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

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RATINGS: 162   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.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
oh6gdx (20299) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 10, 2009
Cask@The George. Ambery golden colour with mediumsized beige head. Aroma is earth, flowery hops and also some slight citrusfruity sweet notes. Flavour is earth, bready malts, caramel and it gets quite graint notes in the finish.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TBone (12545) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 4, 2009
(Cask@The George). Clear amber color, small white head, some lace. Cat pee grassy-hayish aroma. Same with flavor: cat pee, hay, notes of lime. A bit boring.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Herkybird (21) - YORK, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2009
Light golden-brown session ale, ubiquitous in Northern England and deservedly so. Nice hop aroma, good malt flavour and long bitter aftertaste. Very flavoursome, everthing a session bitter should be. Astonishing consistent - never had a bad pint!

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichardW (1502) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2009
Cask, Gilded Lily, Carlisle. One of those beers that’s everywhere and, therefore, usually passed over in favour of something more exotic. However, The Gilded Lily only has one handpump so that was my choice. You forget how good these ordinary bitters can be. Pleasant amber appearance, exceptionally crystal clear, nice hoppy aroma and a sharp, dry clean taste on the palate. Some brewers could take lessons in how to produce a good session beer like this.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2009
A Mes rate. Gravicask at Chelmsford Winter Beer Festival. A vivid dark golden colour with a thin but stable white head and pretty decent condition. Reasonable malt and hop balance in the aroma with some slight spice. In the mouth it’s a pretty tasty beer actually. A straight down the line best with a great balance of bready malt and fruity hops. Something slightly German about it but I’m not sure what. Anyway, decent stuff overall.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bobinlondon (1256) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2009
Handpulled cask at the Telegraph, Moulton, Northhampton. I have drunk this beer a lot since it first appeared in the early 90s, mostly in North Yorkshire includind the brewery bar. Orange amber with a creamy white head. A well balanced northern bitter with a complex malt profile and plenty of dry english hops. A consistently good session beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RateBeerMan (42) - , Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2008
Great beer this one. Famous from yorkshire and a good tasting session ale. at 3.8% it is surprisingly not that strong and i do prefer beers that are less strong in general. Excellent beer from Black sheep.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alphadelic (1751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 29, 2008
A nutty amber ale with a small, wispy head of pure white. Citric hoppy notes in the aroma. Hops again and toasted cereals in the mouth very light and easy. A great session drinker.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bart (2941) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 29, 2008
Darker orange amber coloured beer with no carbonation and an average creamy oof-white head. Sweet fruity aroma with some light caramel touches. Full creamy palate. Finish is bitter fruity, longer dry ending. A very nice, well balanced bitter

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gary07734 (500) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2009 Fairly dark red pint for a bitter, thin creamy white head. Taste is nice balanced bitterness with lots of fruity hops and a touch of malt. Nice bitter finish. Good.


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