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Brewed by Black Sheep
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Masham, England
Serve in English pint

bottled
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on tap
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RATINGS: 1265   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottled - pasteurised.
Another fine addition to the Black Sheep Brewery range of premium bottled ales, our Holy Grail Bitter was specially commissioned to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Monty Python. It has a distinctive taste with plenty of fruity hops, and is full flavoured with a dry and refreshing bitterness.


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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rastacouere (6153) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 12, 2003
Amber coloured with little carbonation. Long lasting 2 cm foam that sticks well to the glass. Herbal aroma, slightly hoppy. Very light overall, caramelic malt, slightly bitter aftertaste. Medium body and comfortable mouthfeel, smooth, almost chewy.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MartinT (8351) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 12, 2003
Creamy, sweet orange seeds laying on chalky yeast...Pointy hops in the back glance through the lint...Grandma's homebrew bitter...Thanks CapFlu!...

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 9, 2003
Bright amber color, light bubbly head. Fruity nose - apple and a light dusty citrus following. A light, yet firm fruity hoppiness is boasted at the front. Some sweet malt hits in the middle with just a touch of vanilla. Nice hop bitterness continues throught the finish. A bit timid, not at all bad though.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (6586) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 8, 2003
Aroma of red maple leaf . Slighly sweet with bitter fall theme . Creamy body , slighty smoaky character , gently but not light bitterness .Some grean leaf in aftertaste .

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsniclas (5891) - Billdal, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2003
Bottled. Dark, redgolden. Rather hoppy nose with some citrus. Rather lively in the mouth and a rather bitter, hoppy flavour.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
GregClow (2949) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 3, 2003
Clear golden-orange colour with a solid white head. Pleasant biscuity & caramelly malt aroma with floral hops in the background. Mouthfeel is somewhat limp and watery, but the flavour is well balanced, albeit not very exciting.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
radiomgb (2460) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 3, 2003
Golden orange in colour. Aroma is of hops, quite floral with a touch of caramel. Flavour is smooth, with a nice citrusy bitterness, lemon and hops. Finishes with a medium bitterness but slightly watery.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 1, 2003
I have to say I am very pleasantly surprised by this one. Clean lemon-floral aroma with some maltiness. Big fluffy white head that slowly recedes with excellent lacing. Dark golden colour. Decent bitterness. Simple short flavour that is quite refreshing. Lingering hops in the aftertaste. Thin-medium body with a creamy mouthfeel suits this one well. Nicely balanced between malt and hops. Bottle.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cartoonkhaki (1221) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 30, 2003
Say no more, say no more... Clear, brownish gold (copper) pillowy beige head. Head lasts for awhile. Mildewy aroma like a hot shower. Hop, malt aroma. Flowery and quite mild at that. Dry hop flavour with mild bitters that hit the sides of my tounge almost the back of it. Decent but it doesn't turn me in to a Scholshtershagle nor make me a bugger for a bottle... I say nih....nih.... Ah, decent none-the-less..

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2003
orangey gold colour. aroma isn't very strong, but there's a bit of fruity malt. peachy and earthy malt flavours with some sweet and sour citrus notes. seems to sell more on marketing than he beer. I like black sheep's other beers better.


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