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

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RATINGS: 1206   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.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
b3shine (4436) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Draft to taster. Looks okay; light for the style though. A completely transparent gold with foamy white head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells skunky and mildly hoppy. Tastes like it smells, only not as skunky. Average on the palate. Eh.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
deanso (4666) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2013
50cl bottle via a friend. Small white head. Clear golden/amber pour. Slight bitterness. Nice enough ESB.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
glennmastrange (2145) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - DEC 12, 2013
Bottle. Moderate grain for the malt, light grass and dough for the hops and yeast with hints of cardboard and a hint of maple syrup. Head is small, frothy , white with fair lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is sparkling clear medium amber/orange. Flavor starts slightly sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes slightly sweet and acidic. Palate is light to medium, slick with a lively carbonation. Your average tasting ESB, yet easy drinking beer.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Erzengel (1912) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - DEC 7, 2013
Malty start, slightly bitter and ale-typical in the mainpart, dry and sharp at the end. --> 10/12/9/10

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
benfergy (191) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Aroma of dark caramel and bread malt. Some slight sourness. Very smooth palate. Pretty decent beer.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pizd (429) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2013
(Bottle): Pours a clear golden colour, small white head. Aroma of malt, grain, grass. Flavour is a weird tasting malty / grassy combo. Some notes of citrus and caramel too. Iím not sure I like this, probably a shoddy beer sold using the Monty Python marketing.

2.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
OPIE788 (261) - Ohio, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Bottle. Tan with a bright white head. Almost no aroma. Just a little lighter than I like an ESB to be. I do like the gimmick though. Itís fun.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
skoisirius (1466) - Earth, Washington, USA - NOV 18, 2013
Your average English bitter in a sponsored package. All in all good for what it is.

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
thebombtb (8) - Missouri, USA - NOV 14, 2013 does not count
Amber color taste of malt a tad bitter. Its a fair beer probably wonít purchase again. But if you like beer and Monty Python then you have to try it.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
scooterbub (792) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - NOV 10, 2013
12 ounce bottle. Pours an amber color with a three inch white head that collapses. Taste is of corn, malt, grains and some fruit and some hops. Similar, clean aroma. Has a clean, wet body. Easy to drink, kind of refreshing, but not that great.


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