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Warm Welcome - Ridgeway Brewing

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BA SCORE
78
okay

150 Ratings
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Ratings: 150
Reviews: 115
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 14.2%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ridgeway Brewing visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: whynot44 on 11-15-2005)
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2.25/5  rDev -33.4%

chefduff2, Jan 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

dmorgan310, Jan 07, 2013
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3/5  rDev -11.2%

marcdalke, Jan 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +18.3%

StretchZep, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of MaddDogg84
4.5/5  rDev +33.1%

MaddDogg84, Dec 26, 2012
Photo of HundredWeight
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

HundredWeight, Dec 23, 2012
Photo of t0rin0
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

t0rin0, Dec 17, 2012
Photo of TCMike
3.18/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Produced a 1 finger cream color head. Nice lacing. Beer color is a translucent honey color. Lighter than most brown ales.
The smell is of lager yeast, bread, and a hint of nuts.
The taste is bolder than the appearance, and smell. It's similar to smell, but with more nuttiness, and a slight hop bite. Medium mouth-feel.
Mediocre beer... not bad, and easy drinking.

TCMike, Dec 15, 2012
Photo of TimmyL
2.4/5  rDev -29%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

On draft into a pint
A- light in color for its style. Small head but good retention. Minimal lacing
S- little to note here, Disappoonting
T- straw, hay, mild malts but not what I'd expect from the style. Mild and average.
M- good carbonation, decent mouthfeel, pretty full
O- weak and lacking the normal characteristics of the style. Tastes more like an American adjunct lager. Pass

TimmyL, Dec 11, 2012
Photo of andthevolcano
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

andthevolcano, Nov 06, 2012
Photo of WastingFreetime
3.2/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from tasting notes.

Pours out a somewhat dark amber with a bit of light hazing and a relatively stable singe finger of cream colored foam for a lid, light amounts of lacing are present on the inside of the glass. Once again, the body seems slightly too thin and the carbonation seems to be on the lighter side of medium strength.

Smells of light caramel and hazelnuts, medium levels of earthy / herbal hopping and just a bit of nondescript fruity ester. The flavor presents more of a medium-high pecan sort of nuttiness that is raw... not toasted in character, so it seems sort of legume-like at times. Finishes up with plenty of herbal and steeped-tea bittering providing a stamp of dry punctuation at the end of each sip that seems somewhat jarring at the end of the caramel and legume-like nuttiness of the malt profile. It's...a bit janky and odd overall, as if the parts of the beer weren't quite glued together properly. Still, by no means does it ever taste or smell terrible. I just... prefer some more toasted and bready character on my browns.

WastingFreetime, Sep 08, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

kobeer, Jul 23, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -26%

Kahlerbock, Feb 21, 2012
Photo of Gambrinus1184
3.3/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 16.9 oz. bottle into a Brooklyn Brewery stemmed glass.

A: Pours a rather hazy, orange-amber color beneath a two-finger head of creamy, off-white foam. Strong carbonation is evident amidst the cloudy proteins.

S: Sweet and cookie-like aroma with hints of almond and candied ginger. A little citrus hop rolling around in the nose as well.

T: Sweet, fruity malts connect up front throwing some nutty, caramel-like flavors into the mix. A floral, herbacious hop resin strikes quickly and exits with a slightly smoky, residual boozy sweetness. The finish is a little cloying, showing alcohol warmth and brash, malty tannins.

M: Medium-full bodied, a little heavy and cloying in the finish, with some alcohol weight to it also.

O: I'll be damned if it's an English nut brown or any brown ale for that matter. More like a nutty, malty English pale or winter warmer at 6% ABV. Look, feel and flavor don't match the style IMO, but it's not a terrible beer. Just not what I was expecting, sort of in a bad way.

Gambrinus1184, Feb 04, 2012
Photo of beergoot
3.08/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a very clear, orange-copper color with a thick, off-white head. Great lacing on the glass, rings marking every sip I take.

The aroma is a soft, doughy malt. There's a cookie-like sweetness in there.

The taste comes across slightly bright and sweet with some bitterness. Alcohol warmth is there, too.

An okay beer, but nothing distinguishes it from the nut brown ale crowd.

beergoot, Jan 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev +18.3%

richbrew, Jan 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +18.3%

Ryan1423, Jan 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Adrianized, Jan 09, 2012
Photo of StaveHooks
3.45/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Slight chilled haze, looks like brewed tea. An off-white head settles into a milky cap. Tight lacing around the top.

S - Grain husk, honey, mellow roast, crushed walnuts, caramel malt, doughy yeast.

T - Honey coated roasted grain start things off. A sweet creamy caramel malt comes in with soft brown bread with The middle is fruity with some starfruit, honeydew melon, and apple skins. Pecan shells and herbal hops add some dryness on the finish.

M - Light bodied, smooth and chewy feel, low carbonation, tea tannins coat the tongue, finishes dry.

Nice creamy English flavors that drink very easy. This was better than expected.

StaveHooks, Jan 07, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

poured from 500ml bottle into pint glass

A-bronze colored with about a finger of head that faded to a partial cap with a little lacing

S-a little carmel and some earthy hints like wet leaves

T-some milk chocolate along with carmel with a mild hop on the finish

M-light bodied and carbonation

O-this is and ok beer and really no better than average it falls just a little short

tvv375ia, Jan 05, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -26%

IdrinkGas, Jan 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +18.3%

rob133, Dec 24, 2011
Photo of Rifugium
3.35/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at Teresa's, Wayne, PA

Poured into a pint glass, a slightly hazy amber color, with a creamy off-white head that dissipated quickly but left some streaky lacing behind. Not too aromatic, but still, I picked up hints of caramel, nuts, and apple skins. Basically the same on the tongue: caramel malts, nutty, with distant notes of apple and light spice. Not bad, but not great. Light-medium mouthfeel, and moderately drinkable, but one serving was plenty.

Rifugium, Dec 15, 2011
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3.9/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a half-pint glass due to that being the only glass to hand.

Poured a golden syrup-y brown colour with a pretty good head coupled with decent lacing as you drink down.

Taste is mostly like caramel but less sweet, quite pleasant if not a bit harsh on the tongue when you start drinking.

Overall a decent brown ale, not sure whats so festive about it but i like the joke 'nut browned' though.

CwrwAmByth, Dec 03, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

canadianghetto, Nov 30, 2011
Warm Welcome from Ridgeway Brewing
78 out of 100 based on 150 ratings.