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Criminally Bad Elf - Ridgeway Brewing

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BA SCORE
78
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268 Ratings
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Ratings: 268
Reviews: 186
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 16.62%
Wants: 3
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
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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ajs4bd

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +23.9%

08-26-2014 10:58:56 | More by ajs4bd
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Stagga_Lee

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

08-04-2014 03:32:11 | More by Stagga_Lee
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JoelClark

Idaho

3/5  rDev -12.5%

08-03-2014 19:40:15 | More by JoelClark
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scottfrie

California

3.7/5  rDev +7.9%

500ml bottle into snifter.

A: Pours a glowing apricot with a finger of thick off-white head that faded to an oily film.
S: Candied fruits, sweet caramel, tootsie rolls, and a bit of cream come through. Sweet and fruity but not cloying. Touch of fruit punch.
T: Creamy flavors of vanilla, candied dates, stone fruits, mild cocoa, cinnamon, all spice, leafy herbal hops, tobacco, slight butter, wood, vegetables and fruit juice.
M: Extremely thick and chewy carbonation, frothy and velvety mouthfeel, soft fully body, low bitterness. Fuzzy, soft and creamy overall. Slight tingly alcohol.
O: Better than I expected, but a bit too sweet and fruity to be my favorite. Not cloying though, but the fruit punch flavor is a bit strange. The mouthfeel and body are just right. Would drink again but wouldn't be my first choice.

07-02-2014 22:24:13 | More by scottfrie
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peternemeth


4.25/5  rDev +23.9%

06-24-2014 20:05:57 | More by peternemeth
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Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

03-28-2014 02:23:44 | More by afsdan
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Alabama

2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

03-20-2014 18:41:58 | More by harpus
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Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

03-17-2014 23:48:53 | More by ChipMurray
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Texas

4.5/5  rDev +31.2%

02-13-2014 01:53:11 | More by Scepter
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Sweden

3.5/5  rDev +2%

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Oklahoma

3/5  rDev -12.5%

01-27-2014 00:32:07 | More by HamGlade10
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North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +2%

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dmmcginnis

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

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California

2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

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Georgia

3/5  rDev -12.5%

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kkmiller76

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

01-01-2014 03:17:45 | More by kkmiller76
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Guinnesslover

Vermont

3.54/5  rDev +3.2%

Purchased as part of Christmas celebration. The label is pretty amusing and sells the beer even before tasting.

it looks quite nice, caramel-colored with a light tan head.

Smells a bit bitter, more so than other barley wines I've had.

Taste is clean, with no cloying aftertaste, but lacking in complexity: faint caramel and malt.

12-29-2013 04:05:44 | More by Guinnesslover
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jslice99

New York

4/5  rDev +16.6%

12-26-2013 10:58:34 | More by jslice99
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

4.71/5  rDev +37.3%

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

12-21-2013 14:08:23 | More by RonaldTheriot
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Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

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msanborn

Texas

3/5  rDev -12.5%

12-11-2013 22:20:25 | More by msanborn
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BillRoth

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

12-07-2013 20:43:05 | More by BillRoth
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kmos27

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

12-07-2013 04:17:25 | More by kmos27
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Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

12-07-2013 03:16:50 | More by MykeJ
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JasonTaverner

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +2%

11-28-2013 22:35:11 | More by JasonTaverner
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Criminally Bad Elf from Ridgeway Brewing
78 out of 100 based on 268 ratings.