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Santa's Butt - Ridgeway Brewing

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BA SCORE
78
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383 Ratings
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Ratings: 383
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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GuinnessSmurf

Missouri

4.05/5  rDev +19.1%

Appearance: Pours a milky, brown coffee color. There is slight ring of big bubbles, tan color, surrounding the lip of glass.

Smell: Its a nice warm cocoa smell with a nutty, roasted peppering.

Taste: Roasted malts, bitter dark chocolate, a slightly sweet and milky aftertaste. Reminds me of a cold, real dark hot chocolate, but served warmer. Its very good.

Mouthfeel: It isn't very heavy, but it still makes a big statement in terms of presence.

Drinkability: Oh yeah...watch out Santa. I'm not leaving this with my cookies!

12-08-2005 07:47:41 | More by GuinnessSmurf
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longarm

Maryland

4.05/5  rDev +19.1%

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.

12-06-2006 22:47:59 | More by longarm
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mnapier

Washington

4.03/5  rDev +18.5%

Service Temperature, 35 degrees. Judging Glassware, Belgian Tulip, 12 ounces.

This is going to be a quicky, since much the grey and white foamy head, it dissipates throughout.
Observing, the dark pool I don't really detect much light or clarity. The foamy head that is produced from this beer is mostly grey and white with no lace. A waft of sweet mild citrus creeps across along with some roastedness blends together. Tasting it I detect roasted, licorice, and some mild chocolate & coffee. Overall mouthfeel is mild to medium.

Cheers

12-19-2007 03:17:56 | More by mnapier
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innominat

Ireland

4/5  rDev +17.6%

11-22-2012 23:02:15 | More by innominat
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virinow

New York

4/5  rDev +17.6%

11-17-2011 02:04:30 | More by virinow
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +17.6%

Appears a pitch black tone at first with ruby highlights when held toward the light. Aroma is upfront with dark fruits and roasted malts a bit of chocolate coffee and mild cherry nice. Flavor has dark roasted malt flavor blended with a bit of Christmas spunk including dark fruits and other variables into the mix. Mouthfeel is medium bodied solid medium bodied even carbonation. Drinkability is solid all around solid drinking Christmas ale I look forward to more of.

11-23-2009 22:44:50 | More by WVbeergeek
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imbuckeye

Ohio

4/5  rDev +17.6%

01-21-2012 02:36:46 | More by imbuckeye
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dacrza1

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +17.6%

date reviewed: 25 January 2013...
glassware: Victory Hopdevil nonick...
occasion: research paper grading, round one...
appearance: jet black body that intimidates as only Santa can; off-white rim more like a dirty Santa...
aroma: punchy peat malts--with some grassy, oaty--a bit of cornbread(?); this shouldn't diminish the effect....
palate: smooth, weighty, active strength--drinkable but stern...
taste: a scotch-like experience, with a dialed-down peat and ping--delightfully agreeable...
overall: I recall this beer catching flak for its name and label; Santa's nothing if not humorous, so the State needs to take some soma and drink this; juvenile packaging aside, the beer is a medium-strength winter warmer that has me in a giving mood long after the holiday season...

05-05-2013 04:25:21 | More by dacrza1
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KTCamm

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +17.6%

Purchased as part of the 4 beer christmas sample pack. Poured into a pint glass.

Pours very dark brown bordering on black with virtually no foam.

Light roasted smell with chocolate and coffee hints.

Rich roasted malt taste opener that finishes surprisingly clean. Notably absent is any trace of bitterness. Very smooth and creamy. Somewhat milky in the mouthfeel.

Good, solid, drinkable porter.

12-31-2009 12:39:17 | More by KTCamm
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scottyshades

Florida

4/5  rDev +17.6%

Spotted a 1pt 9oz. bottle at Tiger Qwick Mart in Clemson, SC for around $5 and change, and I had to get it due to its unique label.

A: Pours a rich deep brown (almost black) color that produces a nice off-white color head that dissipates slowly leaving a nice lacing. Ruby highlights when held to light.

S: The nose is a little shy but it really shines when the temperature is perfect. Roasted malts are the dominating note, along with coffee, toffee, caramel, molasses, and dark fruits. Also, the hops make an appearance after a while, which makes this nose nice and balanced.

T: To be honest, I was expecting an aggressive and bold body/flavor combination, but it was restrained, which was not bad. The flavor profile is a little different than the nose suggested, being comprised of less roasted malts, more coffee/toffee, and a little more hoppy than the nose.

MF/D: Lighter body than normal, which really bumps the drinkability up in my book. Smooth and silky going down, finished clean.

Highly recommended if you can spot one!

04-05-2009 06:31:09 | More by scottyshades
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leprechaunandfatman

Ohio

4/5  rDev +17.6%

01-06-2014 01:31:02 | More by leprechaunandfatman
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pogoowner

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +17.6%

07-28-2012 04:07:39 | More by pogoowner
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jfstilling

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +17.6%

11-29-2011 00:12:25 | More by jfstilling
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jaidenjb

Ohio

4/5  rDev +17.6%

12-07-2011 00:27:47 | More by jaidenjb
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zapahoppa

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +17.6%

12-25-2011 22:28:13 | More by zapahoppa
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jmdrpi

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +17.6%

11-19-2011 04:38:35 | More by jmdrpi
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twonder23

Ohio

4/5  rDev +17.6%

12-08-2013 19:24:03 | More by twonder23
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mcorwin

Ohio

4/5  rDev +17.6%

12-08-2011 03:32:05 | More by mcorwin
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mquinn919

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +17.6%

11-18-2013 01:15:56 | More by mquinn919
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tgbljb

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +17.6%

Poured a black color with initial tannish head that quickly fell to a thick ring. Bubbles on the head were larger than I usually see on a beer. Smell is of roasted malt, some dark fruit(figs, prunes) and some chocolate-coffee notes. Taste delivers a pleasant sweet note and lots of fruitiness, similiar to a liquid fruitcake. The mouthfeel is extremely thin but still enjoyable.Very nice beer.

03-26-2006 23:04:21 | More by tgbljb
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Willytee3

New York

4/5  rDev +17.6%

12-31-2012 03:51:55 | More by Willytee3
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gorman4

Ohio

4/5  rDev +17.6%

12-13-2013 19:25:07 | More by gorman4
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bf7

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +17.6%

08-22-2013 19:02:43 | More by bf7
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flyers68

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +17.6%

01-19-2012 15:31:13 | More by flyers68
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wmickdds32

Ohio

4/5  rDev +17.6%

12-15-2011 00:57:20 | More by wmickdds32
Santa's Butt from Ridgeway Brewing
78 out of 100 based on 383 ratings.