Ringwood Fortyniner | Ringwood Brewery

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Ringwood FortyninerRingwood Fortyniner

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Ringwood Brewery
England, United Kingdom

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by rastaman on 09-18-2003

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Ratings: 52 |  Reviews: 23
Reviews by IchLiebeBier:
Photo of IchLiebeBier
2.75/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Appearance: Orangish bronze; small head, good lacing

Aroma: Malty; bready; slightly hoppy; light dried fruit

Taste: Thin and malty on start; puckery in the middle with a dry, hoppy finish; too thin; not complex at all

Remarks: Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

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Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.05/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A 500ml bottle with a BB of Feb 2012, so it's just out of date.

Poured into a Sam Smith's pint glass. A golden-amber colour with faint haze and good carbonation. Forms a small head of white foam that disappears rapidly. Aroma of subtle caramel malt with a dominant note of stewed leaves and a whiff of fruity yeast.

Tastes of caramel malt with a harsh, dry bitterness. Hints of grain, caramel and earthy yeast, followed by a stewed leaf character. Rather dry. No hop aroma to be found. Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly, with considerable astringency. Dries the palate. A harsh stewed leaf aftertaste.

Meh - not great. I simply don't like the overcooked hop bitterness - it reminds me of tea that's been stewing in the pot for too long. Aside from that, this is just another bog standard ale. Nothing to get excited over; give it a miss.

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Photo of dwren89
3.21/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: golden amber with white fluffy head, great clarity

Aroma: dark fruitiness, subdued caramel character, earthy and slightly floral hop character

Taste: Moderate caramel character at first with a dark fruitiness that washes over the palate next, finishes with a nice bitter tinge of earthiness and a hint of floral hops.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium-low carbonation, medium body

Overall Impression: A solid English Pale Ale that incorporates all the usual stylistic ingredients-- caramel and fruity malt character, earthy and floral hop, bitter finish, clean yeast. Well balanced and a good beer to drink. Good not great.

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Photo of rastaman
2.48/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Maybe i was in a really harsh rating mood, or maybe it was because i had it from the bottle, but this bored the hell out of me. Sticky and soggy mouthfeel. Some sweet malt at first, but it dries out quite a bit. Has some decent tangy citrusy hops. Medium length on the finish. A touch boring.

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Photo of intoxabroad
2.5/5  rDev -23.8%

Photo of beerinabottle
4.42/5  rDev +34.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Decent drinkable nothing special session ale. Different label than shown here. Wild boar caricature.

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Photo of thecheekybrewer
2.62/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Beer pours cloudy with lots of carbonation. The light reddish-brown color is reminiscent of Lipton tea steeped for a long time. I saw virtually no head.

Beer smells musky, wheaty, and of old fruit or vegetables.

There's intense, biting hops at the first taste. Carbonation disappears quickly.

The beer has a watery, hoppy and almost moldy mouthfeel.

Incredibly weak, watery finish.

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Photo of Tokyotippler
3.46/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rwalford74
3.09/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BlackHaddock
3.37/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Hand-pulled half-pint in The Wheatsheaf at Chetwyn Aston on 11th Jan 2014 during a CAMRA road trip.

Good solid golden body with a full white crown of foaming bubbles.

The aroma was a pleasant blend of malt molasses: fruity and semi-sweet caramel esters being the main smells.

The taste was also malty and fruity, with very little hop evidence throughout: a mild citrus feel however does appear as the beer warmed in the glass.

Medium body depth that carries the flavours and alcohol easily: decent, without setting the world alight.

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Photo of Drummermean
3.6/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of vinicole
3.46/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of spinrsx
3.2/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Phil4983
1.56/5  rDev -52.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.25

Meh, just got back from Weymouth, ringwood beer is everywhere, like the bitter on pull. Got this in a bottle, not keen at all, not a nice taste at all

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Photo of EmperorBevis
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of FrizzBizzle
2.36/5  rDev -28%

Photo of thehyperduck
3.76/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

500 mL bottle from a Marston's sampler picked up at the LCBO, the last of six. Best before July 31 2015 and served slightly chilled.

Pours a hazy golden-amber hue, topped with one finger of loose, relatively short-lived white head. After a minute or two, only a bubbly film survives at the surface, ringed with a thin collar. The aroma is quite appealing - some nutty, biscuity malts, toffee, grainy sweetness and a leafy, somewhat earthy background tone from the decidedly English hop bill. Appropriate for the style.

Not bad at all, though I'd argue that it's definitely crossing into English bitter (possibly even ESB) territory with the pronounced bitterness in the latter half of the profile. Initially there is lots of grainy sweetness, caramel and biscuity malt goodness, with a hint of nuttiness. Vaguely buttery, with notes of appleskin. The finish is dominated by the leafy hops and slight earthiness that I picked up on the nose, providing an off-dry finish. Light-medium in body, with gentle carbonation that gives this ale a smooth, satisfying feel in the mouth.

Final Grade: 3.76, just barely edging into the B+ range. Ringwood's Fortyniner is a well-made, full-flavoured English pale, and the presence of their house yeast should be quite detectable to anyone who has much experience with the strain. One of the better beers in this sampler pack, and something that most English 'real ale' fans should be able to appreciate with little fuss. I'd drink it again, for sure.

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Photo of headstash
3.12/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of GreenCard
3.85/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance: light brown/gold, slight haze, frothy layer of off-white suds, good head retention

Aroma: dry lagery malt, appley hops, hint of caramel

Flavor: light malt sweetness with a nice crisp backbone, slightly fruity hops (passion fruit), finishes dryish with a mellow bitterness in the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: medium-light body, fine carbonation, crisp texture

Other comments: This beer is a breath of fresh air! Very fresh and very drinkable. Immensely enjoyable!

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Photo of jmtpi
3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of Don71
4.75/5  rDev +44.8%

Photo of MEP
4/5  rDev +22%

Photo of MisledTitan
4.25/5  rDev +29.6%

Photo of seanyfo
3.51/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pint served by handpump at local wetherspoons in imperial pint glass.

A- Lager golden blonde, with a solid creamy white head, producing good lacing.

S- Some grassy notes ,a little syrupy sweetness, some grain and biscuity malt.

T- lightly malty sweet with a faint floral hoppy finish which although subtle in flavour is nicely balanced.

M- Light and creamy.

D- Easy to drink subtle flavoured sessionable brew, perhaps a little more hop profile would make it more refreshing, but still pleasant enough

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Photo of Doiv
3.36/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a coppery golden colour, with a head that quickly subsides.
The aroma is pretty nondescript, the odd hit of citrussy tones.

The mouthfeel is smooth, silky and slightly heavy with some dryness, but not a particularly phenomenal flavour - is slightly citrussy but otherwise not great.

It is, however, very drinkable and would probably make one of the best session beers I know. Not remarkable but very agreeable.

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Ringwood Fortyniner from Ringwood Brewery
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