Santa's Butt | Ridgeway Brewing

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BA SCORE
3.39/5
462 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#42,138
Reviews:
277
Ratings:
462
pDev:
14.16%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
25
Trade:
0
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Photo of VaporDome
3/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Chico1985
3.09/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Ahh, Santa's Butt. Such an infamously corny seasonal beer that I've grown a soft spot for this ol butt over the years. Which could be said for most of the Ridegeway Christmas beers really, but something about the butt is special.

A - 500ml to a pint. Pour is dark brown and translucent, head is light beige and finger-height. A thin ring and a few lace bits remain by the end.

S - Faint with grains, cocoa, bread, and a slight roasted coffee tone.

T - Taste is also on the tame side, quite watery here actually, but overall a pretty pleasant flavor. Decent mesh of roasted and cocoa, oats and bread, with some earthy spicy flavors going on as well.

M - A bit thin with somewhat high carbonation for the style. The body isn't too bad for the ABV but the flavors are so muted. Literally tastes watered down.

O - If you're looking for a really, really light porter that's still 6%, try it out. It tastes pretty decent if you can get at it, kinda unique too with the earthy/spiciness, unfortunately it's all extremely muted for some reason. Good as a gag gift in more ways than just the label.

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Photo of Poloplaya
3.72/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nat1975
3/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Proclarush
3.52/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KensWorld
3.67/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

2oz pour: Dark brown but light goes right through it, not good. Minimal head that fades fast. Not much smell as all some malt. The taste is very light, i mean a blind test would never guess it’s a English Porter. Apparently this is what the brewery was after so I can’t rate too low. It’s an average beer 3.50

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Photo of Lare453
2.75/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of pat61
4.18/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours brilliant light chestnut under a clingy 2”off-white foam collar S: Biscuit aromas with chocolate notes. T: A chocolate covered biscuit with a dose of nuts. F: very smooth, creamy, soft on the palate. O: This is a drinkable, mild malt driven porter that goes down easy

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Photo of hopkrid
3.42/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Homebrew
3.44/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FLBeerGuy
3.37/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RKing44
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of deltatauhobbit
3.46/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a darkish brown color with little head, no lacing on the glass.

Smell has a large roasted malt aroma, hints of toffee and coffee.

Taste starts out with a caramel malt flavor, dark roasted coffee-like bitterness, more bitter than I would have thought too, a slick presence on the tongue with a medium yet crisp carbonation, finishes semi-dry surprisingly, bit on the thin side for a porter though.

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Photo of mooseisloose
3.14/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Santa's Butt OMG let's give it whirl. Popping the top I get nice wafts of charred malts and earthy noble hops. On the pour this brew is barely translucent deep brown with a thin tan head that quickly disappears. On the taste the brew has hints of molasses right up front with a nice toasted malt, very English-like approaching a brown ale ever-so-much. A tad bit watery on the mouthfeel. A good drinker not so great a porter but what can you expect from Santa's Butt!!

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Photo of gouettn
3.1/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of AdmiralOzone
3.53/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of B-Land
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dovers
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Snodman
2.42/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Appearance – Poured a dark mahogany semi-clear color with one finger of khaki tan head. Minimal lacing along the sides of the glass. Below average retention.

Smell - Sweetness, stale coffee smell or coffee that's been out a bit and gone cold, hint of molasses, and some toffee

Taste - not strong, mild, subtle coffee, "drinkability" as they say. not too bitter or sweet, kinda pale.

Mouthfeel –Not a lot going on. It came and went with little to no fanfare.

Overall- Nothing special about this beer. I probably even overrated it a bit. Won’t try it again on purpose.

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Photo of avwrite
3.04/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pretty accurate title for this beer (I kid, I kid). Seriously though, had a rather strange taste to it and it was not a smooth ride going down.

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Photo of Extrajoker00
3.71/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hophugger
2.89/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours a dark brown and lets a little light through along the edges. Head is fizzy and leaves quickly, leaving decent lacing. Aroma is very light but malty. Taste is really light, really too light to be called a porter IMO. Flavors are there, just subdued and slightly watery. Mouthfeel is decent but does not have that thickness and mouth coat of a porter.

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Photo of xtonytx
3.44/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of terrysjag
3.37/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Spectre1966
2.77/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Santa's Butt from Ridgeway Brewing
Beer rating: 3.39 out of 5 with 462 ratings
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