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Criminally Bad Elf - Ridgeway Brewing

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263 Ratings
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Ratings: 263
Reviews: 185
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 16.67%


Brewed by:
Ridgeway Brewing visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jwc215 on 11-08-2006)
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Reviews by hopsleeroy:
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hopsleeroy

North Carolina

2.8/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Bottle shared with the girlfrieng
A-Clear Copper, with some lacing after quick dissipating head. Farily average look.
S-Kind of sweet citrus flavors, smell improves while warming but overall nondescript, girlfiend thought weak lager
T-Sweet toffee and orange, Overall very sweet with alcohol bite at the end that has slight copper taste, Not so fantastic, Medicinal flavor throughout
M-Coating and and medium to full in mouth, nice mouthfell.
D-Didn't subject my liver to the whole bottle so wouldn't drink again

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2009 22:37:35 | More by hopsleeroy
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Ridgeway Criminally Bad Elf has a very thick, frothy, cream-colored head, a somewhat hazy, yet brilliant, orange-amber appearance, and fairly significant lacing left on the glass. The aroma is strong, and I could smell it from a considerable distance. One will pick up a pungent, very sweet, syrupy, sugary, fruity, caramel. Taste is of rich, sweet, caramel, black pepper, unusual fruit components, bread, bread crust, celery, peanut butter, and even a shade of nuts. Mouthfeel is fairly light, and Ridgeway Criminally Bad Elf finishes wet, rich, sweet, and delicious. I recommend this in the strongest way!

RJT

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Criminally Bad Elf from Ridgeway Brewing
78 out of 100 based on 263 ratings.