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

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RATINGS: 159   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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Cask: Regular.
A well hopped, light golden session bitter with a distinctive, dry, refreshing taste enjoyed through a rich creamy head. Brewed in traditional cast iron and copper vessels using the finest ingredients.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2006
On cask. Orange amber colour with a nice creamy head. Light aroma of caramel and toffee. Also light flavour of toffee and caramel with a touch of hops.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pfr (121) - København, DENMARK - APR 28, 2006
Tap Color - Red/Brown Head - Withe Aroma - Sweet, Fruit, caramel Flavor - Sweet, Fruit, Caramel

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dorqui (2091) - Brescia, ITALY - APR 24, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2007 Cask at The Southwark Tavern (London Bridge - London).
Red limpid color, clearly and firm one. Light and evanescent head. Woody and malty aroma with detached and decided bitter notes. Lightly fruity and watery. Smooth and dry taste with light alcoholic tone. Medium duration final. Balanced and light on the end.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2009 1. Cask Handpump at the Head Of Steam, Liverpool 21/02/2002 Golden coloured pale and strong in alcohol. Slightly dry bitter finish. 2. Cask Handpump at the Taps, Lytham St Annes 16/02/2003 Amber golden coloured and malty. Slightly bitter dry finish. 3. Cask Handpump at the Coachman, Hartford 19/02/2003 Golden amber coloured bitter and malty. Lasting hop finish. 4. Cask Handpump at the White Horse, Armley 16/11/2003 Amber slightly strong in alcohol and sweet. Pleasant malt finish. 5. Cask Handpump at the King’s Arms, Llandudno 19/07/2005 Amber golden coloured and hoppy. Crisp malt finish. 6. Cask Handpump at the Hare & Hounds, Crowton 24/02/2007 Some fruit aroma. Amber coloured with orange fruit flavour. A little dryness and bitterness in a crisp malt finish. 7. Cask Handpump at the Star Inn, Statham 17/02/2008 Some malt aroma. White head. Amber coloured and a little fruity with a crisp and bitter slightly floral malt finish. 8. Cask Handpump at the Prince Of Wales, Llangollen 23/04/2008 Fruity aroma. Thick white head. Golden coloured fruity and slightly acidic tasting with a little dryness in a crisp malt finish. 9. Cask Handpump at the Red Lion, Winsford 17/10/2009 Fruity aroma. White head. Golden coloured smooth on the palate and fruity with a little dryness in a full malt finish. 10. Cask Handpump at the Old Broken Cross, Rudheath 24/12/2009 Malt aroma. White head. Copper amber coloured and slightly fruity with a hint of bitterness in a crisp peppery dry malt finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KnutAlbert (6012) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 12, 2006
At the Mitre, Cambridge. A splendid bitter. Lots of hops, a peppery aroma and a nice bitter finish that cries out for more!

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
iammadeofjelly (192) - Liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2005
really really standard bitter, if you wanted to know what basic bitter tasted like this would be it, the black sheep name hints at something darker but it aint, alright pint tho.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
GarethYoung (1109) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 18, 2005
[cask at brewery] amber coloured with a moderate head. aroma is citric. body is light with a bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 14, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2006 Pint pulled at The Cock Inn in Surrey (in the middle of a 70km bike ride), a nice amber in colour but little head. Not a strong aroma, the malt being the most evident with a hoppy crispness. Flavour is mainly malty, with a good level of bitterness (with hints of grapefruit). A very inoffensive drop, something I would happily regularly drink.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (13266) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2005
Cask at County Hotel, JDW, Ashford One of my favourite session beers. Good resiny hops with biscuity malts and some fruit leads to a dry bitter hop finish that makes you want to take another sip. Good beer

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - JUL 10, 2005
Cask at Wateredge Inn, Ambleside. Orangey amber with tight sparkler induced head. Fairly good hoppy session bitter when served well.


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