Roasted malt, hops and banana-fruit.
Dry palate with a complex mixture of hops, fruit and roasted malt with a dry refreshing finish.
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 refreshing Goldings hop finish.
Food and Beer Pairing
The pale chocolate malts and inherent strength of Riggwelter means it stands up to any strongly flavoured rich red meat or strong cheese. At the same time, the rich espresso and chocolate flavours combined with strong fruitiness makes Riggwelter the perfect accompaniment to decadent deserts such as dark chocolate torte.
Riggwelter is also the best beer to soak fruit in to make a deliciously rich fruitcake.
We use a base of Maris Otter malted barley, but add plenty of crystal malt, specifically a Pale Chocolate Malt. This very dark roasted malt gives the beer its rich dark colour, its 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!
What’s in a name?
Riggwelter Ale takes its name from a local Yorkshire Dales farming term which has Norse root; “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.
Nekronos (3633) - Xalapa, MEXICO - NOV 25, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2006 Good, at least not booring. BUt it was not has dark as in the photo. MAybe the conditioning of the Cask. The aroma is good, and the foam nice. A little hoppy.
joergen (20493) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 23, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at Charlies.
Clear amber coloured with a small off white head.
Aroma of malts, caramel, fruits and yeast.
Flavour of malts, fruits and yeast.
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at Charlies, Copenhagen. Deep amber colour with a small off white head. Malty, light caramel sweet aroma with notes of fruit. Fruity sweet flavor with a light bitterness.
Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 27, 2006
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
CASK at Charlies. Ruby colour with a small off-white head. Malty, licorice, caramel, hop aroma and a sweet dry, licorice, caramel taste. Medium body with a dry finish.
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