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

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RATINGS: 691   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.


foolberry's rating

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
foolberry (56) - New Malden, Surrey, - JAN 3, 2013
Rich complex taste, sweet but a little sour as well, deep hop finish. The whole thing very rounded and satisfying in the mouth. Aroma is strong, coffee, raisins. But what’s it like? It feels serious, wood-paneled rooms, quiet conversation, tobacco smoke hanging in the air. A bit regency.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
androman (737) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 6, 2015
50cl bottle at home from BeerRitz.co.uk. Body is clear brown, head is medium, beige, creamy, average lasting, good lacing. Nose is slightly roasted malt, flavor is chocolate, malt, mild coffee, raisin. Medium sweet, medium roasty bitter. Finish is medium lasting roasty medium bitter, light sweet, chocolate, light alcohol warmth. Medium to full body, oily texture, soft carbonation. Easy tasty dessert beer, simple, good one.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
redders1974 (172) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2015
OK strong ale maybe to subtle for its own good nice flavours coming through just not pronounced enough for the style OK but would like to see more from the flavours.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
davidtjm (819) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAY 4, 2015
Bottle. Pour is black with a foamy head, aroma is sweet, light toffee. Taste is sweet, malty, chocolate, gently bitter towards the finish. Unspectacular

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SinH4 (686) - SWITZERLAND - APR 26, 2015
Brown color with small tan head. Aroma is very malty, some fruitiness. Taste is malty, estery, warming booze in the end. Carbonation is soft but high. This only has 5.7%? Not bad English Strong.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gegwilson (1801) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2015
Bottle from Morrisons. Pours deep ruby with a thin cream head. Peppery malt aroma. The taste is very malty with spice and butter. Some nut and toast notes too. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (4018) - McLean, Virginia, USA - APR 5, 2015
From a 500 cl bottle. Pours a clear cola with a tan head. Malty nose. Flavors of caramel. Smooth finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alexi91 (129) - Bristol/Romsey, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2015
Origin: Bottle. Vessel: Pint Glass. Supplier: ASDA (Bristol). Foamy head with burnt notes.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (2845) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2015
500ml bottle, BB Aug 2015, 5.7% at a BYOB. Golden brown, hazy, very lightly sparkling, large foamy tan head. Aroma is light burnt toffee, spice, some TCP. Body is medium to light, foamy, low carbonation. Taste is toffee, molasses, liquorice, spice, metallic hops, a little alcohol, wood varnish. Not amazing.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
triskaideka (205) - Killarney, IRELAND - JAN 19, 2015
500ml bottle - pours dark amber with white head. Aroma is malty, taste is malty,caramel. decent ESB

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rob_D_UK (1192) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2015
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.


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