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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by ybnorml on 11-25-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
461
Reviews:
276
Avg:
3.41
pDev:
14.08%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
25
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Photo of TheWiredDJ
2.94/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of MenardMa
2.87/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of LarryMyers
3.24/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of richkrull
3.09/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Hellpop65
2.9/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of scotorum
3.58/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the 25 oz. bottle into a Tree House tulip.

a: Translucent dark copper with a finger plus thick slightly offwhite head which receded to thin surface foam and patchy lacing. 3.75
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s; Caramel malt. 3.75

t; Caramel malt under some black coffee and slight notes of dark fruit. mostly dry finish. 3.5

m: Light to medium, ok body, some carbonation tingle. 3.5

o: A mild tasting porter, easy drinking, certainly much better than one might imagine Santa's Butt. 3.5

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.37/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours an almost opaque super dark crimson-brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, and char aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa, char, and slight smoke flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer with solid aromas, but the flavors are a bit muddled in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of RJLarse
3.56/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I bought a bottle of Santa's Butt in a bottle shop. Poured in to a pint glass.

Pours a translucent garnet red color, clear with a small fizzy head.

Smell is a sweet earthy aroma, caramel and peat.

Taste is sweet and candy-like. Long on caramel and toffee and short on roasted flavors, charcoal and coffee.

Mouthfeel is thin and watery.

Overall just an average, water porter. More of a holiday gimmick than a high quality beer.

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Photo of little_star
3.54/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lstorie3
3.68/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.88/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

500 mL bottle labeled F16-266 at 50 degrees into snifter
Aroma of toasted malt
Head small (2 cm, aggressive pour), light brown, frothy, diminishing to 3 mm ring and layer
Lacing poor – few small islands of tiny bubbles
Body dark brown, clear
Flavor begins with toasted chocolatey malt which ends slightly bitter; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium to full, creamy, soft carbonation

Appearance 3.75, Aroma 3.75, Flavor 4, Palate 4, Overall 3.75

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Photo of lysergicdream
3.28/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of BeerDreadz
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of oxfordmini
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Brevbin
2/5  rDev -41.3%

Photo of RogieRog
3/5  rDev -12%

Photo of SeanMurray
3/5  rDev -12%

Nothing Special. Kinda disappointing.

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Photo of ghettobooty88
3.16/5  rDev -7.3%

Photo of tdm168
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of ImperialStout
2/5  rDev -41.3%

Photo of alostplot
3.44/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of Okiehops31
2.48/5  rDev -27.3%

Photo of olradetbalder
3/5  rDev -12%

Photo of Gregwa
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of wrightst
4/5  rDev +17.3%

Santa's Butt from Ridgeway Brewing
3.41 out of 5 based on 461 ratings.
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