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Brewed by Black Sheep
Style: English Strong Ale
Ripon, England

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RATINGS: 664   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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Bottle: Pasteurised.
"Strong Yorkshire Ale"
Riggwelter is now our second best-selling bottled beer and has national listings in many of the major supermarkets. Aroma Roasted malt, hops and banana-fruit. Taste This strong, velvety ruby brown beer really is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. It is deceptively clean drinking, with a wonderfully complex palate of coffee, bananas and liquorice which rewards you with a long, dry Goldings hop finish. Ingredients We use a base of Maris Otter malted barley, but add plenty of Pale Chocolate malt to give Riggwelter its rich dark colour, espresso nose and roasted malt flavours. We use a touch of wheat which helps deliver the lovely creamy head and lacing down the glass - just what you would expect from a proper Yorkshire beer! All our bottled ales are suitable for both vegetarians and vegans. What’s in a name? Riggwelter Ale takes its name from a local Yorkshire Dales farming term which has Old Norse roots; “rygg” meaning back, and “velte” meaning to overturn. A sheep is said to be rigged or “rigwelted”, when it has rolled onto its back and is unable to get back up without assistance. It seemed the perfect name for a strong beer from the Black Sheep Brewery in Yorkshire.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Holmen1 (2003) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 18, 2013
Fra flaske på Cardinaltreff des-13: storboblet skum. God esb-smak med ristet brød, fin bitterhet og lang ettersmak. Ikke spesielt fruktig, men lettdrikkelig uten at jeg velter over på ryggen.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
allmyvinyl (2177) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 15, 2013
500ml bottle from Asda, Dunbar. Pours dark brown, no head. Aromas are mostly metal and dark sugar. Taste is more of the same. Thin texture, sticky finish. Not very good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Philym (692) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2013
Appearance: Clear dark ruby/brown with finger thick ivory head. Aroma: Bread, pepper, raisin, floral, chocolate malt. Taste: Medium bitterness, low/medium sweet and sourness. Palate: Smooth thick texture, light/medium body, average carbonation, astringent, lingering chocolatey, marzipan dried fruity finish, with hints of pepper, sourness and burnt malt. Comments: Very good and glass lace.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawthorne00 (2256) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 8, 2013
Bottle, 13. Clear reddish brown with an inch of light beige head that struggles to hang around. Aroma of toast and stewed fruit. Taste is sweet and fruity - prunes, banana - with a firm coffee-ish roasted note that militates against t’cloy. Finish is bitter and a bit acrid. Pretty good, but the boldness of the roasted note verges on harsh.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (3563) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 1, 2013
Bottle from one of supermarkets. Poured a clear dark brown with a broken off white head. The aroma is dry malt with a little yeast. The flavour is medium bitter with a smooth hop liqourice bitter palate and a short bitter finish. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Super a refreshing. A beer for all seasons.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Henway (3) - - NOV 24, 2013 does not count
Not bad. Kinda coppery to me with a weak nose. Good for some points in a beer club I guess. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
serban_ionescu (7) - - NOV 17, 2013 does not count
Bere foarte buna, strong taste, un pic am?ruie. Ceva nou, merit? încercat? din nou.. Cheers!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanfolty (1780) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - NOV 5, 2013
November 5, 2013 - bottle from Wine and Cheese. Bottled as Monty Python’s Holy Grail Black Knight’s Reserve. Clear light brown pour with some head. Aroma was roasted malt, toffee and fruit. Taste was roasted malt, some chocolate, toffee, fruit and mild hops. Medium bodied and relatively smooth. Fantastic movie and a solid brew. Any movie that has a quote of "I fart in your general direction" is a winner.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
djroehler (290) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2013
Bottle (black knight’s reserve dark Yorkshire ale). Pour is mostly clear ruby and brown, slightly off white head. Aroma is roasted malt, caramel, slight fruitiness. Taste is roasted malt, dark fruits, slight herbal spiciness, some bitterness.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
andriesradu (402) - ROMANIA - OCT 15, 2013
50cl bottle. Pours dark amber with a moderate but mostly diminishing head, good lacing. Aroma is quite light. Some notes of roasted malt,breadish. Flavor is light to mderate roasted malt with a long bitterness. Better as it warms a bit.


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