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

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RATINGS: 867   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."


Ringo's rating

3.7
   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.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
Connor66 (33) - - 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 (367) - 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 (60) - 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 (2630) - 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 (126) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Godfather50 (54) - SCOTLAND - AUG 28, 2014
Bottle provided by John Mac at a sound pool night. Lovely traditional Goldings hopping. Good head nice body, malty sweetness and survived the pasturation and filtering quite well.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hub66 (124) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 28, 2014
Jolie couleur orangée avec une petite mousse blanche; arômes légèrement fruités; goût malté et houblonné; finale moyennement amère et sèche

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hanoi (403) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2014
Nose is caramel, slight banana undertones, sweet, sligthly earthy; alright. Taste is muted, very nutty, sweet leading to light fruits and then an earthy finish. It’s a decent enough supermarket beer.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cokemonkey11 (48) - - AUG 11, 2014
Extremely nutty flavor for my liking, with a weak lager-like aroma. Decent price so must say I would enjoy again.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Danev76 (508) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 7, 2014
Malty sweetness shines through, honey notes. Cloudy golden colour with good head. Bitter hop flavour up front and in finish. Medium body and carbonation.


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