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

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RATINGS: 678   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 25, 2002
Malty & fruity aroma. Interesting head. Roasty taste that has about the right depth, with maybe even a bit of chocolate. Best of the sheep.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MartinT (7952) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 8, 2002
Nuts and caramel…White chocolate smoke…Pleasant and refreshing…

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pilsnerrogge (2511) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JUN 24, 2002
Fullbodied & rasted. Somwhat sweet with some notes of alcohol.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ronny (100) - Arlöv, SWEDEN - JUN 16, 2002
Smells of caramellmalt and pepper,A nice and pleasent bitternes,maybe a taste of sweet banana

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
baseballguy (246) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 12, 2002
Gorgeous ale with a beautiful head, very aesthetically pleasing in the glass and darn good on the tongue as well. A nice discovery.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2002
Sweet caramel aroma. Cranberry colour, tan head. Strong rasted malt flavour, bitter coffee after taste. Some sweetness, mouth is hit with a few sensations, all good. Complex and terrific.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ingevara (804) - SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2002
Hmm... like a chocolate soda without sugar. Not much non-chocolate-related bitterness, not much strength. The label claims this to be a ’ryggvältare’. It isn’t. Tame.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 27, 2002
A light old ale. Nice clear orange amber color. Fairly thick tan head. Medium to heavy body. Malt, dark corn syrup and toffee flavors. Spicy/minty hops finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2002
dark ruby color, short head. smoky-sweet malt. thick-sides of the tongue-bitterness. citrusy-grapefruit aroma/aftertaste. a very nice brew.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rauchbier (3616) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2002
Malty nose, deep red colour with good longlasting head.Spicy blend of malt and hops in the mouth and a warming aftertaste.


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