Bad Elf Winter's Ale | Ridgeway Brewing

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Bad Elf Winter's AleBad Elf Winter's Ale
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3.52/5
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444 Ratings
Bad Elf Winter's AleBad Elf Winter's Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ridgeway Brewing
England, United Kingdom
ridgewaybrewery.co.uk

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Winter

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Added by Loki on 11-26-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,286
Reviews:
252
Ratings:
444
pDev:
14.77%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Yeah, I really didn't dig this beer at all. it has style issues: looks like a blonde, smells like a sour and dinks like a pils. Go figure.
Pours golden in color with a fizzy white head with no carbonation.
Aroma was funky and skunky some malts and tart.
Taste seems like a pils in that it was dry and sharp.
Bought a couple of these down at the craft beer outlet and I'm a bit disappointed.

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Purchased at my local Cost Plus World Market for about $5 as part of a trilogy of winter beers from England with silly holiday-themed names including “Lump of Coal Stout” and “Rudolph’s Revenge” that I, being silly sometimes myself, just could not resist.

Poured a nice amber color with a tan, two-finger high head that quickly yielded to a little lacing as I sipped.

Smelled of hops, though not nearly as strong as I would have expected for a beer that claimed to be heavily hopped. There was lots of malty sweetness in the aroma as well.

Mouthfeel was smooth, with a nice carbonation.

Taste was (thankfully) not as sweet as I worried it might be, though I’d have expected a little more spice (orange peel, white pepper, coriander) for a winter ale. An English ale that is not at all unpleasant, even drinkable, but not spectacular.

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Bad Elf Winter's Ale from Ridgeway Brewing
Beer rating: 3.52 out of 5 with 444 ratings