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Santa's Butt - Ridgeway Brewing

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BA SCORE
78
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404 Ratings
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Ratings: 404
Reviews: 262
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 14.71%
Wants: 6
Gots: 14 | 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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3.28/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

#14. Humorous Christmas beer title, with an informative story to back too long to list here. To be honest, I just got this based on the name, but am hoping for something very memorable as a porter, which is a beer style that I love to death. Here goes nothing (or something)...

Poured from a 1 pint bottle to my brand new goblet (Thanks to Crellmoset) at room temp. BBF 04 10 12.

(Appearance) Beer pours a very dark cola-like hue of dark brown. Color does not penetrate except for the red edges where some ruby tones light through. A very meager carbonated head coats the surface, not much more than 1 finger depth thick, then slowly dissipates, leaving the surface cloudy but not foamy. There is very slight lacing. Average. 3

(Smell) Dark, roasted nutty tones. I can smell a good deal of coffee bean and perhaps some faint chocolatey or licorice scents, but they're faint. There is a little finishing hop bitterness, and some faint fruits, but they doesn't sting the nose. A fair scent balance. All around a very exciting smell. 4

(Taste) Light coffee, very toasty wood flavors. A touch of bitterness on the finish, could be from some strong hops or some fruits. There is mostly toasted wood or nuts here, can't find much else. As it warms, I get some deep fruits that I didn't sense earlier. It is better at a warmer temperature. Lighter than I anticipated and even hoped. Bummer. 3.5

(Mouthfeel) Crisp and on the dry side. Carbonation makes this one flow rather smoothly. A tad bit watery and thin, and could afford to be a bit more full bodied. Very light for a porter. There is almost no finish, just some toasty wood and nut. 2.5

(Drinkability) I could finish the first one, but wouldn't feel the urge to have another for the session. It's somewhat filling, which is a pretty good thing. I'm just looking for something a little more full bodied and with a diverse arrangement of flavors. I'm feeling let down here. 2.5

Verdict: An enjoyable one timer for me, but there are so many christmas seasonal beers out there, this one didn't have quite the kick and flavor diversity I was looking for. Good for some, worth a shot for most. I'm torn on whether I'd get it again. B- (3.3)

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%
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.

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of mntlover
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a black looking lots of deep red showing thru though. A two finger sized dense tan head falls fast with very sparce lace even on aggressive pour.

Aroma is chocolate light fruitines mixed with some nuttiness. Has a mild spice presence along with evergreen like hops smells nice.

Taste is light pretty lively carbonation light toasted specialty malts along with light chocoalte and some nuttiness. Finish is light prune mixed with spice and light hops. Pretty average porter here nice aroma decent flavor but not much body, much like the stout.

Mouthfeel is little to lively for my taste in a porter which does nothing to help a already light feeling dark beer.

Drinkability is well wouldn't buy again about on par with Rideways Stout. I would stick to their IPA's which if memory serves were pretty darn good.

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Blakaeris
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a deep dark brown with a moderate, but creamy looking tan head.

Aroma is surprisingly slight. Roasted malt, chocolate and mild dark fruit.

Taste follows the roasted profile of the nose. However, initial dark fruit sweetness turns sour in the middle. Bready with a mild nuttiness. Dry cocoa and coffee. Finish brings some hops to balance the general sweetness. Flavor is subdued but unified.

Mouthfeel is rather light. A fuller body would have done wonders for me.

A mild beer with no off flavors. Drinkable, but not outstanding.

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Pencible
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This poured a nearly opaque dark mahogany with some tan head. It smelled like subdued coffee beans and barley malt with a bit of dark chocolate and oak. It tasted like watered-down coffee and earthy barley malt with prominent copper hops. It was thin with moderate carbonation, and had a very metallic bitter aftertaste. Overall this was a decent porter, very British and metallic. It tasted good but not great, and had a decent body. It was easy to drink, but was generally not exciting.

Santa's Butt from Ridgeway Brewing
78 out of 100 based on 404 ratings.