Seriously Bad Elf | Ridgeway Brewing

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Seriously Bad ElfSeriously Bad Elf

Brewed by:
Ridgeway Brewing
England, United Kingdom

Style: English Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Winter

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Added by ADR on 11-11-2005

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Ratings: 206 |  Reviews: 131
Photo of RichH55
4.5/5  rDev +33.5%

Photo of ckollias
3.79/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed this bottle out of a Belgian tulip glass.

A: Pours a clear golden orange hue with a thin, 2-finger, white head that very quickly dissipates in to a non-existent lace with no trail down the glass.

S: Sweet deep caramel aroma with citrus buttery aroma.

T: Very sweet malty with caramel and some dark fruit flavors. Alcohol present but masked but the malt nicely.

M: Medium body and minimal carbonation.

O: Interesting strong ale. Very malty – not my favorite brew buy worth a try.

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Photo of FrankJCurtin
3/5  rDev -11%

Photo of cliff1066
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of IvoryFoxhole
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of JakeDebus
2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

Photo of MisledTitan
4/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of Thomas_Picton
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Fantalek
4/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of hopstermonster1
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Zraly
1.98/5  rDev -41.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a clear yellow with a minimal white head. Smells of fruit, corn, and bubblegum. Faint hint of floral perfume. If you did not see anyone pour this, you could assume it was an adjunct lager from afar.

Overly sweet and sugary. Tastes like canned corn and high fructose corn syrup. Honey. Medium-bodied and sufficiently carbonated. Overly malty and faint wisp of earthy hops; not enough to round this ale out, though. Not at all what I hoped for or anticipated. It reminds me of a high-octane lager that has gone bad -- or was bad to start. Alcohol is overly present.

I am not finishing the bottle and am not purchasing this again. Just drinking a few ounces of this makes me think I might have a headache tomorrow. If this wasn't so expensive, I'd say it could be enjoyed underneath a bridge, paper bag and all. (No offense to winos or the homeless.)

Seriously Bad indeed.

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Photo of rolltide8425
4/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of jrfehon33
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of dmorgan310
4/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of beergoot
3.35/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Crystal clear, golden yellow body a a decent yet thin white head. Rich, mellow grainy malt aroma; some corn. Heavy cracker flavor initially, mild malt; kind of boozy halfway through; somewhat bitter. Medium-light body; a bit fizzy; dry.

An okay but rather blah strong ale. The alcohol presence comes across as the most distinctive characteristic which, for my preferences, I'd rather go with a bourbon. A more malt-like profile with a more distinctive yeast character would go a long way in improving this beer. Not bad per se, and drinkable, but hardly memorable.

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Photo of Woodysbeard
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of metter98
3.33/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear yellowish amber in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: There are sweet aromas of apples and grapes in the nose; this becomes a little boozy as the beer warms up.
T: Like the smell, the taste is both sweet and fruity and also has some hints of caramel with a very slight amount of bitterness. There are some hints of scotch.
M: It feels medium- to full-bodied and a bit smooth and syrupy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. There is a little bit of alcohol warming in the finish.
O: This is a nice beer to sip but this is something that needs to be done slowly because it’s rather strong and there are some notes of alcohol in the taste.

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Photo of beerpadawan
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of ssjkyle
4.25/5  rDev +26.1%

Photo of zonker17
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of BWHD
3/5  rDev -11%

Photo of bigeyedfish89
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of beerme626
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of szmnnl99
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Seriously Bad Elf from Ridgeway Brewing
3.37 out of 5 based on 206 ratings.
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