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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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4.9
Chontoman (1) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2013 does not count
One of my all time favourites. Strong but extremely pleasant smoked aroma. Layers of flavour that develop with each stage of the tasting and a fantastic after-taste. You can definitely taste the care that was taken maturing the smoky flavours.

4.1
Savvy1982 (1706) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 8, 2011
Bottle at home, out of my Maudite glass. Brought back from a buying trip to Montana about a month ago. Pours a very clear dark brown, a very odd colour, perfectly clear, yet dark enough to be opaque - seemingly the perfect Porter color. Head is 1 finger thick at its peak, and is reasonably persistent. Lacing is average. Nose is wonderfully smoky and bacony, along with some light roast and milk chocolate notes. Flavours of smoky bacon, milk chocolate, nice roast, rather bacony, oak notes are not readily apparent, though there is a bit of vanilla to be had. Overall, a wonderful, thoroughly enjoyable brew, and in my opinion one that is too little recognized around these parts.

4.1
Patrickctenchi (6750) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 16, 2014
Bottle:
Pours nearly black with a short tan head.
Smoky coffee, peat, chocolate aroma.
Taste is lightly smoked, roast coffee, chocolate malt.
Very light and tasty....
Understated smokiness.
Drinks like a very, very good porter.

4.1
ContemplateBeer (2097) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 20, 2014
Aroma: Roast is most apparent, but a touch of peat is in there; oak is a little more obvious as the beer warms; chocolate is more implicit than anything. Appearance: Very dark brown/near black pour with a foamy tan head that settles into an ever-present skin. Flavor: Oak is more apparent; vanilla sits at the edge of the roasted malts; chocolate is, again, more implicit; peat finally shows along with a little tea leaf toward the finish. Palate: Light body, oily texture, flat carbonation, lingering finish. Overall: A gently complex beer, really very lovely.

4
DanielBrown (4549) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2013
Bottle from Sainsburys, via GURD. Rather delicious. Lovely blend of sweet smoke and gentle roast. Sweet balance. Some soy sauce. Really nice.

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HampshirePhil (254) - Portsmouth/London, Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2015
330 ml Bottle - Smooth Thick taste on the palate, with smokey barrel aged aromas like coffee.


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