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

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RATINGS: 940   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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."


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bartlebier (3347) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - DEC 21, 2015
500ml bottle, shared during Freiburg 2015 Jolly Cellar Clearing. - This beer’s ominous onomastics that forced Freiburg’s Dolly to her new name, having been grazing around the Yorkshire moors for longer than our local IPA aroudn the Black Forest - so what was the reference worth here? - Damp, honeylike malt aromatics and little orange bitters in the nose becomes agreeably caramel-dry and UK hop tealeaf-bitter on a quite straightforwardly delicious malt aromatic thin cake. Notes of Earl Grey abound and reverberate. Could be a tad drier in mouthfeel (some wheat fruiti/sogginess there), still very downable and typical. Belgian anti-booze bonus points for avant-la-lettre sessionability.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nazzty (1256) - Ödåkra - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - DEC 5, 2015
Classic English bitter. Apparent hop profile with a steady base of malt. Dry and crispy finish.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DrNosha (1595) - Baden Württemberg, GERMANY - DEC 5, 2015
500ml Flasche. Klares bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit beigem und stabilem Schaum. Wenig Aroma. Röstmalz und Tomate. Geschmack ist auch schwach. Etwas bitter, kaum Akzente. Enttäuschend.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hauxe (374) - Butzbach, GERMANY - DEC 5, 2015
Rated from old notes. Dark copper in color, surprisingly light-bodied, with an earthy, autumn aroma. Low carbonation. Dry but with rich undertones.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Shot (430) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - NOV 20, 2015
Bottle. Pours hazy copper with a thin lacy head. Aromas of brown sugar, dark fruit and yeasty esters. Flavors are slightly fruity, a bit of brown sugar and caramel, and ample breadiness. Herbal hoppiness in the finish. Watery mouthfeel. Very dry and rather refreshing. Decent representation of a classic bitter.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kajser27 (1271) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 20, 2015
Copper colored, medium off white to beige head. Aroma is malt, biscuit, some floral grassy hops. Taste is low to medium sweet caramalt, biscuit, bit toffee, light fruity and citrus notes, low to medium floral and grassy bitterness. Light to medium bodied, average carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gopherfan99 (1248) - CROATIA - OCT 16, 2015
Bottle; pours clear, dark amber with an off white head; aroma of malt with some hints of citrus and caramel; taste is bitter with malt and some caramel and citrus; dry and bitter finish; decent bitter

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rhombic (105) - SPAIN - OCT 8, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2015 Bottle. Pours golden amber with a small off-white head. The aromas are rather rich - hints of raisin, nuttiness and slightly yeasty; all embedded in a fresh earthy-like background. Flavours include toasted notes, somewhat fruity but not overpoweringly so, hoppy, a bit bitter. Dryish finish with a good development of the flavours: NOT one-dimensional at all! Very nice.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MarcinG (397) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2015
Miedziany kolor z duza i gesta biala piana. Wyrazna goryczka w smaku. Mocno wyczuwalny chmiel. Dobre piwo

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
lokis333 (374) - Biržai, LITHUANIA - SEP 21, 2015
Clear copper color with strongish white foam. Aroma of hops and malt, has that generic beer aroma. Taste bitterish from the start and then quickly taste fades away and goes into watery flavour, but leaves somewhat bitter aftertaste. Beer it self tastes of hops, not too strong but has that hop bitterness to it and thats about it. Overall not the best, but quite simple one bot not the worst either, somewhere in between.


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