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


on tap

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RATINGS: 941   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ndburns (150) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2016
500ml bottle from a friend. Pours copper with a small off white head. Aroma of malt, hops and chestnut. Flavours similar, not especially flavorful, and a little watery.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerNinjaUK (239) - Wiltshire, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2016
500ml bottle given to me by a friend. Aroma bitter with some fudge and sawdust. Pours dark amber with watery head.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vighals (3065) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - MAR 22, 2016
Gylden brun noe tåkete med lavt hvitt skum. Lukter lett brent karamell og noe røde bær. Mild. Kort bitterhet, noe brent karamell. Lett sødme. Kort.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LomYst (780) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 22, 2016
Kruidige hoppen... bitter.. beetje zou lijkt het wel? Niet heel doordrinkbaar... beetje saai

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BierMeHoos (557) - Maryland, USA - FEB 16, 2016
Where: Old Line Fine Wine Spirits & Bistro. How: 500ml bottle. Appearance: Pours clear copper with nice beige head, good retention. Aroma: Liquorice-tinged malt and English hops. Taste: Warmish malt flavours and slightly astringent hop bitterness. Palate: Light body but rather creamy however it does have a slightly strange finish. Overall: Not bad, interesting bitter. Worth a try.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
canddw (98) - - FEB 11, 2016
Lively from the bottle. Amber with thin head and soft carbonation. Malty, yeasty nose with wood hints. Dry malty taste with hints of grass, toast, earth, marmite and metal, but a bit watery. No finish to talk of. Watery palate as well.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kanaclane (320) - - FEB 3, 2016
Nez: Caramel, terreux Bouche: Caramel, terreuse, final sec Une bonne bière mais un peu trop caramel à mon goût.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PlutonowyMan (456) - POLAND - JAN 22, 2016
Kolor herbaciany, klarowny, piwo od góry zamkni?te jest sporych rozmiarów, be?ow? pian?. Aromat: chmielowy, karmelowy z odrobin? skórki od chleba. W smaku karmel, s?odowo??, wyczuwalna jest lekka, pieprzowa przyprawowo??. Goryczka: sucha, zio?owa, do?? d?uga. Wysycenie ?rednie, odpowiednie. Wydaje si? ?e Black Sheep Ale jest odrobin? za "chude". Wygl?d 4/5 Aromat 5/10 Smak 6/10 Odczucia 3/5 Razem 14/20

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LazyPyro (528) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2016
500ml bottle. Clear dark orange/amber colour with a small white head. Aroma is malty. Taste is malty, slight hint of roasting, some hoppy bitterness. Nothing special just an average bitter in my opinion.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerViking (4109) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2016
A classic Northern bitter, amber-brown, rich and dry-bitter, with earthy hops and tangy malt.

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