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Reindeer's Revolt - Ridgeway Brewing

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BA SCORE
78
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109 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 109
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 13.2%
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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Cris4545

Indiana

2/5  rDev -41.3%

07-25-2014 02:50:52 | More by Cris4545
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jucifer1818

Florida

2/5  rDev -41.3%

05-26-2013 22:33:16 | More by jucifer1818
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IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

01-04-2012 01:43:03 | More by IdrinkGas
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Kahlerbock

Kansas

2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

02-21-2012 15:32:21 | More by Kahlerbock
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groetman

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

01-29-2012 18:39:05 | More by groetman
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cnally

Indiana

2.55/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

amberish bronze coloring and a soap sud head. carbonation bubbles all around.

yeasty scents. rusty water. grainy and woodsy. wet grass smells.

surprising hop bitterness right up front. full of the bitter part of that description, a balanced yet wild flavor.

feels bubbly and dry on the tongue.

seasonal obviously, but a lacking overall flavor is compounded by the i-wouldn't-want-to-stick-my-nose-in-this-beer-for-too-long effect. maybe appealing to an IPA drinker that doesn't like a round, balanced hop flavor and a whole lot more bitterness than I desire.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2009 04:34:00 | More by cnally
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Chico1985

Massachusetts

2.65/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2014 02:21:31 | More by Chico1985
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Minkybut

Virginia

2.65/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I poured this awful beer into my tumbler at 45 degrees. The beer was a cloudy sort of golden orange color. The beer poured no head at all and it had a fruity smell to it. The brew was bitter with also a very sweet hit to it. Very strange brew that I will not buy again as I think I know what was in this bottle that came from the deer.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2011 00:41:22 | More by Minkybut
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sauron681

Wisconsin

2.88/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a ruby amber color. Finishing with a thick tan creamy head. Almost zero lacing. Smells of burnt prunes, maybe some raisins too, and dark roasty malt.

Thick full body feeling, kinda chewy. Maybe i should have a fork? Tastes dry, bitter, burnt chalk, with a very harsh alcohol taste afterwards, very strong.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2010 03:27:29 | More by sauron681
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Offa

California

2.88/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This is ok, but disappointing.

This beer looks good since it's a clear, dark reddish copper with a light tan head that's pretty big and dense, slowly shrinking to a permanent thin head leaving some weak lacing.

The aroma is rather English and malty with yeasty wheat bread, crackers, and hints of nuts, earth, and pine.

The taste does not live up to the smell and displays little of the depth or complexity that the aroma promises. It is mostly alcholic, the malt thin, weak, and one-dimensionally caramelly. The hops seem slightly acrid, bitter hops with no real character aside from of stale leaves. However, it thnen finishes with a decent light bread character. As it warms, the acrid quality decreases and the beer becomes more smooth, but despite this it is consistently too bland and too alcoholic.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2008 18:18:30 | More by Offa
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Mora2000

Texas

2.9/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours orange color with a white head. The aroma is somewhat faint but appears to be mainly caramel malt. The flavor is heavy on the caramel malt with a little bit of hop bitterness. You also get some caramel candy flavor. The finish is somewhat dirty. Thin body and highly carbonated. Not much of a beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2009 21:44:38 | More by Mora2000
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CWiggins

North Carolina

2.9/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

One of three odd beers picked up at Leaf & Ale in Knoxville, TN while visiting family at Christmas. I chose this one on the belief that it was a winter warmer. My mistake.

It pours a dark amber, and a very thick, off-white head formed quickly. The head was sustained for quite some time. The nose is full of floral hops, with some malted grains and citrus in the background. Some fruity esters are also present, but they're very faint. The flavor wasn't at all what I expected: it was very mild, much like an English Pale Ale, with an accent on the hoppy finish. Really, it just tastes like a mildly souped-up pale ale. The slightly higher alcohol doesn't really affect the taste. It's certainly smooth, as many English ales can be.

I have found many of Ridgeway's brews to be, at the very least, interesting. Although there's really nothing wrong with this one, it certainly doesn't stand out for any particular reason, and the flavor is too one-dimensional to induce one's palate to a new experience.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2008 02:19:06 | More by CWiggins
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THECPJ

Delaware

2.9/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Reviewed from notes

Appearnace: clear amber, 1 finger white head, no lacing

Smell: malts, caramel, and some sort of fruitiness

Taste: biscuity/bready, malts, caramel

Mouthfeel: mild carbonation, almost flat, medium body, dry finish

Drinkability: it's decent, though a bit bland, good for a stocking stuffer for the father in law

Cheers!
The CPJ

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2011 04:28:48 | More by THECPJ
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Arbitrator

California

2.98/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Chilled bottle into a glass.

