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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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3.1/5  rDev -8.8%

Reviewed from tasting notes.

Pours out a light brownish-amber color with a brief-lived head for a minute that collapses back to an off-white rim around the inside of the glass, no real lacing is left behind on the inside of the glass. Body and carbonation levels are both on the lighter side of medium strength. Texturally, it feels just a bit too thin, and could have used a bit of a carbonation boost.

Smells mostly of semi-dry toffee malt, morning bun dough and brown sugar with chopped pecans sprinkled on top, and a subtle earthy noble hop accent in the background. Tastes of the same doughy-toffee sweetness but doesn't have a great portion of the nuts and hopping strength that was present in the nose. I'm not sure what makes this a Christmas Ale as the label of the bottle claims, and not just another dark ale, as I could not really detect any sort of holiday spicing element in particular.

09-07-2012 21:54:59 | More by WastingFreetime
Photo of beerpadawan


3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

08-27-2012 00:22:10 | More by beerpadawan
Photo of OriolesFan1008


3/5  rDev -11.8%

06-07-2012 14:42:24 | More by OriolesFan1008
Photo of tvv375ia


3.53/5  rDev +3.8%

poured from 16.9oz bottle into imperial pint glass

A-fairly clear dark ochre with about a 2 finger head that leaves a little lcaing as it fades

S-lots of bready malts with a touch of dark fruits and a little carmel

T-bready character comes through here also with faint carmel and just on the fnish a bit of orange citrus

M-good carbonation but pretty light bodied

O-nothing in it that really makes it seem like a christmas beer to me, it is light enough that it can be had most of the year without feeling heavy

03-20-2012 05:40:44 | More by tvv375ia
Photo of tone77


3.53/5  rDev +3.8%

Poured from a brown 16.9 oz. bottle. Has a caramel color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is slightly sweet, malts, bready. Taste is malts, nutty, caramel, some hops, a light bitterness.Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall makes for a solid offering.

03-13-2012 14:19:37 | More by tone77
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

03-05-2012 17:03:39 | More by LJWalker
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2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

02-21-2012 15:32:21 | More by Kahlerbock
Photo of PorterLambic


3.63/5  rDev +6.8%

Pours a clear, bright light copper/orange with a light tan head atop. Decent lace left behind.
Smell is a well-balanced mix of caramel maltiness and herbal hoppiness. A light citrus note follows through, increasing slightly as it warms.
Taste is a nice balance of hops and malt as the English ales do so well. Citrus with notes of caramel and herb.
Medium bodied with a solid effervescence up front previews a drying finish. Hops holds sway here, especially in the aftertaste. Alcohol is very subdued for 6% ABV. A good solid brew though I see nothing to back up the "christmas ale" on the label. No spices, nothing that typically comes as a winter seasonal brew. Had some of that been present, I could have easily gone higher in several areas.

02-07-2012 02:55:15 | More by PorterLambic
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2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

01-29-2012 18:39:05 | More by groetman
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

01-28-2012 17:42:37 | More by OldTime
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United Kingdom (Wales)

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

01-12-2012 17:19:57 | More by CwrwAmByth
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2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

01-04-2012 01:43:03 | More by IdrinkGas
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4/5  rDev +17.6%

Ridgeway’s Reindeer’s Revolt has a medium, soapy, cream-colored head and a somewhat hazy amber appearance, with pretty thick lacing left behind and a few streaming bubbles. The aroma is mild, but one can detect hay, citrus, sweetness, and bread. Taste is of sweet barley malt, hop bitterness at the back end, caramel, and toffee. Mouthfeel is medium and soft, and Reindeer’s Revolt finishes fairly crisp, semi-dry, and it has high drinkability. Overall, this is good, and I certainly think it’s worth a try.


12-29-2011 16:13:28 | More by RonaldTheriot
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4/5  rDev +17.6%

12-26-2011 22:51:14 | More by Pskiv
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

12-26-2011 17:01:39 | More by jeffthepony
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

A - 1 finger of cream colored head with nice retention. Copper/amber body with a slight haze. Tight patterns of lacing.

S - Bready biscuit malt, very yeasty, fruity alcohol, faint citrus.

T - Bready and malty with a dose of grassy hops upfront. Fruit breathes in through the middle along with a slightly buttery caramel malt. Finishes crisp with grassy hops and steely caramel left on the palate.

M - Medium body, medium carbonation.

Not really Christsmasy, this could be enjoyed anytime of year. Easy drinking and good looking. The alcohol shows up but is subtle and adds dimension.

12-11-2011 04:30:42 | More by StaveHooks
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4/5  rDev +17.6%

12-07-2011 00:27:31 | More by jaidenjb
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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

3/5  rDev -11.8%

11-28-2011 17:20:03 | More by Rochefort10nh
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

11-23-2011 04:05:26 | More by Exiled
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4/5  rDev +17.6%

11-22-2011 19:15:39 | More by imperialking
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West Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Appears a pale copper hue with a slight hazed overcast, visually pretty appealing forms a light tan head with fine even bands of lacing. Aroma is super fruity with layers of baked christmas bread and an oak barrel aged cherry syrup back ground note. Earthy herbal hops seem to blend within the style as well, pretty interesting smelling beer. I like the concept of the label and the idea of a reindeer rebelling against Christmas and Santa's Dominion. Flavor as a whole is pretty nondescript English style without too many bells and whistles. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a slightly syrup like finish, even keeled drinkability not outwardly too flavorful. A nice Christmas beer marketing brew with more commercial dollar incentive than substinence.

11-04-2011 23:33:45 | More by WVbeergeek
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4.1/5  rDev +20.6%

(Served in a nonic)

A- This beer pours an orange body with a sea of tiny bubbles that race to the surface of a thin head with big bubbles floating on top. The head is antique white and clings to the glass with each sip.

S- The slightly sweet toffee notes take on more caramel notes as the beer opens up and a light buttery diacetyl note comes through with some raw grain and graham notes finishing the aroma.

T- The dry light roasted notes blend with some softer sweet woody toffee notes and a dry finish with a soft bitterness lingers. As the beer warms there is a nice mineral water flavor underneath that comes through.

M- The medium mouthfeel has a slight slippery texture and a soft carbonation in the finish with no alcohol heat noted.

D- The nice aroma is rich and similar to the the softer flavor that comes through. This is a nice beer for quafting in the winter.

04-07-2011 20:56:12 | More by rhoadsrage
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3.13/5  rDev -7.9%

Pours a slightly cloudy amber gold with a one finger white that dissipated quickly with very little lacing.

Aroma of bready malt, caramel and sweet fruits.

Taste follows the nose with a caramel / toffee sweetness, malts and a slight mustiness.

Mouthfeel was medium leaning light body with light carbonation.

Overall an average strong ale, probably would pass on future purchase. Great label on the bottle, which is the highlight of this beer.

03-22-2011 00:02:23 | More by dtivp
Photo of THECPJ


2.9/5  rDev -14.7%

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


03-04-2011 04:28:48 | More by THECPJ
Reindeer's Revolt from Ridgeway Brewing
78 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.