanilla and a touch of coffee. Overall a good smoked porter.


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