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Ridgeway
Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Porter
South Stoke, England

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RATINGS: 475   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93/5   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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2.9
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - DEC 16, 2004
Pours dark brown with NO head. Rather thin and very routine tasting. It is not worth the $4 a bottle

3
Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2004
I’m glad this wasn’t brewed in the U.S. With a name like this, I’m sure the label would’ve been really nasty. Whate’er - this poured a dark brown drink with a think white head that rapidly tranformed into a halo. It’s got a mild roasted malt aroma, somewhat sweet. The flavor is roast malt, chocolate, and maybe a touch of anise. It’s fairly watery in the mouth and has a clean finish. ho ho ho

3.1
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - DEC 13, 2004
0.5 l bottle. Clear brown, tan head. Fruity yet subtle aroma with a little touch of licorice. Thin palate. Malty carmel coffee flavor. Seems watery, and does not pick up as you drink it. Dry finish. Should have more flavor at 6%.

2.7
DocLock (11236) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2004
Not great, but much better tasting than Santa’s real ass. Pours dark brown with a big creamy white head. Aroma of malt, some toffee and chocoff, slight fruit. Tastes of malt, nuts, and slight fruit, with a discombobulated finish. I’d rather rim my wife’s ass than drink Santa’s Butt again.

2.9
JFGrind (2080) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2004
Is this a good beer or another imported beer with a gimmicky label and name? I put my preconceived opinion of Santa’s Butt aside before sampling. Porter poured dark brown with thin head. Slight fruit flavor, sweet malts, and a dry finish. Better porters and holidays ales out there cheaper than Santa’s Butt.

3
guzzler67 (1696) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 6, 2004
Dark brown with a small head. Muted roasted malt aroma with a hint of leather. Earthy flavor with a nod to chocolate and dry fruit. Faint sour taste on the back of the tongue. Short lived, dry finish.

2.8
rlgk (18843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 5, 2004
Black, not much head. Weak malty aroma. Flavor from licorice and vanilla. Weak and with a mild finish.

3
JPDIPSO (6317) - Wauwatosa, USA - DEC 4, 2004
Near black with a small tan shiny head. Straight forward aroma of toasted and roasted malts. HInts of coffee. Flavors of light cola, coffee, chocolate and mild caramel. Medium thickness. Just a light dark ale.

3
MilkmanDan (1942) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - DEC 4, 2004
Light brown. Nose is a combination of standard roasts and peppermint. Very spicy and minty flavor, like somebody mixed toothpaste in with a standard porter.

3
sloth (2970) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - DEC 4, 2004
Small light brown head, large bubbled, short lived with scant lace. A seriously black porter with a bit of brown edging. Faint malt nose, chocolate with a hint of roast. Med/light body. Chocolatey, cocoa flavors, caramel and maybe some coffe notes hidden in there also. Finishes dry and fast. Kewl label.


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