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Santa's Butt - Ridgeway Brewing

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379 Ratings
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Ratings: 379
Reviews: 259
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 14.37%
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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AlCaponeJunior

Texas

3.28/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Looks good, ruby brown and clear, nice brown head that lasts and leaves sticky lacing.

The aroma and flavor have a slight astringent note, a little bit of metallic as well. Toasty, nutty, malty, and a little bit of roasty flavors and smells are noted. I note a little graininess and some sweetness, like brown sugar.

The body could be thicker, it's a bit thinner than I'd prefer my porters.

Overall it's an interesting choice, but not particularly outstanding.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2013 15:52:24 | More by AlCaponeJunior
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cwd

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -12%

10-05-2013 15:23:11 | More by cwd
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bf7

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +17.3%

08-22-2013 19:02:43 | More by bf7
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pastramionrye7

Germany

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

08-03-2013 03:08:53 | More by pastramionrye7
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Eric908

South Dakota

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

07-31-2013 21:08:29 | More by Eric908
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -12%

07-12-2013 01:20:21 | More by WOLFGANG
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

07-08-2013 22:21:26 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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JamLand

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

07-01-2013 22:41:12 | More by JamLand
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craftbeerasian

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +10%

05-30-2013 22:42:39 | More by craftbeerasian
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twenty5

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -12%

05-15-2013 17:10:42 | More by twenty5
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

3.69/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I'm not going to lie. I purchased this exclusively for the name and for the picture on the label. I guess that's what they're betting on. 500ml bottle purchased from BevMo in Menlo Park, CA.

Pours a pleasant ruby-brown colour, with a lightness to the body and good clarity. Head is a disappointing film of off-white, not really creating itself to begin with, and then fizzling out to a minor ring. Carbonation is fine. Some streaks of lacing. It's ok, without looking magnificent.

Nose is sweet and toasty, with a slightly nutty, slightly buttery character coming through above a solid, standard grainy English malt character. It's really quite sweet and quite potent—even if it's something of a one-character aroma, it at least has conviction on its side.

Taste is light, but pleasant. Again, toasty grain notes drive it forward, with a smoothness in the flavour, if not in the feel. Mild watery coffee tones, a suggestion of red cherry, and a rather dry finish, again with some weak roasted tones. It's pleasant enough, but the strength on the nose isn't really present here.

Feel is a little weak and watery: if it were fuller I think it would really help the beer.

Overall, this is decent stuff. It's not really exciting, but there's a little interest there, and it's structured in very much the way it should be. In the end, there's a little class hiding behind the gimmicky label, at least.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2013 02:31:24 | More by lacqueredmouse
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jefftuck47

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

05-09-2013 23:26:24 | More by jefftuck47
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dacrza1

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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...

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2013 04:25:21 | More by dacrza1
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BGsWo22

New York

2/5  rDev -41.3%

03-21-2013 00:06:28 | More by BGsWo22
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agreenman19

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

03-12-2013 23:54:27 | More by agreenman19
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moreyswig

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -12%

03-12-2013 19:58:06 | More by moreyswig
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spycow

Illinois

3/5  rDev -12%

03-10-2013 20:28:43 | More by spycow
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TheSixthRing

California

2.28/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Appearance - Pours a clear, dark reddish brown with a finger width, off-white head. Poor retention, leaves behind no lacing or bubbles.

Smell - Slight metallic aroma. Watery hints of toffee.

Taste - Not much. Ghostly earth tones. Slightly metallic. Really watered down toffee notes.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium in body with low to moderate carbonation. Smooth and drinkable, in the least.

Overall - One of, if not the most disappointing porters I've ever had. I've had BMC Light products with more flavor. I bought this at a severe discount, and I still feel like I got ripped off.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2013 03:39:34 | More by TheSixthRing
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DmanGTR

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +10%

02-06-2013 04:08:10 | More by DmanGTR
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st9647v3

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +10%

01-31-2013 02:59:14 | More by st9647v3
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SFC21

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

01-27-2013 01:03:56 | More by SFC21
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CommanderOfAwesome

California

3.4/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

bottle poured into Snifter.

Pours dark brown with finger khaki head. Decent amount of lacing on the glass.

A: Sweetness, stale coffee smell or coffee that's been out a bit and gone cold, hint of molasses, and some toffee. Almost reminds me of a baltic porter smell.

T: Sweetness is first thing I notice, followed by a bit of cold stale-ish coffee. Very mild bitter taste to finish. Really reminds me of baltic porters I've had.

M: Thin which is to be expected for a porter. Dry finish and mild carbonation.

O: Fairly sweet porter, thin and leave me wanting more. Sickly sweet feeling but not a bad beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2013 06:16:22 | More by CommanderOfAwesome
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Charlie_Hoss

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -12%

01-02-2013 17:58:40 | More by Charlie_Hoss
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GPHarris

Alabama

3.53/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

a - poured a one finger thick light tan head into a tulip glass which left good lacing that disappeared halfway through. the body was black with brown edges.
s - coffee and burnt chocolate.
t - burnt chocolate with a hint of dark fruits.
m - medium and slick.
o - a solid porter but not one i would seek out yearly.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2013 16:50:27 | More by GPHarris
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Willytee3

New York

4/5  rDev +17.3%

12-31-2012 03:51:55 | More by Willytee3
Santa's Butt from Ridgeway Brewing
78 out of 100 based on 379 ratings.