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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1254   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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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 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
lillmuffin (98) - Haugesund, NORWAY - JUN 29, 2014
Bought this for the Monty Python title. Bottle. 500ml. A little darker but still light golden colour with thick white head. Smell remind me of a farm. Not a directly good farm smell. Taste: a little bit diffrent, but something is missing. ending dissapears quickly, Grass, toffee, barnyard aroma. Ok palate medium body. fizzy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DanielBrown (3927) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2014
Cask at Trocadero, Birmingham. Thin, tangy Bitter. Unremarkable, but inoffensive. Refreshing enough.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Raesmama (23) - - JUN 21, 2014
Not a big fan... Bought it for the legendary name. Had a strange taste I can't even put into words.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DBob5150 (198) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Nice, deep amber body with a thin white head. Aroma is clean, slightly floral, slightly sweet. Taste is sweet caramel, some fruit with a slight bitter alcohol finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ngejo (378) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - JUN 15, 2014
Bottle. clear, orange, white foam, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, average carbonation, & bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beertholomeus (895) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gopherfan99 (618) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
alexsdad06 (5924) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
AshtonMcCobb (2939) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
allmyvinyl (4253) - 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.

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