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

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RATINGS: 670   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (34282) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 11, 2006
Bottle. Clear amber coloured with a small off white head. Aroma of malts, tobacco, caramel, fruits and yeast. Flavour of malts, fruits and yeast. Hoppy finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (30747) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2008
50 cL bottle. Pours dark brown with a redish glare and a semi creamy off-white head. Light roasted malt aroma with a light coffee-ish note. Flavour is roasted malt and coffee with a light liqourice edge from the hops. Nicely balanced and with just enough sweetness to counter balance the roasted profile. Light coffee-ish finish mixed with liqourice. Dry bitterness in the far finish. Nice one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29134) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2003
The aroma is sweet and malty with notes of hops, yeast, caramel, and berries. The color is a very dark red and it has a beutiful beige head. The flavor is of sweet and roasted malts with notes of chocolate and fruit. It ends on a good bitterness both from the hops and the malt. A very nice stong ale.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25089) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2005
(Bottle 50 cl) Very dark brown - close to black - with a nice, brownish head. Malty fullness and a dry bitterness - rather marked bitterness actually. Reminds me more of an old fashioned, traditional porter. Odd name - and explanation for it. 140603

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (20569) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2006
Bottle. Clear red brown coloured with a huge off white head. Aroma of malts, caramel and fruits. Flavour of malts, fruits, caramel and hops. Hoppy finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20239) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 14, 2005
Bottled. Dark copperish ruby colour, beige mediumsized head, lacing. Caramellish and chocolateish aroma with malty hints. Flavour is roasted malt, dark chocolate, sugary sweetness. Nice one, though a bit too sweet. Very enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16410) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2007
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with an off-white head. Sweet malty roasted aroma. Sweet roasted malty flavor with caramel hints. Sweet malty roasted finish with a slightly bitter aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (14340) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 10, 2002
Dark red / amber color, beautiful head and lace. Very nice aroma: malt, caramel, roasted malt, coffee. Rich mouth feeling, strong caramalt; it turns quickly in a very bitter ale, prelude to a long and strong final. Bitterness is the most evident character, followed by caramel and finally by some hop aroma; would be better if more balanced (less bitter, more hop-aromatic).

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
saxo (13796) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 31, 2006
Bottle. Nice tannish head with medium duration. Color is dark brown. Aroma is fruity. Taste is fruits and chocolate.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MiP (13513) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2004
Bottle. Nice brown colour. Plenty, very stable head. Roasted, malty flavour with a long bitterness.


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