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


on tap

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RATINGS: 912   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   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."

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2004
Tasty English ale! I enjoyed it a lot. It tastes like I imagine an English ale of 100 years ago to taste like. A lot better than most Young’s/Fuller’s ales.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MarcinG (32) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2015
Miedziany kolor z duza i gesta biala piana. Wyrazna goryczka w smaku. Mocno wyczuwalny chmiel. Dobre piwo

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
lokis333 (111) - Biržai, LITHUANIA - SEP 21, 2015
Clear copper color with strongish white foam. Aroma of hops and malt, has that generic beer aroma. Taste bitterish from the start and then quickly taste fades away and goes into watery flavour, but leaves somewhat bitter aftertaste. Beer it self tastes of hops, not too strong but has that hop bitterness to it and thats about it. Overall not the best, but quite simple one bot not the worst either, somewhere in between.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamaty (1431) - Madrid, SPAIN - AUG 20, 2015
Cobriza de apenas espuma que deja película. aroma malteado, fruto seco. Sigue a la boca, en una cerveza muy bebible y agradable. Predominio malteado y tostado, con notas de frutos secos, pero carácter seco con contrapunto amargo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheKernOwl (33) - West Sussex, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2015
• As with many Black Sheep beers, smells like a raincoat. This one has bacon and cabbage in the pocket. • Herby hops, but clean body with slight [wal]nuttiness/dark orange zest? • As with many brews from same table, dry at end with a slight wheat creaminess.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
King_Alex_II (739) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 12, 2015
Clear copper colored beer with a solid beige/white foam head. The smell is malty and has a weird difficult to describe spice touch (not bad though). The taste is malty, bitter and has a nice sweet compromise as a finish, but the spice notes stays through the whole taste. Light oily bitter aftertaste that decays to a calm smooth mouth feeling. Interesting beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NallePalle (323) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2015
Bottle, 500 ml. A pleasant bitter, smooth, well balanced, medium carbonation. Went well with spicy food.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gegwilson (2242) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2015
Bottle. Pours amber with a good off white head. Citrus aroma. The taste has marmalade citrus, moderate spice and toasty malt. A decent bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
alex_leit (779) - Minsk, BELARUS - JUL 15, 2015
500 ml bottle. Copper or reddish-amber color with average foam. Aroma: floral and herbal hop, pine and caramel malt. Taste: malt sweetness, floral, wormwood, good hop bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
spacecube (1424) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2015
500ml bottle, pours gold amber with a small white head. Aroma is caramel, light toffee, orange peel, apple. Body is light medium, texture is creamy. Finish is long and bitter. Soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
heyden (114) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 10, 2015
Had this at room temperature so it had nothing to hide behind. Predominantly malty and sweet, but very light overall. Well made for sure, but a little bland! Finish is short and sweet. creamy low carbonated mouthfeel

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