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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Garrat (1262) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2009 Bottle.By thunder me trousers av fell down,ahem,a good sweet malty bitter,a nice head all the way,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5186) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 10, 2004
Looks great- nice orange/copper with a huge white head. Rye bread and ever so slight lemon aroma. Some citrus flavor, then a crisp and fairly assertive hop bite. Finishes strong.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (7921) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 9, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2008 January 2008. Bottle. Amber body witha small creamy off white head. (3+) Earthy aroma to it, similar flavour. Light bitterness throughout offsetting the earthy malt character. Average palate. Nice, pleasant but average. 6+/3+/6+/3/14 - 3.3 <P>January 2004. Bottle. Amber colour good sized fluffy white head. Earthy hops in the aroma and flavour. I was actually served it blind and I thought it was a lager (shaking head)... oops! Nice hoppy finish. Better than I remember it being from the last bottle. 6/3/6/3/14 - 3.2

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DanielBrown (3848) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2004
Bottle, from whom knows where (Xmas present). Caramel colour, almost no head, but some lacing. Sweet, sugary aroma. Flavour creeping towards Alt, but not quite smooth enough. This is rather dry, but pleasant with some sweet malt. A peppery, dry, faintly hopped finish, which leaves the flavour of toast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 1, 2004
This would be a good session beer. Nothing too impressive but quite easy to drink and enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
johndoughty (4001) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2003
Pleasant bitter with a nice rounded body.Copper coloured with a lasting gentle bitter aftertaste.Refreshing and pleasant without being exciting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - DEC 8, 2003
Orange body with good head slightly off-white. Flavor seemed to have a very slight hint of licorice. Decent beer but nothing special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - DEC 6, 2003
Short lasting, off-white head over foggy golden/brown ale. Slightly over bitter with odd linger.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
ARMed (606) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2003
Mellow head that quickly disapates. Copper borwn color with a hzay glaze appearance. Extrremely carbonated almost to a detriment. Hoopy bitter flavor that is not overabundant. Bitter aftertaste that refreshes the palate. I drank this extremely cold and may have lost some of the flavor, but overall I enjoed this beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jbak (111) - Torrington, Connecticut, USA - NOV 13, 2003
Not quite enough malt for a bitter, not really a bad beer but nothing to excite either

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