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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:
#39,911
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
49
pDev:
12.02%
Bros Score:
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Photo of OWSLEY069
2.6/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours a clean orange-ish color with a small white head. In the aroma, a small roast and a note of gingerbread like malt. In the taste, dryer malt, with notes of gingerbread and tea. A small bite and medium bodied mouthfeel, with a dry maltiness in the aftertaste. Kind of a boring, basic English ale.

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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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2.78/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Served in a shaker pint glass at Old Chicago.

The guy next to me at the bar told me to try this one, so i decided to accept his suggestion. It pours a hazy pale-ish straw topped by a finger of light cream foam. The nose comprises wheat, light bubblegum, banana, light pepper, and lemon zest. The taste holds notes of sharp citrus peel, clove, pepper, wheat, sourdough, light dry honey, banana (peel and all), cedar, and walnuts. Honestly, this concoction does not sit on my tongue nicely at all. The body is a heavy-feeling light (I told you it didn't sit on my tongue well, right?), with a light moderate carbonation and a slightly watery feel. Overall, I really did not enjoy this beer. The seemingly off flavors, when mixed and striking my 'buds, really don't endear the beer to me at all.

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2.88/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

The colour is amber (22 EBC). The high foam slowly sinks down to a finger thick lid leaving lots of lacing.

The smell is hoppy with lots of grass, hay and flowers. Toffee and sweet fruit candy. Fruity bitter notes, some chalk and minerals.

The taste is bitter in an American way, but the flavours are English with lots of hay, apricots, dried flowers and dried fruits. Semi-sweet notes, some toffee, caramel and hint of overripe fruits. Bitter tree-sap and banana peels. Medium to ligth body. The aftertaste is somewhat pungent and very bitter with dried fruits and hints of roasted nuts.

The carbonation is medium strong, the small bubbles smooth. The liquid is dry and quite light.

Too much bitter hops, not enough body to match it.

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3/5  rDev -12%

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3/5  rDev -12%

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3/5  rDev -12%

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3/5  rDev -12%

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

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3/5  rDev -12%

Photo of WastingFreetime
3.03/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed from notes.

Pours out a lighter amber color with a dash of hazing and a flash head that only leaves behind minimal amounts of lacing. Lighter side of medium body heft and carbonation levels, again the beer seems slightly thin.

It has a relatively muted aroma that contains a bit of toasted bread and a small amount of grapefruit and herbal hopping. Tastes of pale cracker-malts with a touch of caramel, a small amount of orange peel, and some floral / grassy hopping accents in the background. This is a passable beer, but really nothing inspiring or amazing.

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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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3.24/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

First had: on cask at Teresa's, Wayne, PA

Appeared a clear orange-gold color with a delightfully bubbly white head that laced quite a bit. Didn't really give off too much of an aroma that I could detect, just hints of grains and some light fruit and maybe a bit of barnyardishness. Taste of pale malts, grains, citrus pith, herbal hops. Started out pretty good, but actually finished kind of bland and metallic. Pretty light mouthfeel, not quite medium in body, fairly drinkable overall, but not something I'd imagine myself ordering again.

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of tone77
3.29/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 16.9 oz. bottle. Has a cloudy bronze color with a small head. Smell is very mild, a hint of citrus. Taste is hops up front, some citrus, a touch of malts. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and has good drinkability. Overall this is a pretty good beer.

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

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3.36/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a three finger off-white head that fades to a thin layer leaving a good lace. Crystal clear amber color. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Light caramel and hop nose and flavor is caramel more than balanced by the hops with lingering hoppy finish. $6.10 for a 500ml bottle from Tully's Beer & Wine Wells, ME.

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3.38/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Flat rustic orange with a fair amount of clarity reveals a rapid and spacious show of macro bubbles. The head is bready in appearance with deep pores, but sticks like glue on the glass with a generous lace forming a full tribal band design on the glass.

S: The nose had a fairly weak show with only hints of mandarin oranges and a light funkiness that was hardly enough to get geddy about. Not much else here.

T: The flavor was malty oranges with light instances of lemon bitterness with a fresh wet hoppiness. Sweet malt gets balanced by an English pale ale amount of hops with a lemony quench of wet hops. The finish finds some grapefruit pulp, small instances of sweetly toasted malt and a touch of herbaceous hops on the fade.

M: The body is medium, slick with a slight malty feel. Smooth texture with a festive spicing brought about by warming and longer holds.

D: Decent drinkability. Slides down with fair ease especially for a 6.0%

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

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