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


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Cask; Occasional. Also available bottled.
"A full and richly flavored ale."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rauchbier (3633) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2011
Bottle, Sainsburys Grimsby. Deep gold, thin but lasting white head and moderate condition. Pleasant malty sweet nose with gentle but persistant floral hoppiness apparent, full bodied and well balanced with the sweetness of the malt tempered by a solid hop resin bitterness, some fruitiness and a hint of melon, lingering resinous hop bitterness.
Earlier Rating: 3/19/2002 Total Score: 2.9
Nicely balanced aroma of malt and hops, big head dropped straight off despite adequate condition. Mostly fruity malt flavour with an underlying yeasty bitterness that becomes dry and bittersweet in the aftertaste which spoils it a little for me

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tommann (2847) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2011
500ml bottle. Pours a light copper with a medium, frothy head. Aroma is bready malt, some citrus and sweetness. Taste has a little watery citrus to start. Nice bready malt finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martin243 (795) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2011
500ml Bottle, room temp. Pours golden with a white head that doesn’t last. Medium sweet taste, incorporating citrus and herbs. Lively carbonation. Nice long bitter hop finish saves us from boredom. Nice beer I would happily drink again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
EugeneStraver (119) - Nootdorp, NETHERLANDS - MAR 5, 2011
Home 20110305 (500 ml bottle from brewery): A dark yellow colour with a slightly cloudiness. Flavour: sweetness (caramel), malty, fruity (peach and abricot) and a good hop bitter. A sweet taste (caramel) with an ongoing bitterness. The beer is in the aftertaste still some sweet (sticky) and a dry bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (5685) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2010
500 mL bottle from 2001. A bottle i’d left at a friends and forgotten about. It aged nicely. No carbonation. Amber colour

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MoritzF (8590) - Bochum, GERMANY - DEC 17, 2010
(bottle) Hazy, amber colour with a loose medium-sized tanned foamy head. Fruity and toast-malty aroma with notes of caramel, berries and a touch of liquorice. Sweet-bitter flavour, light to medium bodied with a calm carbonation. Mildly toasty malty and fruity taste with notes of berries and citrus, accompanied by liquorice spice; fruity and slightly toasty finish. Classical stuff. 15.XII.10

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pivnizub (9004) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - DEC 17, 2010
Bottle: Deep golden, unclear, smaller persistent lacy off-white head, fruity-hoppy nose; moderate bitter-sweet flavour, medium bodied; caramelly sweetness balances the dry hoppy finish. Very O.K..........

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
prawlie (1186) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2013 500 mL bottle from Morrissons. Dried fruit aroma and clear orange orange in appearance. Tastes a little off putting at first but then got morish. This is isn’t a classic, but it slips down easily. Bitter and hoppy. I prefer the Golden Sheep, but this has a hint of Tim Taylor’s Landlord which speaks well of it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (7938) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 15, 2010
Bottle from brewery store. Orange, nutmeg and malt aroma. Clear golden amber color with small head. Sweet orange malt flavor with a bitter lemon peel finish. Body on the light side. Very nice but a bit light.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
markas101 (1898) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 8, 2010
50 cl bottle, Sheffield, UK. Nice deep honey colour, Sweet cinnamon aroma, more bitterness on the flavour. Some yeast and honey come through on the finish, with a long pepperiness that finalizes it.

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