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Reindeer Droppings | Ridgeway Brewing

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BEER INFO

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

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by bobsy on 05-22-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#39,950
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
49
pDev:
12.02%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
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3
Trade:
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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reindeer Droppings has a thick, off-white head, a clear, bubbly, amber appearance, and narrow lacing left behind. The aroma is of sharp, yeasty, barnyard whiffs, with some sourdough bread and dried fruits. Taste is of the same elements, with zesty, horseblanket yeast, spiced holiday white bread, and mellow hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is low medium, and Reindeer Droppings finishes on the dry side.

RJT

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Photo of Ozzylizard
3.82/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

$ 4.24/16.9 oz bottle ($ 0.251/oz) at Fairgrounds Wine & Spirit, Danbury, CT
Bottle marked F16 24D at 42 degrees into a hand washed and dried JK snifter, allowed to warm to 50 degrees
Aroma – very faint malt
Head small (Maximum < 2 cm, careful pour), off white, frothy, diminishing to a three mm ring with drag marks and a rocky partial layer
Lacing fair – broken partial rings of tiny to small bubbles
Body medium amber, chill haze
Flavor – begins with a little malt and sweetness, ends with some mild bitterness and a hint of diacetyl; no alcohol
Palate light, watery, soft carbonation

This is a very mild and delicate beer when compared to what I usually drink and I have to resist the urge to gulp it down. It is certainly not a bad beer but definitely has to warm a bit before the nuances begin to appear. This was store-aged on a shelf at room temperature under fluorescent lights for at least six months before I bought it, yet it’s still decent – makes me want to try it fresh!

Appearance 3.75, Aroma 3.5, Flavor 4, Palate 3.5, Overall 4

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Photo of mmmbeerNY
3.31/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tbryan5
3.6/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Typical run of the mill amber ale. Good but not great flavor with some bitterness so it isn't overly sweet. Got as a gift and would not buy again. I am guessing that most people that are reviewing this beer though did not buy it themselves.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.13/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Best before 9/2/16.

Pours a hazy honey orange with a foamy tan head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, earth, floral, and citrus fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with toast, earth, dirty citrus zest, and slight grapefruit juice 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 average beer that smells decent, but the flavor has an odd dirty citrus fruit quality that I am not a fan of.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Pours brilliant dark amber under a clingy 1” sudsy white foam collar. S: Bread aromas, traces of fruit. T: Spicy malt with a little toast and nuts and a moderate dose of hops that balances the malt flavors well. F: Medium to medium light body, medium low carbonation. O: Not spectacular but decent.

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Photo of Zuidman
3/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jwhancher
3.39/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear golden copper with long lasting white head and carbonation that seems to keep going. Smells of honey, white grapes, green raisins, and a touch of grapefruit peel. Aroma is sweet overall, almost honeydew like. Taste takes a big back seat to the aroma. Almost neutral tasting, sorta weird considering how much character the aroma gives off. Tastes grainy with some honey sweetness. Feels medium-light bodied with upfront sweetness that gives way to an ample touch of bitterness. No astrigency, no noticeable alcohols.

Overall, a promising beer in the aroma which somewhat disappoints in the flavor. I'm wondering if they mashed higher or added more residual sweetness or even more body, this one might score a bit better. Somewhat disappointing.

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Photo of dhannes
2.67/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

L=Not amber, but dark gold, like Miller or other AAL's...but a 3 finger bright white head helped.
S=Biscuits and skunk.
T=Rather skunky, like a green bottled beer. This bottle may have been brewed back in July, so it may not be representative of the beer at its freshest.
F=Not too shabby--low carbonation, and nice drinkability.
O=Not on my 'to buy again' list...while I got it at a decent price, there are too many other better beers to try instead,

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Photo of micropale
4.25/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful beer with a great smell, taste, and a smooth feel.

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Photo of thebigredone
3.38/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of olradetbalder
3/5  rDev -12%

Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.43/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A 500ml bottle with a BB of July 2015. ABV is stated as 4.7%. Acquired ages ago from Sainsbury's as part of their 2013 Beer Hunt. An English amber ale with a gimmicky name.....

A: Poured into a straight pint glass. Bottle conditioned. A bright golden-amber hue with fine sediment and plentiful carbonation. Produces a large head of creamy white foam with excellent retention; this settles as a thick surface layer. Slight lacing.

S: Aroma of fruity hops and grainy malt, with hints of citrus, mild white grape, floral notes, faint raisins, ale yeast and subtle stewed leaves. Not bad.

T: Tastes of grainy malt with a hoppy character and a dry, bitter finish. Notes of citrus, mild peel, a touch of white grape, grass/hay, grain, ale yeast, earthiness and stewed leaves. Well-attenuated, followed by a crisp, hoppy bitterness upon swallowing.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and dry, with spritzy carbonation and decent body. Slightly astringent, accompanied by an aftertaste of subtle aromatic hops, earthy yeast and stewed leaves.

O: Not very Christmas-like but a decent pale ale. Looks great, while the aroma and flavour achieve a balance between light grainy malt and mild aroma hops. Pleasant bitterness. Body is OK. Goes down without complaint; worth trying if you chance across it.

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Photo of wrightst
4/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of malfunxion
2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

Photo of JoelClark
3/5  rDev -12%

Photo of Drknight
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Griffith
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of Stidge77
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of KYGunner
3.71/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This beer holds no real Christmas appeal, other than the name, but I get an Old World flavor that makes it quite enjoyable.

It poured with a clearness and clarity of a filtered ale and held a amber to dark orange hue.

The smell and flavors were nearly the same as a toasty, biscuity malt was prevalent. There was quite a bit of cereal grains and even a touch of wheat germ. The malt took on a nutty and caramel malt personality towards the end.

The feel was exceptionally light, almost bubbly. It gave the feel of being any easy sessionable style.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of vinicole
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Cooker_stp
3.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of Eric908
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of rallyr32
3/5  rDev -12%

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Reindeer Droppings from Ridgeway Brewing
Beer rating: 3.41 out of 5 with 49 ratings
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