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

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RATINGS: 1296   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.


DrnkMcDermott's rating

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrnkMcDermott (2994) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2003
Bottled. Even as you know you want to try it for the name alone, something in the back of your mind says this could be another 3 Stooges Panther Pilsner. But no, instead a pretty nice bitter. Maybe a little carbonated to please American tastes, but that's the only consession it seems to make. Bitter is not a style I've had a lot of experience in, but I'll suspect this is somewhat middling against the well done ones. Good light brown color and maltiness, slight fruitiness. Just fun to bring out. And I found at the Whole Food Market in Chicago (so it may not have traveled as well as it might.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
mice (781) - FINLAND - AUG 10, 2016
Oranssinruskea olut kohtalaisen runsaalla valkoisella vaahdolla, joka jättää kivasti pitsiä. Toffeemainen, makea tuoksu on varsin houkutteleva. Siihen nähden maku ei ihan yllä samalle tasolle. Maussa makeaa toffeisuutta, hedelmää ja humalaa. Suutuntuma kuitenkin turhan vetinen ja bittermäinen puraisu loistaa poissaolollaan. Hyvä maitokauppatuote, mutta samalla hinnalla (n.5€) saa jo paljon parempaakin.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mabuzzer (557) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - AUG 6, 2016
500ml bottle from Morrisons. Clear copper colour, very fizzy head that disappeared instantly. Floral aroma, floral, slightly spicy taste. Ok beer, nothing special, but the packaging was excellent

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mrjaxson (481) - .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 (4375) - 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 (157) - 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 (98) - - 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 (893) - 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 (105) - - 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


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