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


on tap

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RATINGS: 910   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ManVsBeer (5971) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2015
Bottle from Cooperative, Hebden Bridge. Copper-amber in colour with a thin head. It’s a light tasting bitter, with a light bitterness and similarly light toffee notes. Has a decent body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
colui72 (326) - HONG KONG - JUN 5, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2015 This is a traditional bitter. Not bad. Not too tasty. Not my favourite style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blackisle (1228) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2015
Bottle 50cl. (from drinks-of-the-world.de). Clear deep amber, small frothy off-white head, mostly lasting, fair lacing; aroma sweet malt, caramel, bit toasted, yeast, grass; taste medium bitter, light sweet, malty, earthy; medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation, dry bitter aftertaste, earthy notes, bit spicy; decent bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sinte (418) - Udine, ITALY - MAY 18, 2015
Bottle 0.5L. Clear copper body with average, frothy, off-white head, mostly lasting with some lacing. Moderate hoppy (flowers, citrus) and light malty (caramel) aroma, with fruity notes. Moderate bitter flavour with a light-to-moderate sweet character; bitter finish. Light-to-medium body with watery-to-oily texture; average carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
zimbo (766) - SCOTLAND - MAY 5, 2015
Had this many times. Hops are somewhat underwelming and there is some fruit and pepper but structurally yhis beer needs some scaffolding and disinction.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerAndPonies (119) - Medicine Hat, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 2, 2015
500 ml bottle from Sobeys Liquor, served in a nonic pint glass. Pours a slightly hazy orange-copper shade with mousse-like foam that retains well and leaves thick lace rings. Nose is heavy with toasty malt and earthy, dusty red fruit, somewhat winey. Mmmmm...taste-wise, there’s dense malt toast topped with wine-like fruits, and the earthiness isn’t as noticeable. A wee bit thick, with a soft bitterness and a pleasant finish. This is a damn good bitter, one I’d be happy to drink all day. It knows what aromas and flavors to present, and does not disappoint. Top me up!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ceason (30) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 16, 2015
Pours a sparkling dark amber with an average off-white head. Aroma of sweet caramel malt, light flowery hops, spices and yeast. Appearance and aroma are nice so you expect pretty good things from the taste but unfortunately it’s a disappointment. The taste is slightly bitter and average but the aftertaste is quite unpleasant and the palate is too harsh. A mediocre ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
guzgorog (483) - FRANCE - APR 15, 2015
belle couleur ambrée, cuivrée limpide ,mousse blanche et bulles abondantes,inhabituel pour une ale anglaise. Nez de houbons herbeux et de caramel je dirai (mais le mien est bouché...). Bouche sur les houblons herbeux et epices, amertume soutenue mais tres agréable. bonne carbo, corps leger.Bonne ale anglaise !

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Don2711 (251) - - APR 6, 2015
Caramel colour. Lot of carbonation. Quite bitter. As bottled goes not bad. Good for barbecue. Okay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Westmeister (2096) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 21, 2015
March Ale Alpharetta. Caramel notes, floral hops, fruity. Overall nothing special, but really quite drinkable and nice at the same time. I haven’t had a bitter in a long time and this was a nice change of pace.

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