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Santa's Butt - Ridgeway Brewing

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380 Ratings
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Ratings: 380
Reviews: 259
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 14.41%
Wants: 4
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
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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4.25/5  rDev +25%

03-15-2012 03:57:38 | More by JohnK17
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03-09-2012 05:06:21 | More by iL0VEbeer
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

03-03-2012 18:42:27 | More by EddieJoe
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Kentucky

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02-26-2012 22:32:09 | More by craftbeer31
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Kahlerbock

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

02-21-2012 15:32:53 | More by Kahlerbock
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Gambrinus1184

Connecticut

3.73/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 16.9 oz bottle into a Newport Storm snifter.

A: Nearly black in color with a mild, frothy head of tan foam which left a little soapy resin.

S: Nutty and herbal with a hint of bready sweetness, some chocolate and a musty, earthy aroma.

T: A deep initial sip reveals some black and pale English malts with a building bittersweetness towards mid-palate where a full, dark chocolate and herbal hop palate is revealed. Becomes a bit weak through the finish, with just a slightly malty and bitter finish.

M: Though not as robust as I was hoping for, this porter had a palatable feel and was medium-full bodied with fine drinkability.

O: Not the rich, wintery treat I was hoping for, but still pretty good. This 6% ABV English porter has enough character to keep your palate interested and searching, though the malt base at times seemed pedestrian. A slightly richer flavor would improve upon an already decent porter.

Serving type: bottle

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Ohio

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New York

3.55/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Garnet brown with a loose tan head that recalls cola, setting in a thin film. Milk chocolate, root beer and vanilla bark nose.
Maltesers, vanilla and some earth, and vague tea leaf and dried orange rind hops.
A hint of rye spice at the end and a dry finish. Thin, round, slight cling.

I drank this one Christmas day before I was into beer so I'm glad to finally catch up with it again. Unfortunately, I'm not sure the wait was worth it.

This would be a thin porter at 4.5%; at 6% it's watery and definitely not wintery. The rye addition does add a bit of a twist, and it cleans up after itself, but it's overly sweet and I practically had to gargle with it to get the hops.

Just not enough here to hold my interest.

Serving type: bottle

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shrek806

New York

3.2/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a chalice.

The pour revealed a dark brown color with a thin, lazy 1/8 inch head. Little to no lacing.

The smell was sweet with caramel and slight hints of cocoa and vanilla.

The taste was all sweet malt. It tasted like i was drinking a liquid "Sugar Daddy".

The mouthfeel was much like the pour; Lazy. Not a lot going on. It came and went with little to no fanfare.

The over drinkability for me is low. Not really my kind of beer.

Serving type: bottle

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Santa's Butt from Ridgeway Brewing
78 out of 100 based on 380 ratings.