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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.


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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
AsaNewt (113) - blackpool, Lancashire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2008
Smooth creamy pint. Nice elderflower on the nose. a citrussy biscuit flavour with a creamy mouth feel. A great session beer

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
pivnizub (8722) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - OCT 18, 2008
On draught at The Hope, Wandsworth (next door to Chez Bruce): Amber, small , stable and lacy off-white head; distinctive worty-hoppy nose with a - not unpleasant - barnyardy touch, pretty light bodied, moderate to stronger bitter-sweet flavour; increasing fruitiness and maltiness in the lingering bitter-sweet finish. Good session beer and a good appetizer before You enter the the culinary heaven of Chez Bruce............

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 30, 2008
Tasted at Gallows Bird RALE 05. Copper brownish colour. Lemon in the taste. Average hoppiness. Dry and fresh crispy taste.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wyzzywyz22 (1942) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2008
Cask, White Lion, West Kirby. Amber colour with a medium creamy white head. Thin aroma; touch of yeast & malt . Sweetish and clean flavour with a dose of more malt and some light fruit. Medium bitter finish. All pretty straightforward and unremarkable, but drinkable.


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