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

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RATINGS: 872   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."


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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


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Erzengel (3438) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - NOV 11, 2014
Hellbraune Farbe, roter Einschlag, leichter weißgrauer Schaum. Der Antrunk ist vollmundig-malzig. Trocken und Ale-typisch. Zum Hauptteil kommt die Ale-typische und malzige Note noch deutlicher hervor, tolle erdige Töne, die toll harmonieren. Ganz ganz leicht Säure. Der Nachgeschmack ist sehr lang, toll-erdig-herb. Trocken mit toller typischer Ale-Note! 14/13/15/14

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
milewide (1565) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2014
Tons of aroma and flavor for a 4.4% ABV brew. Clear Amber color with limited head. Sweet in middle, but bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Japalo (1244) - DENMARK - OCT 15, 2014
Bottle @pundingTempelThames. Golden clear small head. Yeasty saison-like. A bite on the bitter side. Light and nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solvaris (106) - - OCT 5, 2014
leicht bitter, süffig, lecker. ---- personal review, no claim to be representative or neutral ---- repost undesired --- ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mulldog (13) - Rochdale, Lancashire, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2014
Always a lovely aroma and so very palatable too. Alcohol content is just right to give it a nice kick. You can’t go wrong with Black Sheep.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
Connor66 (32) - - SEP 26, 2014
Love this ale, great look and taste. Not much more to say other than the arty fatty stuff and can not be arsed with that.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
markoijelena (557) - SERBIA - SEP 17, 2014
Bottle 0.5l at Samo Pivo Belgrade Serbia.Pour it amber color with small white head.Taste of malt, little bit sweet and quite dry at the end.Nothing special

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
yodapl (62) - POLAND - SEP 9, 2014
Herbaciany, przejrzysty, jasno- bursztynowy kolor. Piana na jeden palec, średnio-pęcherzykowa. Dość słaby aromat słodu i karmelu. Smak: typowy angielski bitter: średnia goryczka, gładka faktura, kwaskowość, herbaciane nuty, słód. Przyjemny, gorzko-kwaskowy posmak. Dość porzadnie nasycony, bogaty- full body. Dobry bitterek.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2775) - Michigan, USA - SEP 8, 2014
500 ml bottle into pint glass, L31 bottle code. Pours slightly hazy deep orange/copper color with a 1-2 finger dense and fluffy off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of caramel, toast, brown bread, light nuttiness, herbal, grass, light pepper, light pear/apple, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with well balanced dark/bready malt, earthy hop, and yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of caramel, toast, brown bread, nuttiness, herbal, grass, light pepper, light pear/apple, and yeast earthiness. Light earthy herbal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, brown bread, nuttiness, herbal, grass, light pepper, light pear/apple, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice robustness and balance of dark/bready malt, earthy hops, and yeast ester notes; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Quite restrained on yeast fruitiness which was surprising. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and lightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish as expected of 4.4%. Overall this is an excellent English bitter style. All around great robustness and balance of dark/bready malt, earthy hops, and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

2.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Clarkdvm (155) - Florida, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle in fl. Aroma bit pungent. Acidic, flowery taste. Nothing positive stands out. Had some great beers tonight .. this is not one


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