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

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RATINGS: 99   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Occasional. Also available bottled.
"A full and richly flavored ale."


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MesandSim (7117) - 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 (1588) - 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 (2073) - 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

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
imdownthepub (11197) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2007
Bottled, 500ml, pasteurised. From Tesco, Banbury. Gold to amber beer with slight white head, carbonated. Sharp, slightly chemical flavoured beer with thin mouth, palate. Some hoppy character but little to go on. Pretty average beer.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2007
Bottle. Thin. Minerally malt flavours and enough bitterness to be drinkable. Quyite fizzy and suffers from being in a bottle.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scotty (1081) - SCOTLAND - NOV 16, 2007
A good best bitter style, nice burnt gold in colour, the white head dies slowly and leaves an attractive lace. The palate is initially quite sweet but that fades and is replaced by a gentle bitterness that lingers awhile. Morrisons Carlisle...or was it Asda????

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hoser (370) - Cowtown, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 28, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2008 Page 62 of Michael Jackson’s Great Beer Guide. Had this beer at the brewery just a yards away from the Yorkshire squares.Leafy, herbal, dry and complex. Only 176 of MJ’s 500 Classic Brews to go.


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