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

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RATINGS: 163   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
vipinvelp (2360) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - FEB 6, 2014
Opaque golden yellow with creamy thick white foam head. Lacing and lip sticking. Aroma is quite hoppy, and tastes quite bitter too. Something else there, cannot define. (Leeds 201402)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iznogud (856) - CROATIA - JAN 21, 2014
Cask in London, UK. Amber colored with small white head. Fruity and a bit on the sweet side, Decent but not special.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
kufdam (159) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2014
Cask at The Waggon and Horses in Twyford. Dark golden. Very bitter cutting through toffee malt.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
s_hartshorne (1761) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2013
Cask west riding leeds. Thin white head good lacing amber colour. Aroma slight fruit malts. Taste is fruity with nasty bitter aftertste. Good body. Not bad looking or feel just taste let it down maybe just had a bad pint.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (9930) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2013
Cask at the Happy Man, Englefield Green, 06/11/13. Clear golden with a moderate off white head. Nose is toffee, biscuit malt, woody notes, touch of fruit. Taste comprises biscuit malt, charred wood, earthy, toffee, fruit notes. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, dry finale with a lingering bitterness. Decent enough bitter.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
spartakbarnsley (38) - 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 (1459) - 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 (2587) - 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 (5213) - 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 (1314) - 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!


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