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Ridgeway
Brewed at Hepworth

Style: English Strong Ale
South Stoke, England

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RATINGS: 382   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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4.7
erling1000 (791) - - DEC 20, 2014
An amber Special Reserve Ale with barley, rye, wheat, oat and with low head. Aroma is rich, malty, a little yeast, fresh, spicy, orange, toffee. Taste is bitter sweet.

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Pasijussi (8) - California, USA - DEC 29, 2012 does not count
500ml bottle from BevMo. Poured into an imperial pint glass that accommodates the entire bottle. Strong lacing. No aroma to speak of. Alcohol notes hit the taste buds right from the start but served cold it is a quafflable alternative to a stout. A great winter ale that does not feel like a meal. This is my favourite Ridgeway. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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nybol (2351) - 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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johndoughty (5543) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2007
Bottle. Very clear amber appearance. Full bodied with an unusual very distinctive spicy flavor’s fruitiness as well.It lacks the overpowering alcohol presence that beers of this strength usually have and is all the better for this. Excellent and highly recommended.

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Cavie (4805) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 8, 2009
Slightly smoother than the Bad Elf, which surprised me, as I thought it would be harsher.


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