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Ringwood Fortyniner - Ringwood Brewery

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Ringwood FortyninerRingwood Fortyniner

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29 Ratings
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Ratings: 29
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 16.01%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ringwood Brewery visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rastaman on 09-18-2003)
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Reviews by IchLiebeBier:
Photo of IchLiebeBier
2.75/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Appearance: Orangish bronze; small head, good lacing

Aroma: Malty; bready; slightly hoppy; light dried fruit

Taste: Thin and malty on start; puckery in the middle with a dry, hoppy finish; too thin; not complex at all

Remarks: Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

IchLiebeBier, Jun 15, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.05/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A 500ml bottle with a BB of Feb 2012, so it's just out of date.

Poured into a Sam Smith's pint glass. A golden-amber colour with faint haze and good carbonation. Forms a small head of white foam that disappears rapidly. Aroma of subtle caramel malt with a dominant note of stewed leaves and a whiff of fruity yeast.

Tastes of caramel malt with a harsh, dry bitterness. Hints of grain, caramel and earthy yeast, followed by a stewed leaf character. Rather dry. No hop aroma to be found. Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly, with considerable astringency. Dries the palate. A harsh stewed leaf aftertaste.

Meh - not great. I simply don't like the overcooked hop bitterness - it reminds me of tea that's been stewing in the pot for too long. Aside from that, this is just another bog standard ale. Nothing to get excited over; give it a miss.

jazzyjeff13, Mar 15, 2012
Photo of dwren89
3.21/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: golden amber with white fluffy head, great clarity

Aroma: dark fruitiness, subdued caramel character, earthy and slightly floral hop character

Taste: Moderate caramel character at first with a dark fruitiness that washes over the palate next, finishes with a nice bitter tinge of earthiness and a hint of floral hops.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium-low carbonation, medium body

Overall Impression: A solid English Pale Ale that incorporates all the usual stylistic ingredients-- caramel and fruity malt character, earthy and floral hop, bitter finish, clean yeast. Well balanced and a good beer to drink. Good not great.

dwren89, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of rastaman
2.48/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Maybe i was in a really harsh rating mood, or maybe it was because i had it from the bottle, but this bored the hell out of me. Sticky and soggy mouthfeel. Some sweet malt at first, but it dries out quite a bit. Has some decent tangy citrusy hops. Medium length on the finish. A touch boring.

rastaman, Sep 18, 2003
Photo of intoxabroad
2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

intoxabroad, May 14, 2014
Photo of joshkennedy
2.55/5  rDev -23%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Beer pours cloudy with lots of carbonation. The light reddish-brown color is reminiscent of Lipton tea steeped for a long time. I saw virtually no head.

Beer smells musky, wheaty, and of old fruit or vegetables.

There's intense, biting hops at the first taste. Carbonation disappears quickly.

The beer has a watery, hoppy and almost moldy mouthfeel.

Incredibly weak, watery finish.

joshkennedy, Dec 08, 2010
Photo of BlackHaddock
3.38/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Hand-pulled half-pint in The Wheatsheaf at Chetwyn Aston on 11th Jan 2014 during a CAMRA road trip.

Good solid golden body with a full white crown of foaming bubbles.

The aroma was a pleasant blend of malt molasses: fruity and semi-sweet caramel esters being the main smells.

The taste was also malty and fruity, with very little hop evidence throughout: a mild citrus feel however does appear as the beer warmed in the glass.

Medium body depth that carries the flavours and alcohol easily: decent, without setting the world alight.

BlackHaddock, Jan 12, 2014
Photo of vinicole
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

vinicole, Dec 27, 2013
Photo of EmperorBevis
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

EmperorBevis, Nov 01, 2013
Photo of GreenCard
3.85/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance: light brown/gold, slight haze, frothy layer of off-white suds, good head retention

Aroma: dry lagery malt, appley hops, hint of caramel

Flavor: light malt sweetness with a nice crisp backbone, slightly fruity hops (passion fruit), finishes dryish with a mellow bitterness in the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: medium-light body, fine carbonation, crisp texture

Other comments: This beer is a breath of fresh air! Very fresh and very drinkable. Immensely enjoyable!

