Seriously Bad Elf - Ridgeway Brewing
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1.93/5 rDev -42.9%
Pours a clear yellow with a minimal white head. Smells of fruit, corn, and bubblegum. Faint hint of floral perfume. If you did not see anyone pour this, you could assume it was an adjunct lager from afar.
Overly sweet and sugary. Tastes like canned corn and high fructose corn syrup. Honey. Medium-bodied and sufficiently carbonated. Overly malty and faint wisp of earthy hops; not enough to round this ale out, though. Not at all what I hoped for or anticipated. It reminds me of a high-octane lager that has gone bad -- or was bad to start. Alcohol is overly present.
I am not finishing the bottle and am not purchasing this again. Just drinking a few ounces of this makes me think I might have a headache tomorrow. If this wasn't so expensive, I'd say it could be enjoyed underneath a bridge, paper bag and all. (No offense to winos or the homeless.)
Seriously Bad indeed.
12-15-2012 00:21:49 | More by Zraly
3.35/5 rDev -0.9%
Crystal clear, golden yellow body a a decent yet thin white head. Rich, mellow grainy malt aroma; some corn. Heavy cracker flavor initially, mild malt; kind of boozy halfway through; somewhat bitter. Medium-light body; a bit fizzy; dry.
An okay but rather blah strong ale. The alcohol presence comes across as the most distinctive characteristic which, for my preferences, I'd rather go with a bourbon. A more malt-like profile with a more distinctive yeast character would go a long way in improving this beer. Not bad per se, and drinkable, but hardly memorable.
11-22-2012 03:27:53 | More by beergoot
3.35/5 rDev -0.9%
A: The beer is clear yellowish amber in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: There are sweet aromas of apples and grapes in the nose; this becomes a little boozy as the beer warms up.
T: Like the smell, the taste is both sweet and fruity and also has some hints of caramel with a very slight amount of bitterness. There are some hints of scotch.
M: It feels medium- to full-bodied and a bit smooth and syrupy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. There is a little bit of alcohol warming in the finish.
O: This is a nice beer to sip but this is something that needs to be done slowly because it’s rather strong and there are some notes of alcohol in the taste.
09-02-2012 02:15:54 | More by metter98
3.8/5 rDev +12.4%
Beer notes from Christmas 2011: pours clear gold with a foamy 1 finger white head that faded and left decent lacing.
Smells sweet and malty, like toffee, caramel, toasted grains, cinnamon, spices and alcohol; a very sweet nose overall that smells like a holiday treat.
Tastes of sweet malt, brown sugar, toffee, caramel, toasted grains, yeast, coriander, cinnamon, spices like pepper and cumin, tea leaf and alcohol that gives it some heat; malty, sweet and just spicy enough to make the ABV tolerable.
Mouthfeel is very smooth and almost slick, with a watery feel, no carbonation and a medium body. Goes down easy considering the heat and ABV, this is a nice winter warmer. Perfect for washing down the Christmas feast with a little bit of British humor.
02-12-2012 03:41:23 | More by CHickman
3.5/5 rDev +3.6%
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.
02-12-2012 02:46:54 | More by jaasen64
Seriously Bad Elf from Ridgeway Brewing
78 out of 100 based on 177 ratings.