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

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RATINGS: 925   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."


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3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gruberm (329) - - APR 19, 2013
A light brown copper colored beer with a slightly foamy off white head and a doughy aroma. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kanaclane (213) - - FEB 3, 2016
Nez: Caramel, terreux Bouche: Caramel, terreuse, final sec Une bonne bičre mais un peu trop caramel ŕ mon goűt.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PlutonowyMan (266) - POLAND - JAN 22, 2016
Kolor herbaciany, klarowny, piwo od góry zamkni?te jest sporych rozmiarów, be?ow? pian?. Aromat: chmielowy, karmelowy z odrobin? skórki od chleba. W smaku karmel, s?odowo??, wyczuwalna jest lekka, pieprzowa przyprawowo??. Goryczka: sucha, zio?owa, do?? d?uga. Wysycenie ?rednie, odpowiednie. Wydaje si? ?e Black Sheep Ale jest odrobin? za "chude". Wygl?d 4/5 Aromat 5/10 Smak 6/10 Odczucia 3/5 Razem 14/20

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LazyPyro (222) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2016
500ml bottle. Clear dark orange/amber colour with a small white head. Aroma is malty. Taste is malty, slight hint of roasting, some hoppy bitterness. Nothing special just an average bitter in my opinion.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerViking (3602) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2016
A classic Northern bitter, amber-brown, rich and dry-bitter, with earthy hops and tangy malt.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garrold (3341) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2015
Bottle from the local offie, bought for my dad to drink on Christmas Day, but we ended up on wine all day. Anyhow, it’s oddly, slightly hazy amber. Film of cream coloured head. Nose has fruity, nutty, toffee malts. Some floral and vinous notes. Taste is moderately bitter with a tickle of sweetness. Smooth palate. Soft bitter finish that gets vinous dry toward the end. Always had a soft spot for Black Sheep beers, and this is a pretty decent bottled version of the cask beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bartlebier (2982) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - DEC 21, 2015
500ml bottle, shared during Freiburg 2015 Jolly Cellar Clearing. - This beer’s ominous onomastics that forced Freiburg’s Dolly to her new name, having been grazing around the Yorkshire moors for longer than our local IPA aroudn the Black Forest - so what was the reference worth here? - Damp, honeylike malt aromatics and little orange bitters in the nose becomes agreeably caramel-dry and UK hop tealeaf-bitter on a quite straightforwardly delicious malt aromatic thin cake. Notes of Earl Grey abound and reverberate. Could be a tad drier in mouthfeel (some wheat fruiti/sogginess there), still very downable and typical. Belgian anti-booze bonus points for avant-la-lettre sessionability.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nazzty (1156) - Ödĺkra - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - DEC 5, 2015
Classic English bitter. Apparent hop profile with a steady base of malt. Dry and crispy finish.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DrNosha (1028) - Baden Württemberg, GERMANY - DEC 5, 2015
500ml Flasche. Klares bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit beigem und stabilem Schaum. Wenig Aroma. Röstmalz und Tomate. Geschmack ist auch schwach. Etwas bitter, kaum Akzente. Enttäuschend.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hauxe (173) - Butzbach, GERMANY - DEC 5, 2015
Rated from old notes. Dark copper in color, surprisingly light-bodied, with an earthy, autumn aroma. Low carbonation. Dry but with rich undertones.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Shot (339) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - NOV 20, 2015
Bottle. Pours hazy copper with a thin lacy head. Aromas of brown sugar, dark fruit and yeasty esters. Flavors are slightly fruity, a bit of brown sugar and caramel, and ample breadiness. Herbal hoppiness in the finish. Watery mouthfeel. Very dry and rather refreshing. Decent representation of a classic bitter.


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