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

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RATINGS: 723   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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.


ghawener's rating

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ghawener (1553) - San Salvador, - APR 20, 2011
Bottle @ Costa Real w Ramenen. Malty and herbal, slight hops. Food Pairing: Lamb chops.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MayumiH (820) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2016
Bottle at home. Deep copper colour. Smooth roasted malts. Hints of chocolate and coffee. Subtly nutty, bitter sweet. Smooth finish. Very nice.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
sarauckelman (372) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2016
Clear dark amber with minimal head that dissipates. Not much aroma -- maybe a hint of the barley -- so the complex flavor is a surprise, with nuts and coffee and an underlying sweetness. Warm palatte with a bit of a burn on the end. Surprisingly pleasant!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rask0lnikov (565) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 15, 2016
Transparren Ruby brown colour. Medium white head. Hints of caramel, toffee and some coffee in the aroma. Malty, caramelly first taste. Hints of honey. Sweet in the middle. Slight sourness in the end. Hints of bread. Pretty well balanced, medium carbonated, well drinkable beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
uckelman (560) - Durham, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2016
Pours clear, dark amber. About a finger of pillowy tan head. Slightly spicy aroma, with hints of cocoa in the background. Bittersweet. Strong roasted malt flavors, with a bit of a metallic finish.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
R2k2 (445) - NETHERLANDS - APR 2, 2016
A nice, dark, amber colored beer with a firm, compact, slightly brown layer of foam. A nice and sweet aroma with the touch of grain. It tastes a bit like licorice in the beginning, but this quickly moves on into a bitterness which fills the entire mouth. A subtile bitter aftertaste remains. Een mooi, donker, amberkleurig bier met een stevige, lichtbruine kraag. Een lekker zoet aroma met iets van graan op de achtergrond. In de smaak zit de hint van laurierdrop, maar dit word snel bitter en vult de gehele mond. Een lichtbittere nasmaak blijft subtiel hangen.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hopverdju (466) - BELGIUM - MAR 15, 2016
Kastanjebruin bier met beige schuimkraag. Geur: Bitterig, gras hoppig, wat cacao, rood fruit, fris kruidig, muntblaadjes. Smaak: iets medicinaal, groen hoppig, onrijpe okkernoten, Koffiecichorei. Romig, niet zoveel koolzuurprikkel. Afdronk: gebrande mout, bitterig. Dit schaap staat als een huis!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
alex_leit (1680) - Minsk, BELARUS - MAR 9, 2016
Bottle. Bronze color, average foam. Aroma slightly buttery, caramel and other malts, slightly roasted and fruity. Taste: good, malty, caramel, slightly earthy hop bitterness

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Biroholik (718) - Sosnowiec, Poland, POLAND - MAR 7, 2016
Kolor : Rubinowo-brązowy. Super-klarowne. Śliczna opalizacja.
Piana: Perfekcyjna w kolorze kremowo-beżowym. Utrzymuje się przez bardzo długi czas. Jest tak gęsta, że można ją jeść łyżeczkami jak bitą śmietanę. Tworzy średnie pęcherze.
Zapach : Bardzo dobry balans chmielu i słodu. Delikatnie wyczuwalny karmel i ciemne owoce.
Smak: Głównie słodowy. Cała masa ciemnych owoców. Śliwka najmocniejszym akcentem. Oprócz tego również daktyle, jeżyny i ciemne winogrona, tudzież rodzynki. Poza owocami w smaku zagościł na stałe karmel oraz trochę zbożowo-chlebowych detali. Goryczka jest umiarkowana z gładkim finiszem.
Wysycenie: Średnie.
Podsumowanie:
Piwo wysoko oceniane przez piwoszy z całego świata. Jest zgodne z założonym stylem : English Strong Ale. Ja również podzielam tą opinię. Piwo bardzo lekkie i pijalne. Trunek niezwykle orzeźwiający z średnią chmielową goryczką. Bardzo dobrze zbalansowane.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phfyysik (502) - Tartu, ESTONIA - FEB 20, 2016
Pours clear dark red with medium head. Colour is similar with blackcurrant juice. Aroma feels a little bit old, some sourness and hops on side. Taste is quite dry, some sweetness, malts, grapes, some bitterness. After brings up some hops. Easy to drink good beer!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jjsint (2122) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 29, 2016 Bottle from some corner shop or other, fair play to them for carrying this... Dark brown with a hint of ruby. Translucent with lots of forced carbonation. Toffee, caramel and a trace of mango. Sweet and slightly smoky taste, which finishes quite bitter. Salted caramel on the finish. Not bad but a bit artificial-tasting.


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