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Santa's Butt - Ridgeway Brewing

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393 Ratings
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Ratings: 393
Reviews: 260
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 14.66%
Wants: 5
Gots: 11 | FT: 1
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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Ratings: 393 | Reviews: 260 | Display Reviews Only:
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2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

djrn2, Nov 22, 2012
Photo of beergoot
3.28/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A decent reddish-brown body with a rather disappointing thin head. Nice malt aroma; nutty with coffee undertones; hints of mocha. Semi-sweet chocolate taste; vanilla; coffee grounds; nice low-key bitterness throughout the taste. Thin, watery body.

The good news is that the flavor emphasizes the malts and grains, but, on the whole, everything is way too subdued weak. Great name but a near sub-par beer.

beergoot, Nov 22, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

TidalDave, Nov 11, 2012
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

RblWthACoz, Oct 21, 2012
Photo of FEUO
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

FEUO, Oct 08, 2012
Photo of dubmax
3/5  rDev -12%

dubmax, Oct 08, 2012
Photo of mmilyko
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

mmilyko, Sep 14, 2012
Photo of nickfl
3.55/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours with a small head of off white foam that recedes rapidly and leaves light lace. The body is an opaque black color.

S - Light caramel malt with some very distant coffee.

T - Watery mocha notes up front with some brown sugar. A bit of herbal hop character in the middle and a finish of dry cocoa, caramel, and dark bread.

M - Medium body, moderately low carbonation, and a slightly sweet finish.

D - Not bad, it is a bit on the sweet side, but not unpleasant. Nothing complex, but enjoyable enough.

nickfl, Sep 11, 2012
Photo of kylehay2004
3.53/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: very thin head on a deep dark brown body. no lacing really.

S: roasted malt, vanilla and some chocolate but overall light aroma.

T: semi sweet with chocolate and vanilla. the roasted malts are there but mild and provide little bitterness. a very simple porter. But, is on par for an English porter.

M: this one is really really thin. moderate carbonation.

Overall: the lightness makes this one very drinkable. Its jwhat you expect for the style. Good name though, I guess.

kylehay2004, Sep 11, 2012
Photo of WastingFreetime
3.58/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes.

Pours out a very dark brown with two fingers of tan head that lasts for several minutes and leaves behind fairly decent amounts of lacing on the glass. Medium body and carbonation levels. Creamy and soft texture but only when allowed to warm up somewhat.

Smells and tastes of fresh baking chocolate with some lighter soft fruitiness from yeast and a light mineral chalkiness that accentuates a sort of raisin tone combined with a subtle tangy sour accent that brings to mind "ye olde" definition of the English Porter genre. Too bad the roasted character is somewhat lackluster and muddy, and the hopping content is murky and indistinguishable. In the end, this is merely a slightly better than average beer with funny label art.

WastingFreetime, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of metter98
3.4/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is near black in color, with dark red visible near the edges of the glass when it is held up to a light source. It poured with a thin layer of large white bubbles covering the surface that quickly died down, leaving a thick collar around the edge of the glass.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of dark fruits in the nose along with some hints of chocolate.
T: The taste seems rather complex and has flavors of dark fruits, cola and nuts along with some notes of chocolate. There are some hints of sweetness and no bitterness is detectable.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and somewhat thin and watery on the palate with a low amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink and has some interesting flavors but seems like it could use some bitterness and more carbonation.

metter98, Sep 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

beerpadawan, Aug 27, 2012
Photo of LiquidAmber
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Review from 1/2010 notes. Poured into a Caracole small snifter. Pours a dark red brown, thin tan head and little lacing. Aroma of faint dark malt and dark fruit. Taste follows with light malt and dark fruits. A modest dark ale, light body, mild corn aftertaste. These Ridgeway beers have a nice presentation and generally taste good, but have really muted and bland flavor levels.

LiquidAmber, Aug 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +17.3%

pogoowner, Jul 28, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

kobeer, Jul 23, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Birdlegs, Jul 22, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

Tron, Jun 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +10%

richbrew, Jun 09, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

OriolesFan1008, Jun 07, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

bigclydeoliver, May 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Horbar, Apr 28, 2012
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3/5  rDev -12%

macrosmatic, Apr 10, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +39.3%

pchalk, Apr 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

JohnK17, Mar 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

iL0VEbeer, Mar 09, 2012
Santa's Butt from Ridgeway Brewing
78 out of 100 based on 393 ratings.