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

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RATINGS: 1270   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
christhoel (287) - chesterfield, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2015
mild hoppy nose, small frothy head rapidly diminishing, medium amber hue, moderately sweet taste with malt and hop tones, a good ale

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
PlinyDad1952 (52) - - MAY 15, 2015
AHH LET ME TELL YOU I LUVE MONTY PYTHON. HES IS SO FUNNY. ITS MEERLY A FLESH WOUND AHHHAHA EHE EH EH THE PART WHAT THE BUNNYS ARE CHASSING MONTY PYTHON WERE SO HILEAREAOUS. IM GLAD TO SEE HE MADE HIS OWN BEERS. THIS ONE TASTE LIKE FRUIT AND CHOCOLATES AND SPICES? NOW I THINK WHAT WOULD BE BEST S IF PLINY MADE A MONTY PYTHON IPA STOUT OR MAYBE ANOTHER COOL MOVIE STAR LIKE LIEEUTIENIANTE SPOK. I WILL PREY FOR THAT TONIGHT IN MY PREYARS.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
aumentm (400) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 10, 2015
Nice smooth taste. This is a brown ale that is complex and well balanced. Well done sirs

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dacrza (596) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - APR 30, 2015
DATE TASTED: April 30, 2015... GLASSWARE: Barley Creek pint... OCCASION: just having used MP as a Medieval Romance review, this made sense tonight--and as the Browns draft, they search yet again for that elusive Holy Grail known as starting quarterback... APPEARANCE: clear, orange amber body with mild effervescence; thin, steady, snow-white head that frames the body attractively; appropriate lacing.. AROMA: nutty, buttery scent with some mellow citrus hints; malts are bready and ...PALATE: smooth, rather uneventful mouthfeel; slightly dry; reasonably weighted... TASTE: a funky, astringent flavor with some nutty suggestions; definite bitterness on the tongue; easy-drinking but indistinguishable in its profile; lemon, pear and some aromatic hops--not impressive...OVERALL: a beer that screams "novelty!" and tastes just as here-and-gone; a brown aleís throat coat late, and the majority of the experience is watered down--not much like the film for which it is named...

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
worldbeertaste (1720) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2015
Ua fairly typical premium bitter. Rich and sweet and tasty but nothing too original or incredible. Nonetheless nice.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
cagou007 (458) - FRANCE - APR 17, 2015
Pours deep golden with medium white head. Nose is bready. Aromas are malts, bread, some citrus. Very light body, medium carbonation. Short bitter finish. Nice label and name, but the beer is not worth a shit!

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
demannu (142) - New Jersey, USA - APR 10, 2015
Very simple beer. Pours a deep golden amber color with a white head. Very light and almost can i say empty body. Very bready nose. Slight bitter presence in finish. Bready flavor. Not getting any fruit flavor. Not for me.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (3215) - Michigan, USA - MAR 25, 2015
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy bright orange color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon, orange zest, pear, apple, honey, toasted biscuit, light caramel, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of bready malt, fruity yeast, and earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon, orange zest, pear, apple, honey, toasted biscuit, light caramel, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Slight earthy herbal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, orange zest, pear, apple, honey, toasted biscuit, light caramel, and herbal/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. very nice robustness and balance of bready malt, fruity yeast, and earthy hop flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and moderately creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4.7%. Overall this is a very good English pale ale. All around good robustness and balance of bready malt, fruity yeast, and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamherbert (1364) - Syracuse, New York, USA - MAR 10, 2015
Honey orange color. Very little head, looks syrupy. Severe sugar and caramel in the nose. There is a mild euro hop, but mostly malt. Itís actually very pleasant if you can handle the sweetness. The taste mirrors the aroma: sweet but not saccharine, lots of toffee. The feel is slick and buttery. This is a very sweet, pleasant beer.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
undercurrent25 (1578) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2015
Pours a golden colour. Taste is biscuity and cerealy. Floral on the palate. Pretty average


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