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

bottled
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RATINGS: 851   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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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."


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dnicolaescu (683) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JAN 20, 2014
BOTTLE 50CL. Look: dark amber and clear with a tan medium rocky head with avg. retention. Aroma: Malty/grainy, toffee/caramel, a light acid or/and mineral note. Taste: toffee/caramel, candy, maybe some fruit, light pleasant bitterness, light acidity well masked behind the malts. Some toast.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Buongiorgio00 (720) - - JAN 16, 2014
Bitter decente: amara, floreale con una nota caramellata; secca e gustosa. Forse davvero una pecora nera tra le bianche bitter mediocri sfornate in quantità industriale.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Lickmygooch69 (11) - - JAN 1, 2014
Perfect beer for a perfect man. Need I say more? If you want, fight me. I challenge you. It made me tear up while drinking (i also had dust in my eye)

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
subsonic (82) - Pataskala, Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2013
"Darker yellow with lasting white foam head. Aroma is malty bitter, taste is nice bitter with some caramel. Nice long aftertaste. Indeed crisp, dry and bittersweet.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
s_hartshorne (1030) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2013
Bottle aldi. Pours with athin white head. Dark amber colour. Aroma is slight roasted malts. Taste is similar dry bitter finish . Low carbonation medium body. Decent session ale.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DandyLion (513) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2013
Decent enough pasteurised beer. A bit floral, a bit of bitterness. OK. Not as good as cask. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
allmyvinyl (2802) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 9, 2013
500ml bottle at home. Pours clear gold with a thin white, short-lived head. Aromas are slightly metallic, some light floral hops. Taste is light bitter, light sweet. Finishes a bit thin. OK.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bulldogops (1039) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 1, 2013
500mL Bottle from Coop. 4.4% Dark brown pour with a foamy tan head with decent retention. Aroma is roast malts. Mild carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel. Light bodied. Taste is heavy on roast malts, mild caramel sweetness. Finish is dry, but well balanced. A good bitter.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TaxiDriver (1472) - Stadland, GERMANY - NOV 24, 2013
Bottle. The smell of hops, a little bit malty, light bitter. The white creamy head has a normal size and a long duration. The body is dark red to brown. The taste is a little bit bitter (hops), later on light malty. A rather soft taste with a long and bitter finish. The body is light, creamy at the beginning and than bitter with a soft carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ronanjwalsh (6) - IRELAND - NOV 16, 2013 does not count
Amber, very clear with a lasting thin white head. Berry nose with nice bitter length. Good beer


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