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Pickled Santa - Ridgeway Brewing

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76
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111 Ratings
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Ratings: 111
Reviews: 76
rAvg: 3.3
pDev: 18.48%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ridgeway Brewing visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: scottoale on 11-04-2008)
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bluejacket74

Ohio

3.08/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

500 ml bottle. Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours a clear amber/orange color with about an inch off-white head that stayed around for a little while. There's a small amount of lacing. Aroma is nice but light, it smells like nutmeg, cinnamon, coriander, and some bready malt. It tastes like bready malt, nutmeg, cinnamon, and some apples. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's smooth and has low/moderate carbonation. I think it's an OK brew, but I probably wouldn't buy it again at $4.99 a bottle. Just seems average overall to me.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2012 23:28:30 | More by bluejacket74
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.23/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

From the bottle marked F15-282. Sampled on January 16, 2014.

It has a copper-orange pour with decent clarity and a head that whisks away as quickly as it forms.

It smells distinctively English with the roasted caramel malts and a touch of cinnamon and nutmeg along with a pear-like character.

Thin to medium body.

The taste is fairly sweet and caramel like but it is not anything I have not had before. Slightly bitter ending.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2014 23:33:36 | More by puboflyons
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civicm87

New York

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

01-02-2014 14:57:33 | More by civicm87
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kyle86

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

12-31-2013 00:48:29 | More by kyle86
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Kirk

United Kingdom (England)

2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

12-28-2013 18:05:08 | More by Kirk
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jslice99

New York

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

12-24-2013 03:30:47 | More by jslice99
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Chucker17

South Dakota

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

12-20-2013 04:04:04 | More by Chucker17
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CFHMagnet

Ohio

3.45/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It's that time of year again. While I could give a crap about the holidays, it does bring around a new season for beer.

I get a half finger of rather fizzy head over a light copper body. The head is almost completely gone in less than a minute, leaving not even a ring when it finally goes. Not even an attempt at lacing here.

Smells principally of malt, ginger and nutmeg.

Malt and nutmeg open up. Ginger and coriander round it out.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied. It has just a little bite to it, and a little snap on the end.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2013 23:49:16 | More by CFHMagnet
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RBorsato

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +28.8%

10-22-2013 16:10:41 | More by RBorsato
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THECPJ

Delaware

2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

09-03-2013 20:59:29 | More by THECPJ
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Cooker_stp

New York

4/5  rDev +21.2%

08-27-2013 00:46:39 | More by Cooker_stp
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Eric908

South Dakota

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

07-31-2013 21:11:19 | More by Eric908
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JamLand

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

07-01-2013 22:40:21 | More by JamLand
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thampel09

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -9.1%

06-26-2013 02:55:49 | More by thampel09
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HoistinBrews

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

03-09-2013 04:26:39 | More by HoistinBrews
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

03-02-2013 16:42:01 | More by DrunkinYogi
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cliff1066

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

01-12-2013 16:22:11 | More by cliff1066
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dmorgan310

Panama

3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

01-07-2013 06:06:34 | More by dmorgan310
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

3.43/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clean orange-ish to yellow color with an off white head. In the aroma, a lighter gingerbread like malt. In the taste, mellow across the board, with some dry cinnamon in there. A spice like bite and a medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a dry cinnamon flavor in the aftertaste. Cinnamon stands out, but still quite basic for an English ale.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2012 17:56:44 | More by OWSLEY069
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astidad

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

12-20-2012 03:24:14 | More by astidad
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KatieKaBoom


3/5  rDev -9.1%

12-16-2012 07:16:02 | More by KatieKaBoom
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Larrydoherty

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -9.1%

12-02-2012 12:31:13 | More by Larrydoherty
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harpus

Alabama

2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

11-27-2012 19:39:51 | More by harpus
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TonyW


4.5/5  rDev +36.4%

10-25-2012 15:17:04 | More by TonyW
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WastingFreetime

Wisconsin

2.43/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Reviewed from notes.

Pours out an orangish-amber color with good clarity but only a single finger of off-white head that fizzles out to nothing in less than 30 seconds, no lacing at all on the inside of the glass. Lighter side of medium body thickness and carbonation levels.

Smells mostly like nutmeg and werther's original candies, with lighter amounts of cinnamon and cardamom aromas floating around the edges of the biscuit / caramel malt aromas. Taste is VERY much buttery, so very buttery that it becomes a bit of an issue for my tastebuds unfortunately. If I concentrate really hard, I can try to ignore the buttery flavors and find the spicing from the nose in my mouth, but it just really doesn't work out for me in the end. Way too much diacetyl ruins it for me, I'm left with the gustatory impression of a stick of butter that has been rolled around in a crushed holiday spice blend. If only there were more malt relative to the butter content, this one could have been tolerable for me.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2012 00:25:53 | More by WastingFreetime
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Pickled Santa from Ridgeway Brewing
76 out of 100 based on 111 ratings.