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

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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Occasional. Also available bottled.
"A full and richly flavored ale."


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2009
Bottle. Orange with a fluffy white head. Marmalade aroma. Flavour is sweet and juicy with a hint of almond. Bitter finish leading to a slightly sour aftertaste. Slightly metallic.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AsaNewt (113) - blackpool, Lancashire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2008
Fluffy off white head with a golden brown body. Nose hints of sweet biscuits. Flavour is honey cereal with a full bitter finish. Lovely.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bart (2940) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 29, 2008
Bottled version, light amber coloured beer with some light carbonation and a short white head. Sweet malty and herby aroma with some (ripe) fruity touches. Full palate. Finish is full bitter malty with a longer dry ending. Not bad.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2008
Bottled from morrisons. Aroma is minimal, balanced but just like a typically pasturised british bitter. Taste is similar, caramel maltsish flavours herbal grassy hop, quite earthy.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2008 <i>A Mes rate: bottle from Sainsburys.</i>
It’s 9:09 am and I’m downing this in an attempt to calm my neves before I get on the plane to Barcelona. It has to be said this is a good looking beer. It’s an awesome orange amber colour with a very stable medium sized white head. Aroma is burnt caramel malt with some earth and sugar. Decent start actually and better than I was expecting. The flavour is more of the same and again pretty decent but where the hell are the hops? Ok they are just about there in the finish providing a little bite and a faint bitterness. Palate is overly stinging and does not help me do what I want to right now which is to down it. Actually it’s not bad you know. Well it’s better than I expected. Rich malty notes give some decent bread and cake flavours. Overall a decent drop just too gassy.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CH-303 (1407) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - SEP 2, 2008
Appearance: Dark orangy brown. Little bit of white head, longlasting. Aroma: Bit of yeast. Fruit, some hops and malt. Taste: Crisp. Nice malt and hops. Nice, bitter aftertaste. Info: 500ml bottle, 2/9-2008, 198/500

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HogcliffeLenny (162) - Christchurch, Dorset, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2008
Bottle 500ml. from Waitrose, Christchurch. Pours a clear amber with medium off-white head which does not last. An aroma reminiscent of burning rubber. Quite thin mouthfeel. Refreshing session ale.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beth101 (531) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2008
Cream coloured head .Amber in colour with a fruity aroma unusual taste but nice was smooth and malty.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
joe19612 (1844) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2008
Bottle . A clear amber colour, beautiful clear amber with a thick creamy head. The taste is very nutty with bitter finish.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
HarryFlashman (469) - Chatham, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2008
A little thin and a bit too sweet. Not enough hops - overall, fairly bland


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