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

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RATINGS: 1251   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.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (35959) - 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 (31793) - 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 (29828) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Papsoe (25083) - 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

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (21497) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
oh6gdx (20902) - 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 (19935) - 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 (17520) - 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 (16098) - , 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (15217) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 17, 2003
Golden color, beautiful head. Dry aroma, ordinary, with some hop. Average malt flavor, just a better hop; quite strong bitterness at the end, with a good aromatic hopping.


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