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Very Bad Elf - Ridgeway Brewing

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80
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238 Ratings
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Ratings: 238
Reviews: 156
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 13.47%


Brewed by:
Ridgeway Brewing visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Kookiekwan on 11-17-2004)
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tvv375ia

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 500ml bottle into imperial pint glass

A-clear copper with about a finger of head that leaves a little lacing as it fades

S-Carmel malt and some sweet fruits, apple, pear

T-not as good as the smell more bread and yeast than the smell and none of the fruit

M-good carbonation

O-I liked the smell, I wish more of that carried over into the flavors but a pretty good beer anyway

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2012 02:12:37 | More by tvv375ia
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Very Bad Elf from Ridgeway Brewing
80 out of 100 based on 238 ratings.