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


on tap

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RATINGS: 894   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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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."

Keeper's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Keeper (252) - Milano, - MAR 3, 2013
Doughy aroma with a slight floral note. Appearance is golden, clear, minimal head, medium bitterness. Long finish,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ceason (20) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 16, 2015
Pours a sparkling dark amber with an average off-white head. Aroma of sweet caramel malt, light flowery hops, spices and yeast. Appearance and aroma are nice so you expect pretty good things from the taste but unfortunately it’s a disappointment. The taste is slightly bitter and average but the aftertaste is quite unpleasant and the palate is too harsh. A mediocre ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
guzgorog (411) - FRANCE - APR 15, 2015
belle couleur ambrée, cuivrée limpide ,mousse blanche et bulles abondantes,inhabituel pour une ale anglaise. Nez de houbons herbeux et de caramel je dirai (mais le mien est bouché...). Bouche sur les houblons herbeux et epices, amertume soutenue mais tres agréable. bonne carbo, corps leger.Bonne ale anglaise !

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Don2711 (201) - - APR 6, 2015
Caramel colour. Lot of carbonation. Quite bitter. As bottled goes not bad. Good for barbecue. Okay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Westmeister (1983) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 21, 2015
March Ale Alpharetta. Caramel notes, floral hops, fruity. Overall nothing special, but really quite drinkable and nice at the same time. I haven’t had a bitter in a long time and this was a nice change of pace.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GTAEgeek (1394) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 19, 2015
Bottle at Ale Alpharetta. Clear caramel color, with a thin off-white head. Nose of butterscotch, peanut, light black pepper, and some grass and herbs. Sweet, with a mellow, tasty bitterness. Medium body, sticky, and clingy. Overall, this is a nice, mellow, drinkable beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cruzer (94) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 14, 2015
Pours light amber, nice white head, medium lacing. Sweet aroma with hop notes, taste of strong bitter hops and malts, nice finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
exeter (440) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 26, 2015
Pours a clear amber with a nice head the disappears, but leaves good lacing. Taste is sweet caramel malt, with fruity and flowery hops, and finish with a tart, and very dry hop bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alethol (109) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2015
Nice amber colour. Good aromas of malt, sweetness. Tastes a bit thin, bitter and one-dimensional. Not as nice as the Golden Sheep.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cunningham (5247) - Halden, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2015
Lovely amberish color with a fine off white head. Ok lacing down the glass. Moderate sweet aroma with a nice hoppy note. An refreshing and fine flavor. Moderate caramel, some toffee, mild fruity and a fine hoppy touch. Nice one!
[Bottle from Mark]

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
redders1974 (154) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2015
Always in the larder at my dads easy drinking session ale not very complex Best drunk: at a BBQ with family when nothing better is lurking

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