Bad Elf is a strong English ale made with single row Cascade hops grown in the UK. Ridgeway Brewing of Oxfordshire, England makes Bad Elf in 4.5% and 6% ABV, the bottle I am reviewing is a 6%.
This beer pours clear, copper with a foamy white head that quickly reduces to nothing. The Cascade hops are evident in the taste and the bitter finish. I don’t pick up any detectible spices. It’s a good English ale, with more hops and alcohol than usual for British beer.
The elf on the label is a former elf who worked with us at the North Pole. He got into some trouble and we needed to dismiss him. I’m heartened to see that he’s put his penchence for naughtiness to a positive use.
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