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

bottled
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RATINGS: 882   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."


gruberm's rating

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


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
funcut (323) - SIBENIK, CROATIA - JAN 15, 2015
hvala mom prijatelju i kolegi pivopiji Vedranu na ovoj pivi ...nakon prvotnog razmisljanja da je ovo jako crno pivo usljedilo je razocaranje i crvenkasto lagano pivo ...ipak okus je dosta izrazit i zanimljiv ..odlicno ime piva i okus ...moze se piti

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (4136) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 10, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours amber, nose is fruity, toffee, taste is similar, floral, caramel.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mjp12 (500) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2015
Standard English bitter, easy drinking, great with a ploughmans, but nothing special.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jackafholmes (425) - - DEC 29, 2014
Christmas gift. Pale amber with a good white head. Aroma is dry malty and slight zest hop. Slight dry bitter Taste. A bit on the fizzy side, definitely more suited to cask. Nice plain bitter.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RichTheVillan (3709) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2014
Xmas present bottle at least it wasn’t an Old Tom; clear amber pour with a big frothy white head, malt and a hint of citrus aroma, taste has sweet malt, caramel, a hint of citrus, inoffensive stuff.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
MissPxx (598) - - DEC 11, 2014
Very mild aroma. Dark honey appearance. Once poured has quite a good thick head. Punchy hoppy taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wekker84 (1640) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - DEC 9, 2014
bottle a amber colored beer with a white head aroma malts citrus some caramel and hops flavor malts citrus spicy and hops

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
solidfunk (4551) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 1, 2014
Light bitter and a lot of unremarkable malt. Pours brown with good head and lacing. Finishes with light sourness. Not very exciting, but sessionable. Bottle

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RhetoricalAns (420) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 30, 2014
500 mL bottle. Deep copper brown pour with a couple of fingers of fairly dense off-white head. Fairly decent retention and some lacing. Malt dominates the aroma, caramel, toasted malt, some earthiness. Taste is fairly similar though a bit subdued compared to aroma. Decent bitterness in the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kauge (410) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 30, 2014
Transferring some earlier reviews from my blog to RB. Märts 2014, mingi pood Bethnal Green Roadil. Mõnus sügavalt oran˛ikas värv. Vaht on ülimalt püsiv ja võimas, nagu mullivann - tekitab joogile järske mäeahelikke ja kleepub agaralt seintele. Lõhn on Bitteri kohta hämmastavalt hea, tunda on midagi eriomast, miskit, mis mõnes muus kontekstis võiks olla pigem ebameeldiv, kuid siin töötab hästi - nagu oleks mingi hämane segu (päikesest kõrbenud?) kõduheinast ja (mädanenud?) apelsinidest. Aga see pole siin absoluutselt tülgastav, pigem väga sümpaatne. Maitselt natuke karameljalt magus (klassikaline limonaad), naguke kibe (isegi kirbe). Kehalt kergemapoolne, mullisust on parasjagu, mitte ülemäära. Värskendav, kuid kuiv ja kleepjas, suud tihkelt täitvalt mõrkjas. Väga kergesti joodav, kuigi praegu läks mul sellega küll oma poolteist tundi (kuna püüdsin lõhnale näppu peale saada). Võiks vabalt teinegi kord proovida - pudeli-Bitteri kohta päris sümpaatne.


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