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


on tap

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RATINGS: 106   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stevoj (3716) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 13, 2012
This is the Sainsbury’s bottled version. Nice sharp, tangy bittereness in the flavor and lingering on the palate. Very tasty...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kaziopiwosz (384) - Warszawa / Wałbrzych, POLAND - OCT 1, 2012
Very bitter in taste and palate. Some citrus nute. White and thick foam, stays over 3 minutes. Dark-golden colour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
swooper (1247) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2012
bottle, full malty aroma with hinds of cherry fruits , deep golden, clear, white foam, medium bitterness, medium sweetness, long finish, soft carbonation, slick feel, average ale, not bad but nothing outstanding

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamesie1857 (1915) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2012
500ml bottle - looks good, exactly the same as the picture. Deep amber body with a decent sized head. Aroma is pretty average, nothing that strikes you, but not offensive. Mild hoppy taste, nothing afterwards. Very mediocre, but I’d not refuse it in the future.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
aleiex (6) - ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2012 does not count
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2012 Great pale amber colour, a decent head and an aroma that feels good but adds nothing new

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (5849) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2012
Brown 500ml bottle, discovered two of these in one of my stash piles that I had not checked for a while, best before 28th Sep 2007, drank now, as I review, 26th Sep 2007. Poured into a pint sleeve, the label says drink at 13 degrees C. I am doing just that. Good colour for a pale ale? (I think its a bitter) Light terracotta with a firm white head, a fine looking beast. Malty, hoppy, yeasty mix in the smell, add sweetness from seaside rock and you are half way there. Solid more than exciting taste, bitter yet a sweetness is in there too, complexed and complicated. It grows on you as you get used to it. This beer is very drinkable, the sweetness and bitterness mixture seems to blend well. As the beer warms up it becomes even more complexed both in taste and aroma.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrDrewFoley (1) - - APR 5, 2012 does not count
Bought this as Sainsburys TTD Yorkshire Bitter. Tastes great, not a massive aroma. Strong and a little fruity. Very nice

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
downender (7760) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2013 Bottle from Sainsburys. Amber coloured with a slight, off-white head. Sweet, caramel aroma with a hint of grassy hop. Flavour had more cereals and a decent, bitter finish. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dynamiteninja (1795) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2011
Bottle as Sainsbury’s Yorkshire Bitter. Citrus, malt, sulphur, fruity, slightly peppery. Orangey body with a medium white head that largely dissipates quite quickly. Well balanced bitter sweet taste. Can taste the demamera sugar. Dry finish. Comforting. A solid, decent bitter and probably my favourite of the Black Sheep lot after the mighty Riggwelter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorgeLee (1677) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2011 Bottle from Booths courtesy of the old man. Very typical example of the Black Sheep house style, reddish golden colour, dry malty background, with some licorice, good lingering bitter finish

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