Reindeer's Revolt - Ridgeway Brewing
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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.
05-19-2014 17:36:25 | More by utfiero
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.
01-10-2014 02:21:31 | More by Chico1985
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.
01-04-2013 00:06:55 | More by damndirtyape
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 . . . .
12-22-2012 02:34:45 | More by pkalix
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.
11-19-2012 04:08:19 | More by dedrinker
Reindeer's Revolt from Ridgeway Brewing
78 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.