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

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RATINGS: 677   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.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hooker (467) - Coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 18, 2005
Clear dark copper colour with thick tan head. Mild malt nose. Slightly sour malt taste with warming alcohol finish.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lenrick (11) - SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2006
It has a medium-to-full body, a depth of malty, treacly, toffeeish flavours, and a mint-humbug hop finish.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
daknole (9128) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 9, 2010
Very dark brown pour. Bottle from world of beer in S Fla. Aroma of dark malts, overripe fruit, some toffee. Flavor is pretty boring and actually not so good. A bit of overripe fruit, spent malt, spent hops...meh.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - AUG 27, 2004
(on bottle)Mild sent of rooten fruit, in a good way. A little too much carbonation, but a nite, quiet roast. A bitterness from the roasting continiues in the finish.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
BeerAteHer (384) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 5, 2004
Brilliant ruby-red color (though not "chestnut brown"). As far as aroma is concerned it’s sort of like a caffe mocha (though not of "fresh roasted coffee"). Very smoky flavor - surprising that the color is not more along the brown side. However, the smokiness of this particular brew is more like a can of dollar-store sardines in mustard sauce (including the tinniness of the container) and is not pleasant in the least. Cloying, metallic aftertaste. Being near the bottom of the ratings on this one I readily admit that I have a personal penchant against smoky beers - but nevertheless l hold this rating as-is based on this beer’s candidly perceived deficiencies as described above. It would have been even lower Overall but for the fact that Riggwelter packs a great alcohol kick at 5.7%.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
EricTheRed (82) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - DEC 24, 2005
not so good. metallic and underhopped. looked malty but wasn’t. of the three english ales Baugh and I drank today, this was the disappointment

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2009

Name: Riggwelter
Date: November 01, 2008
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: clear dark red, fine beige head, bits of lace
Aroma: sweet malt aroma with a nice fruity character, light earthyness
Flavor: flavor starts off dry, touch of caramel sweetness kicks in and brings some fruityness, earthyness grabs hold to dry it back out again, hint of dry chocolate, light bitter finish
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 4/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 9/20
Rating: 2.4/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: *4

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jacobwennbom (352) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 29, 2006
Very dark and very bitter. Lots of hops. The aroma i quite fruity. not crazy about this one.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
Syzzer (591) - Oregon, USA - JUL 3, 2012
Typical weak platonic english dark ale. It has a sour finish, rootbeer in color, slightly-somewhat malty. Finishes very weak.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ATLBeerDog (280) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 1, 2008
From a brown bottle - Pours dark brown with almost no head or carbonation. Smells of sweet caramelized malts with lust a tad of light hops. First sip is very sweet with caramel notes and very little hops. Finishes with a welcome bitterness. Well under carbonated. Not much happening here. Worth skipping this one!


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