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Ridgeway
Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Porter
South Stoke, England

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RATINGS: 473   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This special holiday porter is made for winter - rich and warming, the way they like it at the North Pole. It was inspired by this famous line from a well-loved children’s storybook:

"And Santa sat on his great butt, enjoying a hardy brew..."

In case you find that amusing, the brewer hastens to point out that in England, "butt" refers to a certain sized barrel, in fact, holding 108 Imperial gallons. Back in the day it was quite a normal thing for a brewery to put its beer up in a large butt for storage. Still snickering, eh? Get your mind out of the gutter, or Santa will be skipping your house entirely this year.

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3.1
Skinnyviking (9767) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2015
Bottle. Low but lasting fluffy white head. Clear amber body. Sweet caramel honey cocoa aroma and flavor with little hops bitterness, low carbonation and a long sweet finish.

3.3
dmctaster (104) - Florida, USA - NOV 13, 2015
Dark brown with tan head. Aroma of roasted barley oats. Taste is oats and bitter almost giving it an ESB undertone. Thin with with butt-barrel taste. Complements my turkey burgers

3.4
ken1 (2202) - DENMARK - MAR 12, 2015
Aroma: fruity sweet and full with roasted caramel. Flavour: fruity sweet with dark berries and caramel, slightly bitter and a creamy mouthfeel. Colour: dark reddish brown with a light brown head. From: voldby købmandsgård dec. 2014

4.3
BlindGuardianco (104) - - MAR 10, 2015
Very tasty porter, not too heavy but nice body, enjoyable coffee aftertaste without being too bitter, mid carbonation makes it very drinkable, will buy again

2.8
Plovmand (8683) - Grindsted, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2015
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a medium off white head. Toasted nutty aroma. Light roasted flavor with some nutty notes.

3.2
Stuu666 (15248) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours deep brown, nose is chocolate, roast malts, fruity, taste is similar.

3.3
ManVsBeer (11126) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2015
Bottle from Booths, Media City. Clear dark brown, no head. Has a nice, light roasted malt aroma and taste with its strength undistinguishable from its character. Has a gentle sweetness.

3.3
brandon1989 (712) - Lewisville, Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Pours a dark brown and ruby color with a small beige head. The aroma was mostly chocolate and roasted caramel. The taste was very similar with a light/medium mouth feel and also some coffee notes as well. This beer may be a novelty beer but it is definitely worth a try!

3
malrubius (3083) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - JAN 15, 2015
Novelty beer received as a gift. Brown with lasting head. Toasted caramel and bready aroma. Sweet toasted bready caramel and nuts and some fruit. Mild English bitterness. Lingering mild chocolate. Some cloy. Medium full body. Not very good but not as bad as I thought.

3.4
liquidhedonism (289) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - JAN 7, 2015
16.9 oz bottle. Aroma: malty, roasty, woody, and nutty, with hints of burned caramel, lactose, molasses, toffee, and bug spray. Taste/Palate: sweet and crisp; finishes astringent.


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