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Santa's Butt - Ridgeway Brewing

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78
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429 Ratings
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Ratings: 429
Reviews: 272
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 14.75%
Wants: 8
Gots: 17 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Porter |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ybnorml on 11-25-2004

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Ratings: 429 | Reviews: 272
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Poured from the 1 pint 0.9 fl oz bottle into a pint glass. The beer is a dark brown. A rather vigourous pour produces only about 1/4 inch of head. Head fades to a small dollop on the beer, no lacing.

Smell: A good bit of malt, slightly sweet, yet a touch roasted malts, some burnt chocolate and caramel. Not really anything hop related, but I did not really expect any.

Taste: Light malt, slightly burnt, yet retains a slight bitter, sweet flavor to it.

Mouthfeel: Medium to almost light in body (at least for a porter IMO), not really watery though. A little dry on the finish.

Drinkability: It's been cold here in Lincoln, with about 5 inches of snow on the ground (for December that's a good amount), so I was kinda in the Christmas mood when I bought this yesterday ($4.99 at The Still). An ok beer, I may buy one more for Christmas, if there are any left.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Yet another holiday/novelty import from Ridgeway brewing.

Pours dark brown with about 1.5 fingers of tan head which quickly fades to nothing.

Roasty, slightly earthy aroma. A touch of fruity esters.

Taste is roasted malt, dark cocoa, and black coffee. A hint of hop bitterness. Some alcohol warmth on the swallow.

A smooth, easy drink. Mildly carbonated.

A pleasant, well-balanced porter. I'd buy it again!

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"And Santa sat on his great butt enjoying a hardy brew..." so mentions the label as the inspiration for this beer.
Live review. Poured from the 50 cl bottle that I bought at Reider's in Painesville last week. This is the third of four in a series from Ridgeway Brewing Company focusing on Christmas that I will be tasting and rating. Poured into my Great Lakes Brewing Company Christmas Ale goblet glass. F11 204 stamped on bottom of back label.

A Nice, light brown creamy head of about 1 inch after vigorous pour over a dark brown body that glows mohagany in front of direct light. Good, solid look. 4.0

S Immediate smell of a nice, light sweetness along with medium to dark roast malt. I was not sure of what it was initially (maybe a roasted marshmallow?) but repeated sniffs revealed a bit more of a light chocolate. Whatever it really is, I like it and it is inviting. 4.0

T A basic porter taste with a muted sweetness and actually the back of the taste reveals a bit of barley as well. I find English beers to be more sublte with their tastes and this beer is no exception. This is a fine beer but no one should consider it an extreme beer. Gone is the "chocolate" sweetness that I perceived with the smell but there is that light sweetness none the less. 3.5

M Somewhat smooth, creamy. Nothing too inspiring with the feel. 3.0

D Just fine for the style and for the beer itself. Again here, not inspirational in terms of drinkability. 3.0

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Santa's Butt from Ridgeway Brewing
78 out of 100 based on 429 ratings.