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Pickled Santa - Ridgeway Brewing

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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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3/5  rDev -9.1%

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01-12-2013 16:22:11 | More by cliff1066
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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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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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12-20-2012 03:24:14 | More by astidad
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3/5  rDev -9.1%

12-16-2012 07:16:02 | More by KatieKaBoom
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3/5  rDev -9.1%

12-02-2012 12:31:13 | More by Larrydoherty
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2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

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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

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3.35/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Portion of a 22oz bottle served in a pint glass.

Pours a clear amber with a bone colored head that has acceptable retention. The large head does reduce rather quickly.

A spicy and modestly malty aroma with hints of an ABV higher than the actual 6%. Plenty (perhaps too much) of spice in the long lasting aftertaste. Finish is slightly dry and mildly bitter.

O: not a great holiday brew, but drinkable, and with the cute label and name, capable of fostering holiday spirit.

Serving type: bottle

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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.23/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured out of a bottle into a tulip.

A – Poured out a light brown to golden with a small half finger of stark white head. Touch of lacing.

S – Has an interesting nutmeg and cinnamon smell. Fairly strong. Smells like a holiday candle.

T – Taste is extremely light. Has the same flavor hints as the smell but very faint. Not really much to it. Cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg. Bready malts.

M – Light to medium bodied with light carbonation. Tingly on the palate but oddly dry.

O – This had potential with the smell but the flavors fell a bit flat. It’s not a bad brew but it could be a bit more assertive with the taste.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2012 01:01:44 | More by GallowsThief
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3.03/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured a clear amber orange, if there was a head I missed it, no lacing.

Aroma of cinnamon spice, floral hops and light malt.

Taste of allspice, stale bread, floral hops and hints of sweet apples.

Mouth Feel was light body, little carbonation, thin, dry and a little tingly.

Overall an average beer with a nice aroma and a disappointing taste.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2012 00:25:50 | More by dtivp
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3.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

16.9 oz. poured into a pint glass.

A: Poured a hazy copper color with a big 3 finger head that settles quickly to a ring with no lacing at all.

S: Strong cinnamon smell upfront, little light caramel and spices mixed in, hint of alcohol.

T: Sweet malt from start to finish.... nice mix of spices... cinnamon right up front with a nice mix of caramel & nutmeg.

M: Medium body with a light carbonation.

D: Not a bad little winter warmer. I like the mix of flavors and a pretty good ABV.... Worth looking for.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2012 01:58:40 | More by mralphabet
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Pickled Santa from Ridgeway Brewing
76 out of 100 based on 111 ratings.