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


on tap

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RATINGS: 870   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (4625) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 20, 2014
Bottle from Tesco. Poured a clear medium amber with a thin white head and some broken lace. The aroma is light creamy malt, hop. The flavour is medium bitter with a malt hop bitter palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation. A decent session beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hohops (302) - Kent, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2014
Appearance- clear, amber, big white pillowy head which leaves loads of lacing. Lots of aroma- zesty, zingy, lime, lemon, floral hints, citrus. Taste- fruity, smooth, hint of bitterness, orange peel, bit of carbonation, hops. Bitterness lingers for a bit. Not bad, better smell than taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Russo (1685) - Campinas, BRAZIL - APR 11, 2014
Amber color with an off-white head that keeps a nice lace. Aroma is malty and sweet, notes of caramel and some hops. Flavor is like aroma. Light to medium body and carbonation with a dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SaintMatty (5384) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2014
500ml Bottle - Copper in colour. Fruity and malty aroma with some notes of raisins and caramel, plus some metallic hints. Malty and fruity taste with raisins, sultanas and caramel standing out, plus some metallic notes in the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
uckelman (298) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - MAR 29, 2014
Pours clear, amber, with small dappled off-white head. Aroma has whiffs of caramel. A bit too much carbonation, leaving the finish astringent. Fuller-bodied than a typical ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sarauckelman (199) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - 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 (464) - 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 (665) - 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 (804) - 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 (932) - 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.

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