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

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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Yorkshire Pale Ale. Brewed in celebration of famous veterinary character James Herriot, this is a light, bright Yorkshire Pale Ale with a stubborn hoppy kick. Its carefully crafted at our brewery in Masham in the heart of Herriot country. Using a blend of Fuggles, Goldings and Brambling Cross whole flower hops.


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2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gruberm (326) - - JUL 23, 2013
floral, golden, clear, frothy, white foam, medium bitterness, light body, thin feel, soft carbonation, bitter,


2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wimpyjoe (3561) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2014
Bottle from Asda. Copper-gold with a thin head. Good pale ale nose that holds most of the fruit flavours in this one. Itís taste is understated but itís light texture means itís an easy drinking ale.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ElectroMod (115) - - JUN 5, 2014
Bottle from Tesco Broughton. Pours a clear gold colour with a thick pillowy white head. Aroma is metallic and lemony. Taste is mild hops, bread and citrus. Slight bitter finish, and little lacing. You get what you pay for with this one; cheap and cheerful - nothing outstanding.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (3880) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2014
Bottle. Bought from Morrisons Bilston. Blonde with a small head. Not very hoppy and not much flavour apart from a slight bitterness. Cheap but not so cheerful.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dfearnley (888) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 20, 2014
Aroma of lemon and bread and a little hops. Taste is mostly bitter, some bread and malts. Itís okay.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ianwelby (434) - SCOTLAND - MAY 16, 2014
Clear golden beer with a thick foamy head. Light citrus aroma with a distinct lemon edge to it. The flavour is initially bittersweet but it doesnít stay strong for long. It settles into a hoppy, tangy but light flavour with just a touch of malt in the finish. Drinkable but nothing special.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
edsspoon (327) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2014
Bottle - pours amber with a fizzy white head. Aroma of malts and fruits - I thought the aroma was actually pretty weak. Taste is some faint grassy hops, citrus with bitter marmalade and grapefruit. Slightly sweet, bit of a burnt flavour with apple and a medium bitterness. Light body with a medium to high carbonation. A bit disappointing but also a very pleasant beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jackafholmes (145) - - MAY 11, 2014
Bottle from tesco. Light amber with a persistent wispy white head. Grassy and fruity aroma, slightly dry and appley. Nice sharp bitterness. Medium body and carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Douberd (2084) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAY 11, 2014
Bottle 500 ml at home, into a Guinness glass. ABV 4% Deep orange golden colour on the body, with a thick good sized, white head. Very good retention, it leaves medium lacing on the glass. Aroma is malty, with light floral notes, sugar, honey. Taste is sweet at first, with malts, some metallic notes, light caramel, grass. Good bitterness on the aftertaste though. Medium body with average carbonation. Overall okay, nothing special.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dogbomb (930) - ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2014
Bottle. Clear gold, thick white fluffy head with nice lacing. Smells nice and hoppy with some light peach, tangerine and lemons. Quite crisp and bouncy in the mouth. A nice spicy bitter with lemons, tangerine and a touch of toffee malt in there. Decent sessionable beer with a lasting bittersweet finish.

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
undercurrent25 (1381) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2014
Pours a pale colour, taste is musty and grainy, dry on the palate, a bit average


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