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

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RATINGS: 1294   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.


fontjt's rating

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
fontjt (77) - Louisiana, USA - JAN 6, 2014
Smells a little bit weedish. Poured clear dark golden. Not really bitter. Tasted like it smells.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mrjaxson (477) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 23, 2016
A very pretty pour to a full head, snappy carbonation and a caramel color to go with a caramel aroma and a bit of green grapes in the aroma. Taste and finish are both mildly bitter. Nicely done bottle label graphics to go with a solid ale.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
zacgillbanks (4246) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2016
Bottle from Lidl, Wrekenton, Gateshead. Bright golden coloured with sweet toffee and citrus flavours followed by almond and caramel on the finish. Ok.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Skarecrow (109) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 21, 2016
500ml bottle BB 25/2/2017 Fruity ester aroma with a strong hint of cardboard. Poured light amber with OK head. Mild bitterness is followed by grainy thin finish and more cardboard. Disappointing.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
PivopijaPivopija (30) - - JUL 12, 2016
Floral hop aroma. Cloudy amber colour with poor head. Aromatic hop flavour with a bitter finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BazScott (69) - - JUN 17, 2016
Pours a clear dark golden colour, with a slight head, which quickly disappears. Aroma of hops and slight fruitiness. Flavours of hops and fruit, with a slightly bitter aftertaste.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
redders1974 (849) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2016
Pretty bland offering refreshing enough on a hot summers evening bottle at home from morrisons hint of orange honey

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svarun (101) - - MAY 13, 2016
Orange to copper color, head is minimal. Floral and fruity aroma. Average bitterness, well balanced. Good but not really impressive. Too expensive.

2.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
MarcinG (397) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2016
Butelka . Miedziany kolor z mala biala piana ktora szybko sie redukuje. Slodowe aromaty i slodowo kartonowy posmak...nie jest to najlepsze piwo ale poniewaz nie chce byc rozszarpany przez biale kroliczki...bede milczal i ocenial dobrze.

MarcinG

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
hrabren (791) - Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 23, 2016
Golden, white head quickly disappeared. Caramel, some bitterness, quite light. Carbonation high, light body. A joke of a beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
R2k2 (450) - NETHERLANDS - APR 2, 2016
(drunk it with the temperature slightly above the recommended level) A nice, honey-colored ale with a firm layer of foam. It has a nice, apple sweet aroma, but without the sour part. It tastes slightly hop-bitter, with the apple touch on the background. Is leaves a dry palate, with a slightly bitter aftertaste. (Gedronken boven de aanbevolen drinktemperatuur) Een mooi, helder, honingkleurig ale met een compacte, stevige kraag. Een lekker aroma van appelen, maar zonder het zure er van. De smaak is lichtjes hop-bitter, met de appelsmaak licht op de achtergrond. De afdronk is droog, en laat een licht bittere nasmaak achter.


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