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Black Dog Whitby Abbey Ale

Black Dog
Brewed at Hambleton

Style: Bitter
Whitby, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.02/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
Cask; Regular. Has also been available bottled. Brewed under contract by Hambleton between 2001, when the original Black Dog brewery closed, and 2006 when it was resurrected under new ownership.
A light coloured bitter with a distinctive aroma. A unique flavour with a bitter finish. A light and fruity bitter, Abbey Ale has quickly established itself as one of our customers’ favourites, rivalling sales of Rhatas.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
gegwilson (3284) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2014
Cask in the Black Horse, Whitby. A golden ale with a white head. Floral notes and tea also. Quite lightweight. Not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (7960) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2012
Cask-conditioned at the North Yorkshire beeriodical, the Seven Stars, Bristol 10/12/2012.Deep gold with a slight white head. Decent session bitter with some solid malts, touch of fruit and lingering, bitter finish. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2011
Cask @ The Station Inn Whitby. A clear golden colored beer, with a white head. The aroma of malts, fruits with some bitter. The taste is sweet in the beginning, then it becomes bitter and fruity. The aftertaste is bitter with a little sweet and has fruits.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bullit (4460) - Burgos, SPAIN - FEB 17, 2011
Cask @ Bon Accord. Dark golden colour, off-white head. Aroma is caramel malts. Flavour is caramel malts, fruits, slightly dry finish. Unimpressive.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2010
Cask at Wellington Arms, Bedford. gold with a small white head. One of those confusing aromas. At first I said metallic and leafy, but a mango fruitiness emerged. Taste seemed to confirm initial diagnosis: rough and nettly with cardboard and a sharp bitter finish. Interesting, but on balance more of a miss than a hit.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
berkshirejohn (6077) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2009
Cask at the Three Guineas, Reading. Amber with a white head; rather thin and watery, slightly grainy flavour. Not very exciting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (21899) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 23, 2009
Cask with Goldorak @ bow bar... golden yellow ... creamy white head .. lemon hop nose ... soapy hop ... dry fruits ... wishy washy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (4212) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2010 Cask/gravity at last weekend’s Kingston beer festival. Slightly cloudy with no head, peaches on the nose, hints of ginger and wood on the palate. Re-rated at the Fox, Hanwell, hop leaves and mango on the nose, crisp malty body, very much like a light ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2008
Cask, 3 Guineas, Reading. Lightish golden colour with a white head. Fruity aroma. Really pretty tasty stuff, nice balance of hop and tangy fruit. Good finish. Liked this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2007
Cask conditioned - handpump - Malt Shovel Northampton. A straw golden coloured beer with a creamy white head. The aroma and taste are both lemony citrus and there is a biscuity quality to the malts. Fairly decent.

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