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

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RATINGS: 1241   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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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.


2.7
   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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grzesiek79 (3223) - Radom, POLAND - MAY 12, 2014
Paleta dosc zadowalajaca ale jesli to jest jako ESB to bardzo slabienko wypada to piwo. Piana srednia kolor bursztynowy. Ciekawa etykieta nawiazujaca do serialu komikow Monty Pythona. Tresciwosc niska finisz za to dosc dobrze goryczkowy

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
WhoU (118) - Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - MAY 3, 2014
Bottle Hermanus. Coolest name. Pours clear yellow orange with medium carbonation and light head. Aroma is some hops some sugary and some gal. Taste is bitter with slight sweet. Overall medium.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Iznogud (637) - CROATIA - APR 27, 2014
Bottle, 500 ml. Pours orange with white head. Malty flavor with some caramel. Bid bland. Expected more.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stevendoel (32) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 23, 2014
Love the deep red color, lacks a bit in the flavor department yet still a very refreshing beet -- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
capetownbrew (18) - SOUTH AFRICA - APR 10, 2014
500ml bottle, 4.7% ABV. Rich gold verging on amber with a white head that fades. Slight honey notes?

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HammerTroll (509) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 3, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2014 Light amber color, medium white head. Sweet nose. Sweet aroma, berries. Medium body, waterish texture. Not bad.
(Metro 0,5l bottle)

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
andrewje41 (463) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - APR 2, 2014
Bottle. Sweet sugar aroma. Light copper in color. Very light tasting ale with a sweet, bready finish. Surprisingly drinkable and refreshing, just lacking a lot of initial flavor. A lot of carb. Almost ciderish. Iíd say itís alright.

1.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 5/20
jrzJo08 (21) - - APR 2, 2014
Refreshing. Crisp. A bit sweet yet bitter at the end. Draft. Too light. Easy going session beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bartlebier (1760) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - APR 2, 2014
50cl bottle, Maruhn 12/2013. Obviously purchased for the novelty label. Pours a deep and unctuous acajou-orange, not betraying its below 5% abv. Aroma of roasted nuts, orange marmelade and slight abv fumes... Taste is more candied orange marmelade on an earthy yello palate, pleasant hop notes shining through a tired/soggy yeast profile and burnt caramel. Overall very unbalanced, drinkable, but not a complete joy to down - must be that witch temperance!


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