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


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RATINGS: 865   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sarauckelman (182) - Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - MAR 29, 2014
Pours golden amber with not much head. Not much aroma, there’s just a hint of hops and a hint of something like sugar or caramel. Taste is mostly bitter, and the bitterness overwhelms what might else be there. As a result, the palate is a bit puckery. The overcarbonation from being bottled also doesn’t help.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
edsspoon (406) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2014
Pours amber with a frothy white head that shortly fades away. Aroma of caramel, malt and cereal. Taste is bitter, caramel and roast malt. It’s very nice.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Renobob (634) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAR 25, 2014
Une bonne bière anglaise, plutôt légère. DE bons arômes et une finale plutôt sèche.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryecatcher (784) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Bottle. Pours a lovely deep golden color, frothy off-white head, excellent retention and lacing. Nose is malt, grass and slightly metallic. Mouth is medium bodied, malty and bitter, bread dough, soap, cereal. Average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thanatosti (906) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 9, 2014
50 cl. bottle @ home, gist from Rick. Pours amber with a thick off-white head. Has a distinct hop aroma reminding me of weed. Nice bitter and malty taste and a surprisingly full body given its ABV.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tom303 (83) - Northumberland, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2014
Dark amber colour nice tight head, malty toffee fragrant aroma. Taste is malty sweet with lingering dry bitterness. Has a nice bite to it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beeebon (180) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2014
Decent bitter. Mildly hoppy and with strong malt taste with notes of black tea, quite a dry finish. A good honest bitter!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Finn (4167) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 17, 2014
Flaske 0,5l. Gave fra Rune. Cavern Beat Ale. Drukket hjemme 6 Okt 13. Gyldenbrunt. Høyt bobleskum med litt lacing. Skummet varer noen minutter. Forsiktig aroma. Spor av fersken. Smaken er litt malt. Blir syrlig etter hvert. Avslutter tørt. KI=4.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhunter111 (7372) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 15, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig, Karamell, fruchtig. Geschmack trocken fruchtig, malzig, Karamell.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dacrza (516) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - FEB 4, 2014
DATE TASTED: February 1, 2014... GLASSWARE: Hobgoblin pint...OCCASION: prepping for the Super Bowl with Blades of Glory... APPEARANCE: orange-amber, semi-translucent body akin to tea; white, frothy, thin head; lacing twists and turns somewhat seductively... AROMA: luxuriant scotch-like notes; light, buttery English muffin; some malty elements too--attractive... PALATE: active, medium-bodied and drinkable; a pub compatriot for certain...TASTE: buttery, slightly doughy malts as an ESB would be; mellow with an unmistakable, oaky, highland fortitude; a dry, thin finish akin to sherry--though not nearly as powerful... OVERALL: A pleasant draught from a brewery I’ve had little else from, but in seeking to rate this beer (one I’d last drunk in 2005, if my records are accurate), I am pleased with the experience; it’s no nonsense, light fragrance invites quick sips and rewards with thirst-quenching malts and enough hops to achieve a worthwhile balance ....

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