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Ridgeway
Brewed at Hepworth

Style: English Strong Ale
South Stoke, England

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RATINGS: 388   WEIGHTED AVG: 3/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
"Is it just my imagination," queried old Santa, surveying the scene, "or is my Elf only getting worse and worse every year? What’s next? Seriously Bad Elf, I’ll wager. Mark my words."

This Very Bad Elf is one fine ale - rich, hardy, and flavorful, brewed to an original 1795 Thames Valley recipe, with a very special pale amber malt that is rarely used nowadays, and balanced by a modest addition of English Fuggle aroma hops. ’Ere’s to your elf!

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ozarkspops (368) - - DEC 29, 2012
Crystal clear golden pour. Medium light white head. Fuggle hop aroma. Flavor is very strong. Boozy. Malty with a slight balance with the hops. ---Rated via iPhone


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cgil68 (50) - - DEC 26, 2017
1 pint 9 ounce bottle pour at home Clear honey color and quickly dissipating white head Not much aroma Nice malt with bit of hop bitter and some alcohol heat ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
trex13 (2) - - DEC 26, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2017 Smågrumset, flot gylden, lille hvid top i glasset. Småperlende og knitrende kulsyre. Tæt på en ipa. Nydt på tom mave til duften af en kanelkage i ovnen. Dejlig bitter eftersmag. Datter på 14 får lille slat og siger ' fy for pokker det er den slags øl jeg hader'. Det er en very bad øl. Den er kun for 👬.

2.8
dstarnick (34) - - DEC 19, 2017
Strong flavor, 7.5, not bad taste, no bad after taste............................................. via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
thebighead (28) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 17, 2017
I love this beer for the Christmas season. Per the brewer: This Very Bad Elf is one fine ale - rich, hardy, and flavorful, brewed to an original 1795 Thames Valley recipe, with a very special pale amber malt that is rarely used nowadays, and balanced by a modest addition of English Fuggle aroma hops.

2.9
weihenweizen (4209) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - DEC 13, 2017
Refrigerated 0.5 L brown bottle poured into a cup. Deep golden with small white head. Aroma is malty, medium body, lower carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is malty and some cardboard.

2.7
Ktwse (5676) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2017
Pours cloudy golden with low white head. Aroma of malt, bread, citrus, light butterscotch. Taste is bitter, slightly buttery, bready finish. Light and smooth body with soft carbonation.

2.9
GregMooreNH (264) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 24, 2017
Pours light amber with substantial head. Aroma is caramel and sugar. Taste is toffee with a building bitterness. Aftertaste is slightly bitter. An OK winter beer.

4.1
nybol (2441) - DENMARK - JUL 14, 2017
En kraftig øl der har en stor maltet sødme. Jeg har fået den til ost hvilket den passer godt til da den tager den skarpe smag fra osten.

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brandon1989 (712) - Lewisville, Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2017
To be fair my bottle is a few years old 2-3. The beer pours a very hazy copper color with an extremely thin off white head that dissipated within a minute. The aroma is brown bread, alcohol, spices, some faint hints of caramel, and yeast. The flavor is caramel, brown bread, spices, some alcohol, and not much hop presence at all. The mouthfeel is medium. Not really a big fan of this beer.

3.3
blackisle (2892) - Amsterdam IJburg, NETHERLANDS - MAR 2, 2017
Bottle 50cl. poured into a pint glass. Clear pale amber, tall frothy off-white head, good retention and lacing; aroma toasted malts, caramel, yeast, spicy notes; taste light heavy sweet and medium bitter, malty, toffee, spices and herbs; sweetbitter aftertaste, malty, alcohol, herbal notes, very dry on the finish; medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation; decent strong ale.


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