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Black Sheep Emmerdale Ale (Bottle)

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Formerly brewed at Black Sheep
Style: Bitter
Ripon, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Pasteurised.
"Distinctive balance between the flavours of fruity Golding variety hops, Maris Otter malted barley and demerara sugar. Strong and refreshingly long, dry and bitter finish."
"Beers for bottling are drawn from brewery conditioning tanks and transported by road tanker to our bottlers. There they are chilled, stored for ten days, then filtered and bottled. At the end of the bottling process, the bottles are pasteurised, labelled and packed."


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2005
Bottle. Dark golden with a bubbly head. Malt, cardboard and earth flavor notes. Nicely bitter finish. Can only echo Chris-o’s words about the pasteurised and "dead" feel to this beer.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (13162) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2005
500ml bottle. Dark copper colour, thin whitish head. Some green apple, also flavour of burnt toast (don’t know where that comes from) with lots of bitterness and flowery hops towards the end. Some caramel and sweetness but I can’t get past that burnt toast flavour. OK but not Black Sheep’s best

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2005
Suprizingly good for tesco, bottled ales. Apperance is better than expected with good lacing, aroma and taste are both reasonably sweet, and found the alcohol noticeable too. alround not to bad, go for it again if theres nothign else.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
turbothy (1072) - Bonn, GERMANY - JUL 24, 2005
Pours dark amber with a small head. Lots of lacing. Slightly musky aroma, Spicy, sweet and hoppy taste. A bit watery. ESBs are not my favourite style, but this is okay to me.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2005
Amber/copper colour. Fruity and quite heavily hopped, leading to a spicy, tangy character. But its also distinctly sweet and has a sort of stewed, sticky feel that grates a bit and compromises the balance. Plus it has the telltale metallic edge of a pasteurised beer. OK, but could be better. 500ml bottle from Tesco.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2005 (Bottle 50 cl) Amber-coloured, slightly hazy beer with a rather massive head that laces my glass. A rather disharmonic blend of aromas with a very bitter finish. A quite special ESB. 121204

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Pernille (518) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2005
(Bottle) Cloudy and not very pretty in the glass. (Love it in the bottle though; What a cute label!) Aroma as well as the flavor are quite special. It smells of spices, alcohold and hops in a peculiar way. And it tastes a bit odd, but not bad. Michael thinks it has a good freshness. Dry palate. Not bad.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2005
I got a curious pineapple aroma. A good, solid head and lacing. First taste was favourable, but a fizzy metallic tang set in and the bitterness at the finish was thin and disappointing.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dornoy (701) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 18, 2005
White head on top of an orange body. Reasonably hoppy and very easily drinkable, very thrist-quenching and not too strong. There is fruit there, although I can’t says which, and sweet malt. Nice summer ale.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ALLOVATE (2334) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 5, 2005
Tasted from the bottle around ’Use by" and poured into a pint glass. A decent head of white foam formed atop a bright orange-gold body. The head lasted and produced excellent lacing. Sweet malt aroma, with tangy citric hop notes and a herbal spice. In the mouth an unusual wash of oranges crossed the palate, with peppery spices, husky grain feels and a bitter grassy swallow. Medium carbonation and a medium light palate. Good blend of Goldings hops to balance the sweetness. Very clean and overall refreshingly crisp summer style Ale. Lovely!!!


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