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


on tap

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RATINGS: 940   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lotsalaughs (155) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 11, 2016
Brown/copper pour with minimal head. Some grassy hop aromas along with light toast. Slightly watery mouthfeel (expected in a mild ale). Finishes mildly bitter. Pretty good overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
explosivedog (176) - NEW ZEALAND - AUG 6, 2016
500ml bottle. Pours a rusty brown with little head. Starts with a big kick of maltiness and funky hops with a yeasty note leading to a long clean bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
invinoveritas (115) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2016
Bottle at bar. Copper in the glass with a retiring head. Smells like a classic English bitter and tastes like it too. Rather heavy in the mouth and in the stomach - I slept well that night. Fairly typical example of the style and none the worse (nor better) for it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Abijen (2466) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - APR 29, 2016
Koper helder bier met een goede witte schuim kraag. Ruikt mout, honing, zoet. Smaakt bitter, mout, honing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bosbouw (2620) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - APR 29, 2016
Heldere koper kleur met een goede kraag. Ruikt zoetig, mout. Smaakt zoetig moutig.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
caribou43 (526) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nybol (1364) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
zacgillbanks (4375) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Graham77 (415) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ndburns (140) - 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.

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