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

bottled
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RATINGS: 897   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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alethol (110) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2015
Nice amber colour. Good aromas of malt, sweetness. Tastes a bit thin, bitter and one-dimensional. Not as nice as the Golden Sheep.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cunningham (5326) - Halden, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2015
Lovely amberish color with a fine off white head. Ok lacing down the glass. Moderate sweet aroma with a nice hoppy note. An refreshing and fine flavor. Moderate caramel, some toffee, mild fruity and a fine hoppy touch. Nice one!
[Bottle from Mark]

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
redders1974 (213) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2015
Always in the larder at my dads easy drinking session ale not very complex Best drunk: at a BBQ with family when nothing better is lurking

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrBlueSky93 (401) - Sutton Coldfield, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2015
Bottle from Tesco. Light Brown in colour, very clear, single finger head. Heavy Carbonation. Aroma of malts, tree, piney, tomato almost. On the taste, a lot of malts, strong hops, lemon. A lot of bitterness on the finish, very nice.

3.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CStang67 (27) - - FEB 6, 2015
500ml bottle pours nice deep bronze color with bright white head that slowly settled to a lasting thin 1/2 pencil head. The aroma was malty with a hint of fruit hut all in all the aroma is low with a very little citrusy hop presence. Taste is malt forward rich bread and caramel notes throughout the palate. Bitterness is strong which leaves a nice dry finish. A very refreshing sessionable beer that is one on my favorite English bitters I had while in the UK.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nilz (444) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - FEB 3, 2015
500ml bottle pours a dark amber ale with a white lasting head. Aroma, molasses malt. Taste, malty, mildly bitter. Refreshing!

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
funcut (366) - SIBENIK, CROATIA - JAN 15, 2015
hvala mom prijatelju i kolegi pivopiji Vedranu na ovoj pivi ...nakon prvotnog razmisljanja da je ovo jako crno pivo usljedilo je razocaranje i crvenkasto lagano pivo ...ipak okus je dosta izrazit i zanimljiv ..odlicno ime piva i okus ...moze se piti

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (5869) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 10, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours amber, nose is fruity, toffee, taste is similar, floral, caramel.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mjp12 (676) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2015
Standard English bitter, easy drinking, great with a ploughmans, but nothing special.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jackafholmes (601) - - DEC 29, 2014
Christmas gift. Pale amber with a good white head. Aroma is dry malty and slight zest hop. Slight dry bitter Taste. A bit on the fizzy side, definitely more suited to cask. Nice plain bitter.


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