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

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RATINGS: 945   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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."


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 15, 2004
Golden color with a medium sized chunky head. Smells of pear and spice. Mild bitterness with a short finish. Spice, and some fruit. Long, dry finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2004
Musty hoppy nothingness to the aroma. Pedestrian amber colour. Thereís a creamy caramel taste to it that lends itself to a good malt/hop balance, but the earthy grass tone means itís a bit off. Passable but certainly not a top ESB.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (12101) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 7, 2004
Pours nut brown with a foamy off-white head. Aromas of hops and vanilla. Sweet flavor, then bitter with vanilla notes. Watery palate.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
brberry (16) - USA - OCT 1, 2004
relatively odorless, week pour, almost no head. flavor is a little lacking, decent hope taste, almost no malts, generally a poor offering.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bb (8539) - Alamo, California, USA - SEP 30, 2004
Bottle. Rich amber beer with a very big white head. Aroma of caramel and a bit of spice. Hops, a bit of a citrus undertone, some malt backing that stays sweet after beginning a little bitter. A hint of soap. OK, but nothing to go searching for.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 28, 2004
clear, amber color, a gilded peach, under a massive mess of creamy froth, leaving lace...aroma, a bit sour, citric, musty, at first (a surprise), loaded with lemon and orange, with hints of ginger, and pepper, unusual, arousing, ... Smooth on the tongue, easy off the palate, and perhaps a bit thinnish, ultimately. Hoppy, citric character bounces a bit in the mouth, but itís stay is short, and the rest of the drink is pleasant, but bland. That may be the point, actually, but it doesnít work for me. Yeah, donít listen to me, itís a fine ale...sweet, and bitter, citric, and smooth...quite a nice little brew...go knock ourselves out...

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kinz (3737) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - SEP 27, 2004
Medium orange with an OK head. Faint aroma, slight earth. Flavor is balanced malt and hop, but nothing stands out with this bitter. Some slight buttery note when it hit room temperature. Carbonation bit a bit. Not impressed.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2004
This poured a deep amber color with a thin white head that laced the glass nicely for the duration. Has an earthy, malty aroma with a hint of grassiness. Creamy mouth-fill. A mild yet bitter malt taste with an underlying touch of sweetness. Slighty bitter finish. A comfortable drink.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 26, 2004
Poured nice amber orange with rocky white head...smells of bread dough, grass, caramel...tastes mildly bitter with sweetness of molasses and caramel...a little chewey...finish is grassy and bitter...good one...

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - SEP 19, 2004
Buttery, cookie aroma. Amber color, beige head, very nice lace. Sweet, creamy start, well hopped, little roasted, caramel, grass, dry finish.


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