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

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RATINGS: 155   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.


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ration (1900) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 11, 2013
Summer 2011 in England, Cask. Pours golden with a small head. Aroma some fuits, hay. Light bodied. Not Bad.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mr_h (2447) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - APR 7, 2013
Cask by handpump at Glen Park Hotel, Ayr - golden bet with a very slight haze, bubbly off-white head, good lacing, no detectable aroma, no strong flavour, sweet malty, bit of fruit, bit cold, quite refreshing, no prolonged aftertaste

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pizd (429) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2013
(Cask): Golden colour with a 1 finger, creamy, white head. Fruity, sweet aroma with hints of hops and citrus. Taste is malty, fruity, hints of citrus in there and a slight bitterness. Overall not bad, a tad boring but drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tommann (2488) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2013
Cask at the Red Lion, Wombourne. Pours dark gold with a small head. Aroma is sulphur and bready malt. Taste is bitter to start with a bitter, bready malt finish.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TickerTerryDJ (633) - Redditch, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2013
Draught.Poured amber colour with small white head.Aromas of sweet malt and a light fruitiness with a hint of hop in there too.Light malt and hop flavour making a classic session bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
DandyLion (475) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2012
The beer that turned me on to cask ale when I was a teenager. A perennial favourite even if it is not very exciting. Sweet aroma, some bitterness to taste, my yardstick for boring session bitters. There are loads worse, there are some better. I like this one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorgeLee (1067) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2012
Cask at Harrow RFC, it’s a great feeling coming off the pitch and spotting the Sheep lurking on the home team’s bar. Clearly carrying much of the brewery’s house style, this is a lighter beer than the bottled Ale, a slightly less robust version of that dry maltiness and peppery fruitiness. As a lighter session beer though, it is supremely drinkable. One of my favourite basic bitters.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AshtonMcCobb (2119) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 9, 2012
On tap @ the Starbank Inn, Edinburgh. Pours golden to amber. Nice head. The nose is of hay and lemon. The taste is of more lemon, hay and some honey. Also, a bit of a cardboard note, unfortunately. The palate is light to medium in body and texture with a clean finish. Overall, so so!

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
The_Bish (1124) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2012
Most common problem you get in English pubs is that you have to drink very average bitter cause the only the worst of the worst lagers are available.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tkrjukoff (3898) - SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2012
Pours clar amber small bubbly off white head lace. Aroma fruity malty dry grass. Flavor is fruity malty dry bitter. Finishes bitter dry.


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