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Pickled Santa | Ridgeway Brewing

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by scottoale on 11-04-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,877
Reviews:
80
Ratings:
125
pDev:
17.82%
Bros Score:
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It has a copper-orange pour with decent clarity and a head that whisks away as quickly as it forms.

It smells distinctively English with the roasted caramel malts and a touch of cinnamon and nutmeg along with a pear-like character.

Thin to medium body.

The taste is fairly sweet and caramel like but it is not anything I have not had before. Slightly bitter ending.

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I get a half finger of rather fizzy head over a light copper body. The head is almost completely gone in less than a minute, leaving not even a ring when it finally goes. Not even an attempt at lacing here.

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Pickled Santa from Ridgeway Brewing
Beer rating: 3.31 out of 5 with 125 ratings
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