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

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RATINGS: 669   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DavefromChicago (201) - Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2002
Nice short-lived rocky head. Rich reddish-brown color. Fragrant flowery hops and nice malty aroma. Well flavored with chocolate, raisin and sherry notes. Distinctly bitter finish. Another fine British ale - brewed by one of the original Theakston family (Old Peculier).

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
winkle (476) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 5, 2002
Strong malty smokey nose, pours a big head, deep amber colour. Complex flavours, coffee, chocolate,toasted malt and hints of molasses, quite satisfying. A nice bitter finish of medium lenght, this is good, hats off.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 20, 2002
Medium dark bourbon clear colour under a large size, fine bubbled mid-beige lasting head. Sweetish caramel malt ’n smokey oak aroma. Medium smooth body carrying a serious tangy, ’in your face’ bitter start. Lighter caramel sweet malt and nutty flavours with some recurring smokey woody character. Strongish bitter finish and aftertaste. Very pleasant drinking. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - SEP 17, 2002
Great English ale. Pours a dark brown with a light colored head. Very smooth drink.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 15, 2002
Dark brown color, nice frothy head. Hints of tin in mildly malty, choclatey and slightly roasty nose. Big fruity hops in the body, finishes soft and choclatey. Very nice stong ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
obxdude10 (2022) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2002
Just like Radek said - very interesting aromas from this brew, dark brown in color, kept a very nice lacy head, some coffee and/or chocolate in the flavors & aftertaste

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6368) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 11, 2002
Interesting set of aromas, plum, coffee, choco... Rich intense flavours of same set as aroma, just more choco than plum ... Nice to have you Riggwelter.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardGretton (4220) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2002
Dark, rich beer with a coffee/chocolate flavour. The texture of the beer is very smooth and thick on the palate. A good English beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alebrewer (140) - Mentor, Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2002
Beatiful deep copper/ruby colored beer. Very complex flavors and not too roasty, despite the color.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
neilrichards (191) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2002
The bottle scares me. I don’t the picture of the dead sheep. Its really dark and brown, with a big, frothy head. Doesn’t smell that much of coffee, it’s more earthy. I like the taste a lot. Its not the kind of beer to pass you by. Its got loads of depth of flavour - loads of roasted malts. It has quite a chocolatey afertatse. Could drinks loads of it.


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