Reindeer Droppings - Ridgeway Brewing
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2.58/5 rDev -24.1%
Pours a clean orange-ish color with a small white head. In the aroma, a small roast and a note of gingerbread like malt. In the taste, dryer malt, with notes of gingerbread and tea. A small bite and medium bodied mouthfeel, with a dry maltiness in the aftertaste. Kind of a boring, basic English ale.
12-31-2012 17:54:00 | More by OWSLEY069
2.73/5 rDev -19.7%
Served in a shaker pint glass at Old Chicago.
The guy next to me at the bar told me to try this one, so i decided to accept his suggestion. It pours a hazy pale-ish straw topped by a finger of light cream foam. The nose comprises wheat, light bubblegum, banana, light pepper, and lemon zest. The taste holds notes of sharp citrus peel, clove, pepper, wheat, sourdough, light dry honey, banana (peel and all), cedar, and walnuts. Honestly, this concoction does not sit on my tongue nicely at all. The body is a heavy-feeling light (I told you it didn't sit on my tongue well, right?), with a light moderate carbonation and a slightly watery feel. Overall, I really did not enjoy this beer. The seemingly off flavors, when mixed and striking my 'buds, really don't endear the beer to me at all.
12-25-2010 02:25:41 | More by TMoney2591
2.8/5 rDev -17.6%
The colour is amber (22 EBC). The high foam slowly sinks down to a finger thick lid leaving lots of lacing.
The smell is hoppy with lots of grass, hay and flowers. Toffee and sweet fruit candy. Fruity bitter notes, some chalk and minerals.
The taste is bitter in an American way, but the flavours are English with lots of hay, apricots, dried flowers and dried fruits. Semi-sweet notes, some toffee, caramel and hint of overripe fruits. Bitter tree-sap and banana peels. Medium to ligth body. The aftertaste is somewhat pungent and very bitter with dried fruits and hints of roasted nuts.
The carbonation is medium strong, the small bubbles smooth. The liquid is dry and quite light.
Too much bitter hops, not enough body to match it.
11-13-2011 19:08:26 | More by bark
3.03/5 rDev -10.9%
Reviewed from notes.
Pours out a lighter amber color with a dash of hazing and a flash head that only leaves behind minimal amounts of lacing. Lighter side of medium body heft and carbonation levels, again the beer seems slightly thin.
It has a relatively muted aroma that contains a bit of toasted bread and a small amount of grapefruit and herbal hopping. Tastes of pale cracker-malts with a touch of caramel, a small amount of orange peel, and some floral / grassy hopping accents in the background. This is a passable beer, but really nothing inspiring or amazing.
09-07-2012 22:47:23 | More by WastingFreetime
3.28/5 rDev -3.5%
First had: on cask at Teresa's, Wayne, PA
Appeared a clear orange-gold color with a delightfully bubbly white head that laced quite a bit. Didn't really give off too much of an aroma that I could detect, just hints of grains and some light fruit and maybe a bit of barnyardishness. Taste of pale malts, grains, citrus pith, herbal hops. Started out pretty good, but actually finished kind of bland and metallic. Pretty light mouthfeel, not quite medium in body, fairly drinkable overall, but not something I'd imagine myself ordering again.
12-15-2011 02:15:42 | More by Rifugium
3.33/5 rDev -2.1%
Poured from a brown 16.9 oz. bottle. Has a cloudy bronze color with a small head. Smell is very mild, a hint of citrus. Taste is hops up front, some citrus, a touch of malts. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and has good drinkability. Overall this is a pretty good beer.
02-03-2011 15:38:06 | More by tone77
3.38/5 rDev -0.6%
Pours a three finger off-white head that fades to a thin layer leaving a good lace. Crystal clear amber color. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Light caramel and hop nose and flavor is caramel more than balanced by the hops with lingering hoppy finish. $6.10 for a 500ml bottle from Tully's Beer & Wine Wells, ME.
01-18-2012 23:28:20 | More by jdhilt
3.4/5 rDev 0%
A: Flat rustic orange with a fair amount of clarity reveals a rapid and spacious show of macro bubbles. The head is bready in appearance with deep pores, but sticks like glue on the glass with a generous lace forming a full tribal band design on the glass.
