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

bottled
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RATINGS: 882   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shaeffbser (70) - Vail, Colorado, USA - FEB 13, 2004
yeast, hoppy, fragrant nose. light amber color. fragrant and yeasty taste. This beer wasn't very special.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
maltdog (619) - Colorado, USA - FEB 6, 2004
Saturated copper color with an orange tinge, The tiny light tan head never completely disappears. Moderate lacing. I love the raised hopvine motif on the bottle. Aroma is freshly-plowed fertile earth, wet wool, cranberry and green apple, fragrant hop (violets?), and the barest hint of oregano. Flavors of earthy-spicy hop bitterness, leather, bread. Light body with a thin cidery edge to it, suggesting sugar added to the boil, and somewhat tannic/sandpapery on the tongue. Moderately bitter finish with a green, peppery quality, not unlike endive or nasturtum, and slate. Interesting at first, but I started to get bored about halfway through. A little residual sweetness would help tame the earthy qualities.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cashazza (217) - Morganville, Maryland, USA - FEB 3, 2004
Not crazy about this style, but here goes: cloudy apricot appearance, not a bad beer, just boring; very little flavor.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
21iceman40 (1732) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 2, 2004
Copper apricot color with a mild toppin of head. Way Skunky aroma. The body consists mostly of dirt flavored leather malt. Not very good, but i dont like this style at all anyways.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SpringsLicker (3172) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 1, 2004
This Bitter is a good middle of the road session beer. Just enough malt & hops to be drinkable but not a very complex sort of beer which fits the style nicely. No real surprises here.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chefjunior (4) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2004 does not count
Nice coppery taste, not overly bitter. Great frothy head. Long finish with good effervescence. Definitely tasty tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TC2642 (265) - Worcester, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2004
Very easy going beer. Good balance of malt and hops. Goes well with a Yorkshire roast and sausages and mash.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Shag (2647) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JAN 28, 2004
A reddish orange appearance. Aroma is cloves, bananas, and wheat. Flavor is slightly bitter with some wheat. Seriously lacking in complexity. Fairly boring and a black sheep for sure.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
haddon90 (1503) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 26, 2004
Clear copper color with a frothy head. Some bubbles rise to the surface! Some hops in the aroma, and a sense of some bitterness too. Big kick of bitterness to the flavor all around. From the beginning to the end. Pretty decent taste with some malt in there. Overall a decent bitter! Compliments to the owner of the Beer Sellar for passing this brew on to me!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2004
Bottle. Earthy hop aroma. Dry bitter flavour. PEach fruit aroma becomes apparent as it warms. Long bitter finish.


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