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


on tap

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RATINGS: 878   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 13/20
SpringsLicker (3170) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Shag (2638) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
haddon90 (1492) - 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!

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 18, 2004
slightly cloudy amber-orange colored with a halo of suds..malty aroma hinting a coca-cola...dark & deep cola-like flavors...high carbination..clean barley flavors with a touch of iron...a tiny bit of bitterness in the end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 17, 2004
This has always been one of my go-to beers for an easy-drinking beer that leaves me with that lovely bitter taste afterwards. Hoppy on the nose and a lovely orange-copper colour. A little sweet in the mouth before the bitter takes over for the rest of the ride. A solid choice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Garrat (1303) - 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 (5266) - 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.

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