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Reindeer's Revolt - Ridgeway Brewing

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110 Ratings
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Ratings: 110
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 13.24%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ridgeway Brewing visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Strong Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jdhilt on 11-15-2007)
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

JoelClark, Aug 03, 2014
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2/5  rDev -41.2%

Cris4545, Jul 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Jersh67, Jul 14, 2014
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

Texasfan549, Jun 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

afsdan, May 22, 2014
Photo of utfiero
4/5  rDev +17.6%

Color- cloudy cider. Full thick head.

Aroma- mix of spices, very mild hops, and rich wet bread dough.

Taste- a very well balanced winter warmer. Starts malty with whole grain bread notes, then sweetens in the mid-body, then finishes with a balance of mild spices (perhaps clove and grains of paradise) and gentle hops.

Poured from 550 ml bottle into a Liefmans Goudenband glass (my preferred all purpose beer tasting glass). Tasted on 2/2/2014.

utfiero, May 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Jerseyislandbeer, Mar 02, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Drknight, Jan 31, 2014
Photo of Chico1985
2.65/5  rDev -22.1%

Sigh. Still reviewing Christmas beers 2+ weeks after the fact. Shame on me.

Copper-colored pour with thick+bubbly white head. Retains easily at a half-finger while leaving nice lacing.

Scent is extremely plain. The faintest of faint hints of honey and bread. Impressively vapid.

Taste, luckily, is an improvement, but really not interesting. Herbal+light veggie tones, sweet malts, bread, apple butter, and some nutty malts. Pretty bland.

Decent mouthfeel that seems a bit on the thin side. Low-medium carbonation.

Really not much going on with this one. Some decent malt flavors but overall very tame and uninteresting.

Chico1985, Jan 10, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

jaydoc, Dec 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

msanborn, Dec 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

RedneckBeerz, Aug 31, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

JamLand, Jul 01, 2013
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2/5  rDev -41.2%

jucifer1818, May 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +17.6%

Peg2009, Mar 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

mattyrubes, Jan 10, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

b2hogan, Jan 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

dmorgan310, Jan 07, 2013
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3.28/5  rDev -3.5%

500mL bottle poured into a Tulip Stout glass. No date on the bottle.

Appearance: Mostly clear copper-amber. There is a slight haze to this beer. A dense light orange-white head upon pouring dies back to a thin soapy head across the top. Persistent tiny strands and dots of lacing noted.

Smell: Odd. Cooked veggie and sulfurous at times. Not very appealing. With a swirl though some other more pleasant smells come through, a bit flowery hops against the other smells. Still not great though.

Taste: Bitter, with some buttery malt underneath. A bit of mineral twang at the end. There are English bittering hops in abundance here, with some strong tea-like bitterness noted.

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation. A bit sticky on the teeth. Otherwise nothing special.

Overall / Drinkability: It's alright, but I've had much better strong ales. In fact, other than the higher ABV, I'd classify this as a bitter or an English Pale Ale before I'd call it a strong ale. Not good enough to get again (again, not a great smell, just okay in the other categories) but is strangely drinkable. I finished this off rather quickly despite the smell. I found it went quite well with food and maybe that is what makes it drinkable. Good for washing down a meal, not good on its own. So overall average and maybe slightly below average, but strangely drinkable. Go figure.

damndirtyape, Jan 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

jslice99, Dec 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev +17.6%

clear amber, minimum head.
smells hoppy, christmas-y.
tastes hoppy, christmas-y. nice, easy, drinkable.
medium feel, minor carbonation.
overall, man i am just INUNDATED with all the christmas brews in the front at Total Wine! sinister elf, criminal elf. neurotic reindeer.... easy drinking brew, a little more hoppy than i usually prefer, but a really nice brew. they do all seem the same, however. lots o' hops, taste like a christmas tree . . . .

pkalix, Dec 22, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

stereosforgeeks, Dec 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

t0rin0, Dec 17, 2012
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3.53/5  rDev +3.8%

This beer. Is a clear amber color. Not much head. To speak of.

It smells. Like caramel and rubber.

I kind of don't like the taste. Makes me mad.

There is some redeeming fruity and malty taste I like, but not enough.

It feels sad. On my mouth.

This beer cost me $5.49. Just for one bottle.

dedrinker, Nov 19, 2012
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Reindeer's Revolt from Ridgeway Brewing
78 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.