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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1298   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GenkiGonzo (1069) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 9, 2015
Bought for fun rather than the hope of a great ale. Surprisingly light colour. Fruity malt aroma, okay bitterness. Worth a few quid just for the bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stuedmaster (346) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 13, 2015
Ahh, tempered over burning witches. I didnít have high expectations for a novelty beer but itís very quaffable overall. Golden orange pour with a soapy one finger head that retains and leaves slight lacing. Nose of sweet malt, bread, nuts, slight citrus. A decent British ESB that goes down easy but is pretty unremarkable. kind of watery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
edgallow (3680) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 5, 2015
12 oz bottle pours amber with a white head. Aroma of malts, grass and floral. Taste is nutty, malts and caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerViking (4192) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2015
Amber-brown with a lasting white head, lightly nutty and grassy nose, strong and lightly toasty, with hints of lemon, hay and burnt caramel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
arminjewell (9262) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 27, 2015
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, clear orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of skunk, grass, yeast, some bread, touch of spice. Taste was a mix of grass, trash, bread, cracker, skunky notes finishing slightly bitter, prickly.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shoestring (360) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - SEP 25, 2015
Mmmmmm malts hops caramel. Nice looker when poured into large hard rock snifter. Not disappointed on ex again by black sheep. CID if novelty I feared the worst but excellent. Fruity..., not citrus but dark fruits.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chinchill (4326) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 29, 2015
12 oz bottle into a Belgian snifter. Label indicates this was brewed in Saratoga Springs NY. Clear copper body topped by a decent head. Spots of lacing are left on the glass. Aroma: caramel malts with English hops; the malts dominate. Flavor follows. Semi-dry finish with a medium body and lively, prickly carbonation. O: more of an ESB than a English Pale Ale.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ffaoe (426) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2015
malty aroma. light amber in color with little head. malty taste with a watery finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AirForceHops (6272) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 7, 2015
Color is Amber without much head to speak of. Aroma is generic hops, caramel malt, weak fruit hints.

The base is toasted grain and bready like malt. The body is medium leaning on thin. The flavor is toasted grain, light fruit, and again... Generic hop without any real distinction. Not terrible in anyway but not one aspect of this make it notable. Well, the label is pretty cool but... No extra points for that.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
christhoel (286) - chesterfield, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2015
mild hoppy nose, small frothy head rapidly diminishing, medium amber hue, moderately sweet taste with malt and hop tones, a good ale

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