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

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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
prawlie (1499) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (10544) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
markas101 (2280) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quack-Duck (9119) - Down South, GERMANY - SEP 19, 2010
bottle, courtesy of pivnizub. Clear amber colour, mid-sized head. Malty, slightly fruity with a nice hoppy finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2010
500ml Bottle at Home 10/05/2010 White head. Carbonation. Floral aroma. Golden coloured and hoppy with a hint of dryness in a bitter lasting malt finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nickls (2357) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - APR 29, 2010
(Old BA rate - bottle) Hazy orange-amber color, with nice slightly white head. Great retention and lacing throughout. Lots of great malt aromas up front, but some yeastiness that follows right behind. Almost herbal aromas as well. Maltier up front, but there is a good hop presence as well as some of those herbal flavors picked up in the aroma. Medium MF, with a lot of carbonation for the style. I didn’t think that was negative, though. Fairly viscous. his was a breeze to sample, and I could see this as a great session beer for myself. Overall, this had a lot of interesting aspects, but was a very balanced Pale Ale. I would certainly recommend, and I think it’s Black Sheep’s best offering.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
zvikar (4129) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAR 2, 2010
At a tasting, thanks David, pours rusty orange with a small head, aroma of cheese, herbs, grass and notes of caramel, flavor is dry and bitter, cardboard, floral notes in the aftertaste, medium to low bodied.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DSG (11505) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 2, 2010
Bottle at a tasting. Thanks David C. Clear golden with a light haze. Aroma is grainy with some buttery notes. Flavor starts with sweetish grainy malt and then turns bitter, earthy and a bit metallic. Medium-bodied.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
tomer (2878) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - FEB 27, 2010
At a tasting, thanks David, no head, Hazy light orange colour, lager aroma mainly hops and rubber, almost completly dry with a hint of sweetness and a coarse bitterness that lasts to the end. i’ll pass this one.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
YK23 (465) - Haifa, ISRAEL - FEB 26, 2010
Bottle at a tasting: not much going in the aroma, the flavor is not much better, tastes more like an macro pilsner the an ale, some rubber, some wet wood, some metalic notes, some bitterness, some herbal notes, pretty dry, little charachter.


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