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

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RATINGS: 1206   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.


mickeykaline's rating

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.


2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
capetownbrew (12) - SOUTH AFRICA - APR 10, 2014
500ml bottle, 4.7% ABV. Rich gold verging on amber with a white head that fades. Slight honey notes?

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HammerTroll (194) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 3, 2014
Light amber color, medium white head. Sweet nose. Sweet aroma, berries. Medium body, waterish texture. Not bad. (Metro 0,5l bottle)

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
andrewje41 (142) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - APR 2, 2014
Bottle. Sweet sugar aroma. Light copper in color. Very light tasting ale with a sweet, bready finish. Surprisingly drinkable and refreshing, just lacking a lot of initial flavor. A lot of carb. Almost ciderish. Iíd say itís alright.

1.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 5/20
jrzJo08 (20) - - APR 2, 2014
Refreshing. Crisp. A bit sweet yet bitter at the end. Draft. Too light. Easy going session beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bartlebier (1195) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - APR 2, 2014
50cl bottle, Maruhn 12/2013. Obviously purchased for the novelty label. Pours a deep and unctuous acajou-orange, not betraying its below 5% abv. Aroma of roasted nuts, orange marmelade and slight abv fumes... Taste is more candied orange marmelade on an earthy yello palate, pleasant hop notes shining through a tired/soggy yeast profile and burnt caramel. Overall very unbalanced, drinkable, but not a complete joy to down - must be that witch temperance!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rockana (50) - - MAR 22, 2014
Amber color with minimal white head. Medium carbonisation. Bitter. Light body. Not bad.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
JStax (2622) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Bottle pour into a brandy snifter. Pours a clear amber to copper with a white head of foam that dissipates at a moderate rate. The aroma is grainy and sweet. Sugary. Sweet taste. Medium carbonation.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
milewide (1391) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 3, 2014
Bland Euro brew which was a step above Bud. $1.99 at World Market. Monty label is only attraction.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclechuckle (6) - - FEB 18, 2014 does not count
Iíll start of with "This beer is nowhere near as bad as I thought it would be." The name and label immediately scream "Commercial sellout, this will taste horrible." Pours a bright gold with a small white head. Bready aromaís on the nose. Very clean taste, with just a touch of hops. Very simple beer, but made very well.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhunter111 (5605) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 18, 2014
Dunkelgoldenes Bier mit schŲner Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig, getreidig, Karamell, Citrus. Geschmack malzig bitter, Karamell, leicht schokoladig.


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