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

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RATINGS: 1240   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.


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1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
mickeykaline (8) - Northville, Michigan, USA - DEC 31, 2011
definitely sub par and dissapointing. Looks not bad nice clear amber though head is sparse and thin. Smell is corny and carmelly. Taste is bland reminds me of U.S. macros.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SarkyNorthener (1947) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2014
Bottle from asda, wakefield. Consumed on cock oíthe north campsite, hipperholme. Golden amber beer with small head. Aroma of malts and mild hops. Taste follows suit with a little caramel. Standard stuff.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
azzie (230) - - AUG 25, 2014
Bottle 0.5 l. Clear golden amber color, big wool white foam. Medium body and carbonation. Medium to heavy bitterness. Light sweetness. Aroma of grass and citrus. Ok one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarkoNm (531) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - AUG 17, 2014
Pours a clear golden color, topped with a hefty white head. There is a pleasant malty aroma, decently strong. The taste is malty and slightly grainy. Very nice bitterness in the finish. Crisp and refreshing. Extra drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Danev76 (508) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 8, 2014
Floral hop aroma. Cloudy amber colour with poor head. Aromatic hop flavour with a bitter finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
munja (8) - - AUG 7, 2014 does not count
weak hoppy aroma. pale, clear, white head . balanced between malty and bitter taste. good but something is missing here...

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gegwilson (1157) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2014
Cask in Turnerís Mill, Redcar. Golden with a white head. A very bog standard golden ale. Drinkable and inoffensive, but bland.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
solidfunk (3997) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 1, 2014
Doesnít quite taste like someone pissed in my wine or farted in my general direction, but has a light dose of English scum. Pours brown, with ok head and lacing. Light citrus and light sour finish. Not much evident hops.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
kwik-lime (1306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2014
Cask at The Albany in London. Orangey colour with almost no head. Flat and liveless beer, not a good bitter at all.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
rikstar (759) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2014
0,5l fles uit Dijon gedeeld met jeroen. Bier is op zich goed drinken allen erg onuitgesproken jammer, zou het niet weer kopen.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NallePalle (109) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 23, 2014
Draught at British Beer Company, Franklin, MA. Very nice in company with steak & ale pie.


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