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

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RATINGS: 1207   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 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
scooterbub (794) - 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.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
maeib (8404) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2013
Bottled 26/10/13. A golden beer with a pool of whitish head. Insipid and dull. Lemony and creamy especially in the nose. Not good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
merc7186 (1754) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 19, 2013
A: Golden Straw/Amber Hue, Passes A Lot Of Light, Mild White Head Ring, No Lacing S: Mild Caramel Malt T: Caramel Malt M: Mediocre Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Sweet Overall, maybe I should have tried this in a bottle, very drinkable but weak too.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DCLawyer (1312) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Draft->shaker. Amber with small white head. Malt, nuts, wet grass. Bit unpleasant aftertaste. Eh.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dlbeer (663) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 23, 2013
Bottle. Amber pour with white head. Smells malty with toasted malts. Tastes sweet on the front with a bitter/slight sour finish. Not bad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrscruff (19) - Killaloe, IRELAND - SEP 22, 2013
500ml bottle. Pours golden brown with a cream-white head. Silky to the palate, bitter to taste, this is a great beer for a Sunday afternoon infront of the TV.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chuckstout (236) - Washington, USA - SEP 18, 2013
On Tap-Fruity floral aroma, pours an clear orange color with an off white head and a touch of lacing. Sweet and fruity with a medium body.

2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Davhgbrew (888) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2013
Very clear golden appearance w/ a finely beaded white head. Malty aroma. Surprisingly tasted like skunky african or indian ale that was made w/ poor ingredients. Slightly sweet w/ a slightly silky palate. Funky aftertaste. Not worth seeking out again.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sdmmb (508) - USA - SEP 4, 2013
Great bitter from one of my favourite breweries. Full of flavour. Drunk from 0.5 litre bottle. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Luvystypotables (397) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 25, 2013
Mild pleasant aroma, hint of citrus, caramel colour, pleasant taste very smooth. Hint of bitterness on the palate.


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