GreenCard, Jan 18, 2006
Photo of jmtpi
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

jmtpi, Nov 18, 2012
Photo of Don71
4.75/5  rDev +43.5%

Don71, Oct 16, 2013
Photo of MEP
4/5  rDev +20.8%

MEP, Jun 17, 2012
Photo of MisledTitan
4.25/5  rDev +28.4%

MisledTitan, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of seanyfo
3.53/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pint served by handpump at local wetherspoons in imperial pint glass.

A- Lager golden blonde, with a solid creamy white head, producing good lacing.

S- Some grassy notes ,a little syrupy sweetness, some grain and biscuity malt.

T- lightly malty sweet with a faint floral hoppy finish which although subtle in flavour is nicely balanced.

M- Light and creamy.

D- Easy to drink subtle flavoured sessionable brew, perhaps a little more hop profile would make it more refreshing, but still pleasant enough

seanyfo, Jul 20, 2008
Photo of Doiv
3.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a coppery golden colour, with a head that quickly subsides.
The aroma is pretty nondescript, the odd hit of citrussy tones.

The mouthfeel is smooth, silky and slightly heavy with some dryness, but not a particularly phenomenal flavour - is slightly citrussy but otherwise not great.

It is, however, very drinkable and would probably make one of the best session beers I know. Not remarkable but very agreeable.

Doiv, Mar 24, 2004
Photo of bark
3.43/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The colour is deep red-amber, the liquid clear. The finger thick head is pale redish.

The weak smell is sweet with some fine notes of English hops and a touch of butter.

The taste is quite light and fresh with a good measure of bitterness. Toffee and nuts with sweetness in the background. The aftertaste is bitter with some coffee whitener and dried apricots.

The carbonation is mild, the small bubbles soft. The liquid is mid-smooth.

This bottle was presented to me as an English bitter, but I thought the bitterness was more in the pale ale range. And as a pale ale, this is a good example of the style.

bark, Jun 14, 2009
Photo of jonb5
3.58/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Half litre bottle, poured into pint glass. Pale bronze, clear, one finger head, great retention + lacing. Aroma maris otter, vanila, some hop content. Tasted roasted malt, cranberry, wheaty finish. Thick body, well carbonated, coarse edge. Overall pasable, seems to fall between styles, is it an Engllish Pale Ale or ESB?

jonb5, May 15, 2013
Photo of StJamesGate
3.33/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

On cask at WJ Kavanagh, Dublin.

Creamy off white sparkler head over dark gold.
Wet, musty grain nose.
Sour grain, lots of appley esters and some stale grassy hop notes.
Crackery finish and grainy end.
Lt-med, round, slight chew.

Just plain poor. Lots of esters - Ringwood yeast redux. The distributor was sitting at the bar, so I'm inclined not to blame the condition. Dumbed down (by Marston's), hopless, missing snap and all around dull.

StJamesGate, Jul 18, 2013
Photo of VitorDamasceno
3.36/5  rDev +1.5%

VitorDamasceno, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of BDTyre
3.83/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice pale ale from the cask. Very little head. Golden-colour with copper hues to it. Bready, slightly fruity malt smell and a bit of hop citrus notes.

Well balanced malty taste. I can pick up toffee, bread crust and a bit of yeast. There are some citrus flavours from the hops.

Good session beer, but mine was served a little bit cold.

BDTyre, Feb 06, 2010
Photo of atrain97
3/5  rDev -9.4%

atrain97, Jan 26, 2013
Photo of Mr_Pink_152
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Mr_Pink_152, Jan 05, 2014
Photo of Mariozi
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Mariozi, Jul 01, 2014
Photo of stcules
2.75/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Orange color, quite dark, almost coppered. Scarce head, ale-style.
Fruity smell, orange marmalade, a light caramel malt. Ginger?
The taste is on the fruity again, but there is also a decent bitterness, grassy.
Quite long, not too strong, but quite persistent and honeyed.
Aftertaste: good bitterness, grassy. Again a light spiciness (pepper), but something else, maybe orange peel.

stcules, Jun 27, 2006
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Ringwood Fortyniner from Ringwood Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.