Reindeer's Revolt | Ridgeway Brewing

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BEER INFO

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

Style: English Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by jdhilt on 11-15-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
143
Reviews:
82
Avg:
3.4
pDev:
13.53%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
2
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Ratings: 143 |  Reviews: 82
Photo of PJCarnell
3.44/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kmanjohnson
3.38/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hman43
2.9/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Look: Pours dark gold with a slightly off white head.

Smell: There are some earthly aromas with alcohol, and slight fruit.

Taste: There are earthly flavors with alcohol and slight cherry and sugar.

Feel: It is rather heavy and thick with minimal bitterness in the finish.

Overall, an interesting beer with the earthly flavors dominating and the sweetness of fruit is in the background.

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Photo of Ozzylizard
3.48/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

$ 4.35 (Including tax)/500 mL bottle ($ 0.257/oz) at Fairgrounds Wine & Spirits, Danbury, CT
Bottle marked F16-267 PBT 2:09:02 at 42 degrees into a hand washed and dried imperial pint, allowed to warm to 50 degrees
Aroma – initially very fruity, fades
Head – Large (Maximum eight cm, aggressive pour), light tan, creamy with rocks, diminishing to a three mm ring and creamy layer.
Lacing – good. Wide rings of tiny to small bubbles
Body – Bright orange, some chill haze
Flavor – begins with malty sweetness with some weak hops flavor finishing. Ester fruitiness present throughout. No alcohol, no diacetyl.
Palate – medium, watery, soft carbonation

A little sweet for my tastes but still palatable. Flavor does not overcome the price point so… one and done.

Appearance 4, Aroma 3.5, Flavor 3.5, Palate 3.5, Overall 3.25

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Photo of BranfordBound
3.32/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint, this one comes out a slightly hazy amber color with a nice fluffy egg shell head that leaves some lacing. Smell is very bland, some amber malts and some ale yeast. Taste isn't that great, either. I thought by the name this would be some type of spiced ale, but in the end it's just a boring amber ale. Sweetness first, some fruits and grain, earthiness near the end, maybe a bit of bitterness. Overall tough to drink, too much body. Pass!

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Photo of fishguyac
3.61/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mmmbeerNY
3.36/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of XsoldoutX
3.15/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jjd315
3.1/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Korbynlehr
3.92/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.38/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Best before 9/24/16.

Pours a hazy dark orange with a foamy tan head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Thick rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, earth, and nut aromas. Taste is much the same with malt, fruit, earth, and slight metallic flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of 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 that smells solid, but the slight metallic flavor I am getting detracts from the drinkability a bit for me.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Pours brilliant dark gold under a lacy 2” sudsy off-white foam collar. S: Spicy malt aromas. T: Bread and biscuit and hints of fruit. F: Creamy smooth, soft on the palate, medium body, medium low carbonation. O: Easy to drink, mild flavor.

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Photo of DaveHack
2.83/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of millerbuffoon
3.02/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JamieDuncan
3.51/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mooseisloose
2.3/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Just finished Santa's Butt so what is next, why reindeer's revolt of course, let's give it a whirl. Popping the top I get a very ready brown sugar waft. On the pour this brew is translucent copper with a two finger creamy head that quickly recedes. On the taste this brew has graham cracker taste mixed with a funky bitterness that for lack of a better word is turpentine-like. A very odd bitterness and cracker flavor. Not my cup of tea.

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Photo of mwar
3.38/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MenardMa
3.04/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Johnny_Duck
2.84/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of olbubba
4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of terrysjag
3.24/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Extrajoker00
3.53/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of benloho
3.09/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ygtbsm94
2.83/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Aroma of caramel malt, buttery, faint spice, citrus, & floral notes, biscuit. Taste sweet malt, biscuit, toffee, slight grassiness.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.29/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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Reindeer's Revolt from Ridgeway Brewing
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