Santa's Butt | Ridgeway Brewing

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BEER INFO

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

Style: English Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Winter

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Added by ybnorml on 11-25-2004

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#43,426
Reviews:
281
Ratings:
475
pDev:
14.12%
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Appearance: Deep amber in color, almost opaque, with a dusting of white foam, which rings the glass walls as well. Thin, broken lacing adorns the glass walls.

Aroma: Mild notes of coffee and bitter chocolate dominate, as well as sweet vinous aroma.

Taste: Mild roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee carry the taste from start to finish. Beneath this there is a wave of sweet alcohol. Finishes with a mild coffee note.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, full, and pleasant.

Drinkability/notes: Pleasant and drinkable, an understated, but quite drinkable porter.

Presentation: Packaged in a sixteen-ounce brown glass bottle with a pop-off crown, served in a standard pint tap glass.

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From winter brew tasting notes (2010): Pours clear dark brown with almost no head. This beer smells of sugar, molasses and, oddly enough, a light lager, maybe Natty light. The flavor in this beer is definitely lacking a little bit, especially for a winter porter. The nose is slightly bitter, but it has an ambiguously sweet aftertaste.

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a: dark black/brown body with light tan head that fades to leave some tan splotches on top

s: some light warm apple; light chocolate; brown sugar syrup; sweet spices; yeast;

t: warm yeast/fresh baked bread; a lot of fruity overtones; light bitterness; prunes; very sweet

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Pours dark, leaves no head at all, no lacing. It tastes like a christmas tree in a glass! no - really, this is strange. I cannot describe this flavor except, well, like, here in Indiana it is cold at Christmas time, and we go out and cut down a tree and bring it in the house - and this beer tastes like the house smells when we bring in the Christmas tree....

It seems a little watery, but cleanly flavorful of that dry-air christmas tree scent/taste. There is decent fizz in the mouthfeel, and the finish is very very clean.

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Santa's Butt from Ridgeway Brewing
Beer rating: 3.4 out of 5 with 475 ratings