S: The nose had a fairly weak show with only hints of mandarin oranges and a light funkiness that was hardly enough to get geddy about. Not much else here.
T: The flavor was malty oranges with light instances of lemon bitterness with a fresh wet hoppiness. Sweet malt gets balanced by an English pale ale amount of hops with a lemony quench of wet hops. The finish finds some grapefruit pulp, small instances of sweetly toasted malt and a touch of herbaceous hops on the fade.
M: The body is medium, slick with a slight malty feel. Smooth texture with a festive spicing brought about by warming and longer holds.
D: Decent drinkability. Slides down with fair ease especially for a 6.0%
12-21-2010 00:11:59 | More by beerthulhu
3.45/5 rDev +1.5%
A: The beer is clear yellowish amber in color and has the faintest hints of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that quickly died down, leaving lacing on the surface and a collar of large bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of butter and caramel malts in the nose along with some hints of fruity yeast.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and additional notes of toffee with a little bit of sweetness, but this is held in check by a slight amount of bitterness, the latter of which lingers through the finish.
M: It feels a bit shy of being medium-bodied on the palate and generally has a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is a little maltier and sweeter compared to other English Pale Ales, but it is still very easy to drink and gives a little variety for the holiday season.
12-19-2012 02:17:37 | More by metter98
3.5/5 rDev +2.9%
A - Poured out a clear, golden amber color with a one-finger, tan head of bubbly foam. It had okay retention and left some sudsy trails of lace.
S - It smelled floral with notes of sweet bready malt and grains.
T - It tasted malty and sweet with a slight spiciness. Even a touch of pepper.
M- It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light bodied ale with a dry finish.
O - This is a nice English Pale Ale. Not something I'd stock up on, but worth a try.
12-18-2011 03:11:10 | More by zeff80
3.53/5 rDev +3.8%
Clear coppery amber colored beer with a tall off-white colored head.
Smells mostly of tobacco. English hops with tobacco and leather being the dominant smells here. Smells herbal with some butter in there.
Starts out herbal and sharply bitter for the style. Very herbal. The flavor is like it smells tobacco and leather. Quite a dry beer, not much residual sugars here.
Mouthfeel is good.
Overall this is OK. Main problem is the bitterness is up to the annoying level, needs to be more balanced.
11-06-2011 23:33:20 | More by Zorro
3.53/5 rDev +3.8%
Another Christmas offering at The Chimes... this one's only $6.50 for a 1/2 liter bottle as opposed to the "Lump Of Coal" which was $9.
Served with a small pilsner glass... pours a deeper yellow color with a bubbly white head.
The aroma is definitely grainy, with some nice hopping to it as well. Not like you're going to see out of a west coast IPA, but about right for a British bitter.
The taste is slightly hoppy and refreshing. There is a definitely a malt presence as well but it doesn't come through strong and plays second fiddle to the hops.
Decent beer, not bad at all from a brewery that seems to market themselves as a holiday brewer.
12-04-2010 23:53:09 | More by theboozecruise
3.58/5 rDev +5.3%
Pours medium orange with a brief white bubbly head that reduces to a ring. But big surprise, that tiny ring leaves some great lacing.
Light toasted malt and some very light fruit. A bit of buttered toast.
Hop leaf bitterness up front, some toasted malt, a touch of sweetness, some boiled grain. But all of this is pushed aside by bitterness. Some slight grapefruit at the very end, and barely noticeable fruit. OK, but needs a bit more intensity, and the pure bitter edge actually is hiding shortcomings in this beer.
Medium bodied, lightly carbonated.
Decent drinkability, but not superb. This is a seasonal close-out at $2.99, and at that price, it is very good. Original price for 1.9 pt. is $6.99 marked. No way would I buy this again at that cost. So, average, decent, but overpriced when the beer is freshest.
03-31-2011 23:49:05 | More by OtherShoe2
Reindeer Droppings from Ridgeway Brewing
79 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.