Bad Elf (4.5% ABV)
Ridgeway Brewing

Bad Elf (4.5% ABV)Bad Elf (4.5% ABV)
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Bitter - English Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)
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3.13 | pDev: 6.71%
Ridgeway Brewing
England, United Kingdom
Bad Elf (4.5% ABV)Bad Elf (4.5% ABV)
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BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

3.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

From the bottle, it pours a clear golden amber with a modest off-white head that slowly reduces and leaves lacing. In the nose, it is light and a touch malty. In the mouth, it is the same - light malt, but it is a touch bitter.

Sep 06, 2020
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Premo88 from Texas

2.84/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

16.9 oz. bottle poured into nonic
(F20 227 code printed on label)

L: almost flat gold, some amber in it; no head or even a full skin, just a colony of large soapy bubbles

S: yeast, peach tart, hints of sweet malt

T: yeast ... loads and loads of yeast and a farmhouse funk flavor, not sour or tart but a strong aged hop flavor, greenish and earthy, cilantro, lime peel

F: light, a bit watery but despite looking almost flat it does have enough carbonation to make it work

O: disappointing because Ridgeway generally delivers high quality stuff; this one didn't take the bottle conditioning well at all would be my guess — the yeast flavor is very strong like a farmhouse ale

Dec 09, 2018
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BlackHaddock from England

3.34/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bottle: BBD Feb 14, poured into a UK pint sleeve on 8th Dec 13.

Slight haze to my golden bodied brew, white head.

The nose was of semi-sweet malty molasses with hints of mixed spices, the taste was similar to the aroma with malts leading a spicy centre. Although malty it was also fairly sharp and tangy in the mouth which in turn led to a dry mildly bitter finish.

Body depth OK, never had the 6% version so can't compare.

Dec 08, 2013
Bad Elf (4.5% ABV) from Ridgeway Brewing
Beer rating: 3.13 out of 5 with 5 ratings