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


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RATINGS: 901   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - APR 13, 2004
(on bottle)On the bottle are hops printed into the glass and I understande why. The dark, orangepeelcolored brew has a big twing in the aftertaste of hops. The aroma is kind of fruity(aple and grass) and the beer is, overall, a kind thirstkiller.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12150) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 10, 2004
(Bottle) Pours a translucent copper color with a thick off-white head. Has a wet grass and tea leaf aroma with a creamy mouth feel. Has a sweet, creamy flavor at first and then turns more bitter towards the end of the glass.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sayravai (4691) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 9, 2004
(Bottled) Amber color with a big, foamy head. Very faint, slightly smoky and malty aroma. The flavor is sweetish and malty at first, but soon turns to bitter and slightly metallic, while quickly fading away. Syrupy and sticky, light to medium-bodied palate. A typical British ale without much character.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
freekyp (1620) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - APR 7, 2004
Rocky white head towers above the rim of the glass. Orangy chestnut body. Fruity flavor with tea-like notes. Well rounded finish hides hop character that sneaks up on you. Good but slightly lacking in malt character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crockett (1031) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2004
Sparkling orange/gold, creamy thin quick dissipating white head. Very pretty ale. Light roasty malt nose. Hints of scotch with wood and earth. Bitter medicinal anise. Tones of Toffee and sugar. Chewy bread crust flavours. Complex enough and consistant. Finish duller than expected.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Andrew196 (1096) - Katy, Texas, USA - APR 4, 2004
Aroma of hops and tea leaves. Thin head over a clear orange colored ale. Malts and plum in the flavor....bitter finish, boring and uninventive. Average, at best.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - APR 4, 2004
Pours a dark amber body with off white head. Aroma is malty and bitter, almost unpleasant. Commercial description says fruit, but I am not getting that at all. Taste is bitter, still, and slightly sweet. nice tongue tingle and mouth feel. A little disappointing overall though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (13848) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 4, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2004 Bottled
Deep amber brown color. Beautiful off-white head with big bubbles, lace. Aroma is metallic, slightly hoppy. Quite thin body. Bitter aftertaste with some toffee in it. Propably a good session beer. (4/4/7/3/12 3.0)
Re-rated, bottle (BB 03/2005)
Dark reb with brown head. Mild barley aroma. Hoppy-bitter with roasted tones. Welldone bitter. (5/4/6/3/12 3.0)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2004
Orange-copper body and big foamy white head. Nutty aroma of toasted English malts. Starts with some fresh maltiness and leads to a woody/herbal hop flavor in the finish. Also has a metal phenolic quality, but not overly detracting. A decent bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - MAR 30, 2004
Good session brew. Nice copper color, nice nutty malt character, bit of butterscotch as well. Finishes with a crisp bitterness. Is a bit metallic, but still good stuff.

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