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

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RATINGS: 1286   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (42524) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2006
Bottle. A light amber color. Big head. Malt and caramel in aroma with notes of alcohol. Taste of hops and a little bitterness.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yespr (38536) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2008
50 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a slowly collapsing bubbly white head. Vague aroma of some hops and a mild malt almost mouldy note. Flavour is mainly bitter hops with a very minor fruity note. Light sweetness before the finish followed by a dry and bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (32903) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2003
The aroma is very light hoppy with notes of grass. The color is amber and it has a fine beige head. The flavor is of sweet malt and ends on a rather bitter and grassy not. A nice bitter ale.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (25140) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 14, 2005
Golden colour with an off-white head. Malty aroma with notes of fruit, caramel and hops. Malty flavour with notes of fruit and a nice bitter finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2005
(Bottle 50 cl) Orangey golden, close to amber, slightly hazy with a decent head. Some typical notes of fruit and caramel with a distinct bitterness. But basically just another standard Bitter without too much personality - despite the odd name. 270405

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
oh6gdx (24330) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 13, 2005
Bottled. Copper coloured with huge white foamy head, leaves much longlasting lacing. Maltish and fruitish aroma. Very sour/bitter citric flavour. A bit sweetish finish and aftertaste. I find this one a bit boring, though I am a huge Monty Python fan.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (22619) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 1, 2006
[Bottled at East End Brewery, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong] Amber coloured, small fluffy head. Sweetish with evident carmelly malt and some hay-like hops. Fairly light bodied with soft mouthfeel and careful salty bitterness. Not as mad as you might think...

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
anders37 (21693) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2005
Orange colour with white head. Has a little fruity aroma. Malty flavor and fruity, some caramel too. Hoppy mouthfeel with some bitterness in the aftertaste. Monty Python is funnier than this beer.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
madmitch76 (20809) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2012
12th February 2010
Clear amber beer, light white head. Semi light palate but fairly dry. Dry malt with a slightly rough edge. A fruity orange note is quickly overwhelmed by dry bitterness. Over dry and with little to balance the bitterness - this beer is hard work.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (19760) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 3, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2014 How could one resist such a named beer. Its light ruby in colour, with a light malt fruit and a little bitter. We are the Knights who say "I?ll have a another" Cask aug 2014... At the haymarket... Golden amber... Thin white lacing... Soft dry fruit nose... Very distinct black sheep flavour assume yeast... Fty fruits... Dull toffee fruits.. My tasted have really changed since those early days 3.0


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