A: Orange/amber color with slight yellow highlights. Moderate carbonation and 2 fingers of head that recedes over a minute into a ring on the top. Leaves nice lacing through the drink.

S: A little bit of apple/floral yeast, some caramel malt, and a general full/creamy aroma. Reminds me heavily of Belgian tripel.

T: Some sweet apple tartness with a mild spicy / alcoholic kick to it, but not strong enough to evoke feelings of a winter brew. The mid-taste is dominated by breadiness. The apple reappears in the aftertaste. I feel this could be more powerful than it currently is; it's not impressive at the moment.

M: On the fuller side of medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation. A good feel.

D: I wouldn't turn this down, but I have no desire to go and buy it again. It does not stand out.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2009 23:35:44 | More by Arbitrator
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Pencible

Virginia

2.98/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This poured clear gold with light tan head. It smelled skunked at first, but that subsided to a typical lager smell with scents of earthy barley and fresh wheat malts and lemon and copper hops. As it warmed, the smell of creamy yeast became quite noticeable. It tasted like earthy barley and cultured yeast with some copper hops and a bit of grassy and lemon hops. It was watery with some carbonation, and had a bitter aftertaste. Overall this was unimpressive. It definitely seemed more like a lager than an ale, and there was nothing Christmas about it. It had a boring flavor that was a bit muddled, and a decent body. I wouldn't call it terrible, but it was tedious to finish the glass.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2009 14:59:43 | More by Pencible
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Lantern


3/5  rDev -12%

12-03-2011 20:23:40 | More by Lantern
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OriolesFan1008

Maryland

3/5  rDev -12%

06-07-2012 14:42:24 | More by OriolesFan1008
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OldTime

Georgia

3/5  rDev -12%

01-28-2012 17:42:37 | More by OldTime
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Exiled

Texas

3/5  rDev -12%

11-23-2011 04:05:26 | More by Exiled
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Texasfan549

Texas

3/5  rDev -12%

06-08-2014 00:05:22 | More by Texasfan549
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hellbilly

Arizona

3/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

picked this up at bevmo for $3.

pours clear an orange amber coppery color with a sandy white head and lots of spots and trails of lace.

smells like... pasteurized apple juice with some faint dry earthy spices, toasted nuts, caramel and flowers.

the flavor is a bland version of the aroma... apple juice, spice, skinless red table grapes and some floral notes (hops or abv%, idk) with a mildly bitter finish. nuttiness is present in the aftertaste. the medium body is a bit on the sticky side. 6/3/6/3/11/2.9

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2009 23:42:46 | More by hellbilly
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -12%

11-28-2011 17:20:03 | More by Rochefort10nh
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northaustin

Texas

3/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

pours a clear dark amber almost a light brown with two and a half fingers of white head which disappears very quickly and leaves thin spotted lacing.

smell: this is what maris otter malt smells like. im not really getting anything else.

taste: this is what maris otter tastes like. sweet malt flavor and a little bitterness.

mouthfeel is sort of a syrupy sweetness caused by the heavy malt and lack of carbonation.

drinkability: its pretty good. but it is just a little too bland and basic. affordable, but i would probably skip this one if i saw it again

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2009 04:09:33 | More by northaustin
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BeerManDan

California

3.03/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not really impressed with this ale. Although it poured a medium amber and had a fair amout of foam and some lace, it just didn't do anything for me. The smell of mild roasted malts and hops seem to be a little weak. The taste had the flavor of mild roasted malts and hops, but, the bitter flavor was there, then gone. A very short finish, with not a lot of flavor. In fact, the flavor and everything about it was a disapointment. Not to buy again!

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2007 23:30:20 | More by BeerManDan
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htomsirveaux

Texas

3.03/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500 mL bottle tried 25 Mar 2010 (yeah a bit late).

Served in a 0.5 L Adambrau becker. Medium sized beige fluffy head. Medium carbonation. Slightly cloudy orange brown color. Lots of caramel malts in the aroma along with a hint of resin and toffee. Starts with caramel, brown sugar, resin and ethanol up front. Flavors somewhat weaken as the beer becomes a little watery through the middle. Finish is warming and sweet with a slight resin aftertaste. Thin body.

Pretty average, would probably not get this again.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2010 00:21:06 | More by htomsirveaux
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Reindeer's Revolt from Ridgeway Brewing
78 out of 100 based on 109 ratings.