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

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RATINGS: 158   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.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
spartakbarnsley (30) - St Petersburg, RUSSIA - NOV 1, 2013
Wow. Very close to being the perfect cask bitter. Dark, malty, complex and satisfyingly thick without being cloying, yet very rrefreshing and all at 3.8%! A stunning beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gegwilson (917) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2014 You know what you’re getting with this classic best bitter. Nice flavours of toasty malt balanced with a touch of spice from the hops. Refreshing and drinkable, but ultimately a bit dull.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kerenmk (2162) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 27, 2013
Cask at the Beehive Inn, Bradford, September 2013. Clear golden brown with white head. Toffee, nutty, earthy aroma, full, robust, toasty bitterness, medium body, long, bitter, earthy finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
decaturstevo (4851) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - SEP 16, 2013
Gold pour with creamy white head and lace. Caramel malt and light earthy hops. Sweet malt start with a light resiny bitter finish and some sour. Medium bodied and fizzy.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BeerSkull (1195) - SWEDEN - AUG 24, 2013
(Cask). The smell is nonexistent. Thin and watery taste of hops and malt. Sour and dull bitterness in the finish. Avoid this beer!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (5172) - ITALY - AUG 19, 2013
Oro intenso buona schiuma piuttosto persistente leggere note terrose maltata morbida amaro contenuto ma bilanciato discreta secchezza lieve fruttato finale

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
wimpyjoe (3468) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2013 Cask @ The White Swan in Hebden Bridge where the pump clip is different - specifically celebrating Elizabeth Wood’s 30 years as landlady at this pub. The ale is bright copper coloured with a thick smooth head. It has a mild malt running through its aroma and taste with some grain evident too.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maneliquor (2989) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 21, 2013
Cask at Crutched Friar. Not a bad all rounder but nothing to be amazed by. Quite clean, doughy and citrus driven. An odd molasses note in there at times which doesn’t work but not too bad overall

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jd543 (386) - SCOTLAND - JUN 13, 2013
Aroma is malty, bready a bit tart. Good texture. Ok beer but not the best.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
danlo (1049) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2013
Cask at Hole in the Wall, Darlington. Golden amber colour, creamy white head leaving lots of lacing and malty & slightly vinegary aroma. The taste is malt, fruity with some tartness and an earthy bitterness. Smooth mouth feel, medium bodied, medium carbonation, dry bitter finish. OK bitter.


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