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

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RATINGS: 1240   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.


2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ngejo (244) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - JUN 15, 2014
Bottle. clear, orange, white foam, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, average carbonation, & bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beertholomeus (783) - California, USA - JUN 10, 2014
Pours a copper color with a thin, short lived white head. Caramel, toffee, fruit, earthy hop, grass and malt aroma. Caramel, toffee, fruit, grass, earthy hop, biscuit and malt flavors. Medium body and mild carbonation. Toffee and fruit finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gopherfan99 (454) - CROATIA - JUN 9, 2014
Bottle, pours amber with a small white head, light malty bitter taste with hints of caramel and citrus, I kind of expected a little more from this one.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
alexsdad06 (5408) - Ohio, USA - JUN 9, 2014
Bottle at home from backlog notes. I had to get this since I am a big fan of the movie. Pours a clear golden amber color with a medium sized white head. The aroma and flavor have toasted bread, caramel, grainy notes, a slight metallic character, faded hops, just not that good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
AshtonMcCobb (2538) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 8, 2014
On cask at the Haymarket. Appearance - golden with a proportionate head. Nose - gentle floral notes with pale malt. Taste - completely different. Toffee and more toffee. Palate - medium bodied with a creamy and sweet texture and a fairly good finish. Overall - didnít start off well but decent bitter.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
allmyvinyl (3328) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 7, 2014
Cask at The Haymarket Bar. Pours clear golden amber, thin white head. Aromas of floral hops and light caramel, near butterscotch. Taste is sweet. Nutty maybe. Slight astringency. Not great.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bif (1443) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Pours a nice copper color with an off-white head. Aromaof malt, bitof citrus and fruit. Taste of malt, light touch of fruit and citrus. Mild bitterness and a fairly dry finish. Moderate body, smooth with a bit of a maly feel. Easy drinker, nothing fancy.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wittales (635) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 2, 2014
Appearance was clear deep gold with creamy diminishing off white 1/2 finger head, rings of lacing. Aromas are simple sweet English pale malt with some fruity esters of yeasts, slight grassy herbal hops. Taste are sweet pale malt upfront with dry light fruity English yeasts, hops are super soft earthy grass. Palate was soft CO2 with light body, malt and slightly dryish fruity yeasty finish. Itís what it is at 4%, more hops would help.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rondphoto (1998) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAY 25, 2014
@ Sergioís / Louisville KY --- Clear brown with a generous head that slowly drops to a cover, stripes and dots of lace. Taste is caramel malt that turns a little bitter in the finish. A little heavy to drink, lays heavy on the stomach. Not particularly appealing.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Splitenz (331) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 22, 2014
Yes, the alure is in the name. The beer itself is quite typical English, bit watery with a bitter background, not much in the way of hops, or rather not the sort youíd want anyhow.


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