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

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RATINGS: 1289   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.


ghawener's rating

1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
ghawener (1553) - San Salvador, - JUN 15, 2012
Bottle: Holy $%@# this stuff is just blah blah blah, nice marketing now start brewing. Food Pairing: Malted barley!


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svarun (90) - - 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 (367) - 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

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ttheilen (456) - USA - MAY 7, 2016
I do not wax on poetically about beer but I do know the quality of a beer once tasted. This review is not about my tastes but reinforces the numbers, which are arbitrary.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
hrabren (648) - 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 (445) - 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.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Quick3Beers (781) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 5, 2016
Pours an amber from a bottle. Skunky caramel malt aroma, somewhat nondeScript fruity sweetness, slight bitterness at the end. A little thin and unimpressive really. Meh.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sissio (1147) - Orsenigo, ITALY - FEB 24, 2016
Bottle @ home Clear amber, cream head Malts, grain, corn, some hops Grain and bit of wild honey, bitter ending

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3216) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2016
Bottle from pennels, Lincoln. Golden colour with a white head. Fruity and slight resin aroma and taste with citrus. Thick body.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerInHeaven (356) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 15, 2016
pours clear amber with a medium off white head. aroma is malt and bread. The taste is good. Nice balance between the sweetish malt and hop bitter. Pleasant bittersweet linger after the finish. Refreshing & good beer! Llama approved. Tell us, oh Tim, where we might get another pint of this one!

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
don23 (38) - Sisak, CROATIA - JAN 24, 2016
Sweet aroma, colour is nice bronze with solid head,,but taste is avarge, nothing special for this pri?e,,too expensive


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