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

bottled
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RATINGS: 865   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."


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
johndoughty (3974) - 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.

2.8
   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.

3
   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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
ARMed (601) - 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.

2.9
   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

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bac080 (398) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2003
Pleasant and smooth. Lots of carbonation. The smells'a bit off-putting, though.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2003
Bottled. This was a boring beer. Had a very, very slight bitter taste. It was too hidden. Other than that it tasted like a beer.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Boutip (4726) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 20, 2003
Pourred a very nice copper brew with a with a thick foamy head that disapear a bit quickly. Good malt nose and taste until I feel the sharp sour and metallic aftertaste. Wow, such a great start but a very disapointing ending. Below average for this one but I would still be curious to try other product from this brewery.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
clvand0 (350) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 29, 2003
This one pours a slightly amber color with a moderate that leaves very little lacing on the glass. The aroma is mostly malty and a little sweet. Nothing too impressive there. The taste is slightly bitter with a dry finish. Easy to drink, but not extremely exciting. I could see having several of these and enjoying it quite a bit.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
notalush (4852) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 20, 2003
Bitterness, nicely balanced by a grainy, malty finish, but lacking complexity in every way - I've tasted more character licking the scripts of Steve Martin plays.


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