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

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RATINGS: 935   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."


raisedfist86's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
raisedfist86 (12) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - FEB 9, 2011
Excellent bitter. It smells of caramel, tastes moderately bitter. In terms of feel on the palate it manages to be both crisp and substantial. I’d drink it again for sure.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
caribou43 (367) - SWITZERLAND - APR 25, 2016
It is not my favourite ale. The color is copper and white foam. The taste is in the mouth metalic, a bit un pleasant, we don’t really smell the malt and some hop. I drank this beer in Lausanne.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nybol (1059) - DENMARK - APR 24, 2016
Det er ikke godt at være det sorte får i flokken, men er denne øl det (selv lidt stolt af den indledning). En middel humlet, let sødme, med en smag af noget tørt frugt. Specielt.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
zacgillbanks (4007) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2016
Can from B&M, Team Valley, Gateshead. Amber coloured with a thick white head of foam. It has a burnt toffee and red fruity flavour with caranle notes on the smooth, slight warming finish. Pretty Good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Graham77 (374) - SCOTLAND - APR 23, 2016
500ml bottle. Aroma is sweet caramel and fruit. Taste is light sweet and light/medium bitter with a nice dryness. Earthy , grassy, good bitter.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ndburns (45) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2016
500ml bottle from a friend. Pours copper with a small off white head. Aroma of malt, hops and chestnut. Flavours similar, not especially flavorful, and a little watery.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerNinjaUK (126) - Wiltshire, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2016
500ml bottle given to me by a friend. Aroma bitter with some fudge and sawdust. Pours dark amber with watery head.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vighals (2643) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - MAR 22, 2016
Gylden brun noe tåkete med lavt hvitt skum. Lukter lett brent karamell og noe røde bær. Mild. Kort bitterhet, noe brent karamell. Lett sødme. Kort.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LomYst (733) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 22, 2016
Kruidige hoppen... bitter.. beetje zou lijkt het wel? Niet heel doordrinkbaar... beetje saai

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BierMeHoos (524) - Maryland, USA - FEB 16, 2016
Where: Old Line Fine Wine Spirits & Bistro. How: 500ml bottle. Appearance: Pours clear copper with nice beige head, good retention. Aroma: Liquorice-tinged malt and English hops. Taste: Warmish malt flavours and slightly astringent hop bitterness. Palate: Light body but rather creamy however it does have a slightly strange finish. Overall: Not bad, interesting bitter. Worth a try.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
canddw (86) - - FEB 11, 2016
Lively from the bottle. Amber with thin head and soft carbonation. Malty, yeasty nose with wood hints. Dry malty taste with hints of grass, toast, earth, marmite and metal, but a bit watery. No finish to talk of. Watery palate as well.

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