Reindeer's Revolt | Ridgeway Brewing

Reindeer's RevoltReindeer's Revolt
BA SCORE
3.36/5
143 Ratings
Reindeer's RevoltReindeer's Revolt
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by jdhilt on 11-15-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,866
Reviews:
82
Ratings:
143
pDev:
13.69%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
2
Trade:
0
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2/5  rDev -40.5%

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2/5  rDev -40.5%

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2/5  rDev -40.5%

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2/5  rDev -40.5%

Photo of mooseisloose
2.3/5  rDev -31.5%
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 cnally
2.49/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

amberish bronze coloring and a soap sud head. carbonation bubbles all around.

yeasty scents. rusty water. grainy and woodsy. wet grass smells.

surprising hop bitterness right up front. full of the bitter part of that description, a balanced yet wild flavor.

feels bubbly and dry on the tongue.

seasonal obviously, but a lacking overall flavor is compounded by the i-wouldn't-want-to-stick-my-nose-in-this-beer-for-too-long effect. maybe appealing to an IPA drinker that doesn't like a round, balanced hop flavor and a whole lot more bitterness than I desire.

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Photo of IdrinkGas
2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

Photo of Chico1985
2.63/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Sigh. Still reviewing Christmas beers 2+ weeks after the fact. Shame on me.

Copper-colored pour with thick+bubbly white head. Retains easily at a half-finger while leaving nice lacing.

Scent is extremely plain. The faintest of faint hints of honey and bread. Impressively vapid.

Taste, luckily, is an improvement, but really not interesting. Herbal+light veggie tones, sweet malts, bread, apple butter, and some nutty malts. Pretty bland.

Decent mouthfeel that seems a bit on the thin side. Low-medium carbonation.

Really not much going on with this one. Some decent malt flavors but overall very tame and uninteresting.

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Photo of Minkybut
2.67/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I poured this awful beer into my tumbler at 45 degrees. The beer was a cloudy sort of golden orange color. The beer poured no head at all and it had a fruity smell to it. The brew was bitter with also a very sweet hit to it. Very strange brew that I will not buy again as I think I know what was in this bottle that came from the deer.

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Photo of ygtbsm94
2.83/5  rDev -15.8%
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 DaveHack
2.83/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Johnny_Duck
2.84/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Mora2000
2.88/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours orange color with a white head. The aroma is somewhat faint but appears to be mainly caramel malt. The flavor is heavy on the caramel malt with a little bit of hop bitterness. You also get some caramel candy flavor. The finish is somewhat dirty. Thin body and highly carbonated. Not much of a beer.

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Photo of THECPJ
2.9/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Reviewed from notes

Appearnace: clear amber, 1 finger white head, no lacing

Smell: malts, caramel, and some sort of fruitiness

Taste: biscuity/bready, malts, caramel

Mouthfeel: mild carbonation, almost flat, medium body, dry finish

Drinkability: it's decent, though a bit bland, good for a stocking stuffer for the father in law

Cheers!
The CPJ

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Photo of hman43
2.9/5  rDev -13.7%
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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2.91/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a ruby amber color. Finishing with a thick tan creamy head. Almost zero lacing. Smells of burnt prunes, maybe some raisins too, and dark roasty malt.

Thick full body feeling, kinda chewy. Maybe i should have a fork? Tastes dry, bitter, burnt chalk, with a very harsh alcohol taste afterwards, very strong.

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2.95/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

One of three odd beers picked up at Leaf & Ale in Knoxville, TN while visiting family at Christmas. I chose this one on the belief that it was a winter warmer. My mistake.

It pours a dark amber, and a very thick, off-white head formed quickly. The head was sustained for quite some time. The nose is full of floral hops, with some malted grains and citrus in the background. Some fruity esters are also present, but they're very faint. The flavor wasn't at all what I expected: it was very mild, much like an English Pale Ale, with an accent on the hoppy finish. Really, it just tastes like a mildly souped-up pale ale. The slightly higher alcohol doesn't really affect the taste. It's certainly smooth, as many English ales can be.

I have found many of Ridgeway's brews to be, at the very least, interesting. Although there's really nothing wrong with this one, it certainly doesn't stand out for any particular reason, and the flavor is too one-dimensional to induce one's palate to a new experience.

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Photo of Offa
2.95/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This is ok, but disappointing.

This beer looks good since it's a clear, dark reddish copper with a light tan head that's pretty big and dense, slowly shrinking to a permanent thin head leaving some weak lacing.

The aroma is rather English and malty with yeasty wheat bread, crackers, and hints of nuts, earth, and pine.

The taste does not live up to the smell and displays little of the depth or complexity that the aroma promises. It is mostly alcholic, the malt thin, weak, and one-dimensionally caramelly. The hops seem slightly acrid, bitter hops with no real character aside from of stale leaves. However, it thnen finishes with a decent light bread character. As it warms, the acrid quality decreases and the beer becomes more smooth, but despite this it is consistently too bland and too alcoholic.

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Photo of Pencible
2.96/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This poured clear gold with light tan head. It smelled skunked at first, but that subsided to a typical lager smell with scents of earthy barley and fresh wheat malts and lemon and copper hops. As it warmed, the smell of creamy yeast became quite noticeable. It tasted like earthy barley and cultured yeast with some copper hops and a bit of grassy and lemon hops. It was watery with some carbonation, and had a bitter aftertaste. Overall this was unimpressive. It definitely seemed more like a lager than an ale, and there was nothing Christmas about it. It had a boring flavor that was a bit muddled, and a decent body. I wouldn't call it terrible, but it was tedious to finish the glass.

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3/5  rDev -10.7%

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3/5  rDev -10.7%

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3/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of OldTime
3/5  rDev -10.7%

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Reindeer's Revolt from Ridgeway Brewing
Beer rating: 3.36 out of 5 with 143 ratings
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