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Seriously Bad Elf - Ridgeway Brewing

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BA SCORE
78
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176 Ratings
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Ratings: 176
Reviews: 124
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 16.27%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ridgeway Brewing visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Strong Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ADR on 11-11-2005)
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jaasen64

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml sized bottle poured into a 22oz glass.

A- reddish gold, translucent, about a finger of white head, average carbonation.

S- Cinnamon, some spices, slightly floral, sweet.

T- Sweet, lightly spiced, some barley. Slightly sweet aftertaste.

M- Average carbonation, medium bodied, slightly syrupy, drinkable, alcohol decently well hidden.

O- This beer wasn't bad for a strong ale. It was a little bit too much on the sweet side and a little bit too syrupy however at least these characteristics hid the alcohol fairly well. Overall not bad, would have again but probably wouldn't purchase again.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2012 02:46:54 | More by jaasen64
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Ridgeway Seriously Bad Elf has an extremely thin, white head, a very crystal-clear, old gold appearance, some bubble streams, and virtually no lacing left behind. The aroma is of sweet toffee, sweet bread, whiskey, butter, and a slight nuttiness. Taste is of citrus peel, toffee, alcohol, grain husk, white bread, and a somewhat pine-oriented bitterness. Mouthfeel is mostly heavy and syrupy, and Ridgeway Seriously Bad Elf finishes mostly dry and sip-able. Overall, this is really nice, and the only detractor is the unusual citrus note, which doesn’t seem to fit. It’s good stuff, though.

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Seriously Bad Elf from Ridgeway Brewing
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