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Brewed by Black Sheep
Style: Bitter
Ripon, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 863   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle; Pasteurised.
"Beers for bottling are drawn from brewery conditioning tanks and transported by road tanker to our bottlers. There they are chilled, stored for ten days, then filtered and bottled. At the end of the bottling process, the bottles are pasteurised, labelled and packed."
"Brewed with many generous handfuls of choice Golding hops, it is full flavoured ale with a rich fruit nose. The bittersweet malty taste is followed by an uncompromising long, dry and bitter finish. This beer was the first, most successful, of all of our bottled beers."


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamestulloch (1351) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle, gift from Dad. Amber body with a thin white head that holds well. Aroma of earth, wood and tea. Flavour of caramel, tea, lime and grass. Medium body with an oily texture. Soft fizz. A subtle, tasty Bitter. Very enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hockeybeerguy (1972) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a nice hazy golden orange color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. There was some light foamy lacing that trickled down the glass in a nice speckled sort of way. The smell had some nice light fruity and slight sweet nuttiness. The soapiness normally smelled in English pale ales is tamed fairly well in this one. The taste was mainly sweet through the fruits and nuts. On the palate, this one had a super long dry and sweet finish with a fairly decent sessionability about it. Overall, nice English pale ale that would probably be a go to for me if I lived in the distro of this thing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
christhoel (48) - chesterfield, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2014
medium body, average carbonation, bitter, medium bitterness, golden, clear, frothy, pours a nice glass of beer this 1 and keeps a nice white froth for quite some time highly recommended .

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wolfcarnival (82) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 23, 2014
Tanned this rapid before heading out to the france switzerland game on friday. It was alright. dry malty sweetness next to sharp bitter hops. not much else goin on but its a decent session beer

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Iznogud (637) - CROATIA - JUN 23, 2014
Bottle, 500 ml in London, UK. Amber colored with white head. Malty caramel with hint of fruits.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
aleksander9 (403) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 20, 2014
Pours a clear amber with impressive off-white head. Aroma is really impressive fruity English ale with loads of sweet jam components. It also has honey, noble hops, caramel and biscuits. Round and fruity palate. Aftertaste is spicy and floral noble hops, toffee and honey.The noble hops lingers nicely. Overall: Wow. very impressed. Excellent fruity aroma paired with a very nice hop bite in the end.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Burgers (313) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 27, 2014
Clear light amber, fair white head, medium carbonation. Sweet and bitter palate. Black pepper and faint charcoal aromas. Fairly understated. Nothing to get excited about unless you’ve been drinking terrible beer all your life.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jice (98) - Grenoble, FRANCE - MAY 25, 2014
Une bonne bière anglaise, très agréable et légère. Sur l’instant, bonne impression. J’y reviendrais.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
capetownbrew (18) - SOUTH AFRICA - MAY 10, 2014
500ml Bottle, 4.4% ABV. Pours amber with an off white head. I really enjoyed this one!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Douberd (2223) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAY 7, 2014
Bottle 500 ml at home, poured into a Guinness big glass, ABV 4.4% Nice looking clear beer, deep orange copper to very light amber in colour, with two fingers of slighty off-white head, very thick and soapy, with such a great retention. Medium thick wall of lacing formed around the glass. Aroma of toasted malts, a bit of caramel, butter, hops, biscuits. Taste has a nice bitterness, quite intense, with long duration and hints of biscuits, caramel malts, english hops. Quite dry on the palate, smooth and creamy, medium thin body, good carbonation. Overall an easy drinking bitter, quite good.


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