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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1254   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
KajII (783) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - FEB 21, 2011
Bottle. Poured a clear light brown with a large frothy white head that dissapated quickly and had fair lacing. The aroma was pleasant with the scent of caramel malts, a sweet yeast and a mild grassy hop. It tasted mildly sweet in the beginning and finished about the same with a hint of caramel and hops with the flavor being very light and fading quickly at the finish. Mouthfeel was light in body and watery in texture with a soft carbonation. Overall a very, very mild tasting brew. I think I like the name better than the beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
RichTheVillan (3554) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2014
Bottle from Ocado; clear amber pour with a frothy white head, lemon and malt aroma, taste has pale malts, light citrus so so.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tinylightsrecs (272) - - DEC 24, 2014
Bottle from Rehills Newcastle. Pours light orange, faint but lingering white head. Lighter than usual Black sheep stuff - quite refreshing

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
drdisque (570) - Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2014
On tap at Lockdown in a shaker. Pours clear copper. Flavor is wet, weak caramel, slight amount of wet fruit. Not particularly bitter for an ESB. Very wet and pretty bland, which makes it quaffable but also very boring.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pras (491) - Maryland, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Bottle pour. Nothing remarkable here. Slightly malty, but otherwise thin. Do not recommend.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pecksheeh (20) - IRELAND - DEC 8, 2014
Pours a clear golden/amber colour. Aroma of malts, some hops - fruits / citrus.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ElectronicFur (3) - - NOV 22, 2014 does not count
Bottle. Poured gold amber, small head. Malty and some fruit. Bitter sweet aftertaste. Name better than beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beergeek23322 (2493) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 12, 2014
7/18/2010. From bottle. Light orange with a white head. Malty, light caramel, fruity and sweet with some metallic notes. Light hoppy finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
darioklc (541) - Karlovac, CROATIA - NOV 5, 2014
It was a dark golden color, with not much of a head. Mostly a sweet, fruity malt smell. It was just like the smell, malty and fruity, with a bit of metallic taste in the background. It has good carbonation, with a decent body. Very good but I have expected more from this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
markoijelena (697) - Belgrade, SERBIA - NOV 5, 2014
Bottle 0.5l at Samo Pivo Belgrade Serbia.Pour it hazy orange color with small white head.On the nose apple sour.Taste is sour ,bitter.Aroma of spices,apple,pear,fruits,little bit orange.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sinfull (903) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Clear golden color. Medium white head. Aroma of caramel , malt and hint of honey. Taste is caramel sweet , with moderate bitterness . Easy to drink. Normal , but not conform with my imagination of Bitter.

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