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Santa's Butt - Ridgeway Brewing

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373 Ratings
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Ratings: 373
Reviews: 259
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 14.37%


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

Style | ABV
English Porter |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ybnorml on 11-25-2004)
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Reviews by longarm:
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longarm

Maryland

4.05/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

First of all...great bottle label: Long live the first amendment! Hopefully the "authorities" in New York pull their heads out of their asses and worry about more important issues.

Appearance: Very little to no carbonation. In and of itself not a a big deal.

Aroma: Roasted malt with a small bit of cocoa aroma. I just reviewed "Lump of Coal" from this brewery last night, and it has nearly the same aroma with less spice or cherry character. Aromatically it seems like a stripped-down version of "Lump of Coal", in that it's not quite as complex. Less hops shine through as well than "Lump...".

Flavor: My first taste almost made my knees buckle. The second and third sips reveal a surprising and nicely balanced beer. Nothing overwhelming here, but still a solid interpretation of the style. A little hops nicely creep-in, but these fade quickly on the finish. This is one of those beers where understated flavors blend well to form an easy drinking beer with enough flavor to keep things interesting.

Mouthfeel: Awesome....crisp, clean, enough of an aftertaste to seduce multiple sips. "Tops" in this category.

Drinkability: This is truly a fine beer and was a bit of a surprise. I must say that if you're expecting something "wintery" or "christmasy" as the name suggests, you might be disappointed. Flat-out, this is nothing but a porter. Plain, yet glorious in its understated beauty.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2006 22:47:59 | More by longarm
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A: Pours a pale tan color, in the glass it is dark brown/black. A white head tops the beer, light freshly fallen snow on coal.

S: Grainy bread, toffee and coffee. Definitely an English Yeast strain. Almost a smokey thing going on in there.

T: Bread and toffee come through. There is a light fruitiness to it, and the finish has a little more of the coffee flavor.

M: Fairly light as far as the body goes, though there is a little creaminess to it. Carbonation is lively.

O: Overall a good example of the style, classic English porter. Tasty.

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Glass: Pint glass
From: BevMo in Laguna Niguel, Calif.
Price: $5.25 w/ BevMo card
Purchased: Dec. 23, 2013
Consumed: Dec. 25, 2013
Misc.: N/A

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Santa's Butt from Ridgeway Brewing
78 out of 100 based on 373 ratings.