Brewed by Black Sheep
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Masham, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Bottle: Filtered.
Also sold as Sainsbury’s Yorkshire Bitter
Ingredients: Maris Otter malt, Demerara sugar and a blend of Golding hops.
Originally brewed in 1999 to celebrate Black Sheep’s unique Yorkshire Square fermentation process.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sdmmb (1724) - BELGIUM - SEP 7, 2013
Another great bitter from the black sheep brewery. Full of flavour and taste. Drunk from 0.5 l bottle ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
spacecube (1562) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2013
500ml bottle, pours golden brown with a small head. Deep malty caramel and biscuit in the aroma, with spicy citrus and banana balancing the malts. The finish is long and bitter. The palate is rich and thick, average carbonation. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsga (7308) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 23, 2013
Medium offwhite head. Clear amber body. Fruity earthy nutty aroma with meaty caramelly notes. Dry-sweet earthy caramelly meaty taste with fruity notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dryish fruity meaty resiny aftertaste with caramelly notes. Nice, but way too meaty. (0.5l bottle, from House of Trembling Madness, York.)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnCook101 (535) - - JUN 3, 2013
Bottle bought as alias Sainsbury’s Yorkshire Bitter. Nice aroma, biscuits and floral. Pours copper with a fairly tight head. Fairly strong malt and biscuit flavours, floral notes, a little honey and a good amount of bitterness, though could have done with a little more in my opinion. Otherwise good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kidmartinek (4688) - austin, Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2013
Golden amber with a lasting white head. Bready aroma. Biscuity flavor with a very dry, strong bitterness. Again, more cahones than 5%. Aftertaste is nice and bitter and strong.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (14165) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 16, 2013
Bottle as Sainsbury’s Yorkshire Bitter. Pours copper with a creamy off-white head. Aroma is floral and malty. Med body, almost. Flavor is mostly floral hop with some very nice light roasty malt. It’s dry. It’s bitter. It’s very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VintageViking (42) - - APR 5, 2013
Bottle. Pours pale amber, with a medium head. A lightish body; bitter, hoppy and quite dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (4128) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2013
Bottle. Copper colour small head. Caramel aroma. Taste is caramel and dry hops. This is a dry sweet beer. Quite nice. A little too watery and carbonated on the palate though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dogbomb (1152) - ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2013
Bottle. Gold with a nice white top. Strong caramel nose. Citrus and more toffee in the taste. Nicely rounded erring on the slight sweet malty side. Really pleasant drinkers drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
foolberry (56) - New Malden, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2013
I really like this. Aroma is all caramel. Taste is deliciously balanced: bitter and yeast, more caramel. Rounded. Very very like the standard Black Sheep, but I think nicer. Will buy again. Nice surprise.

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