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

bottled
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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Occasional. Also available bottled.
"A full and richly flavored 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 (1934) - 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 (10653) - 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 (1060) - 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 (368) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
johninmelb (1126) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2007
Sweet cereal nose with a slight peppery undertone. Pours pure copper with a quickly disappearing head and good lacing. Taste is excellent - some honey, some grapefruit/citrus, and a long bitter finish with just a hint of acidity at that level that enhances rather than detracts.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 11, 2007
Bottle, amber with a thick foamy off-white head. A strong sweet fruity aroma - like peaches. A hoppy, light bitter palate, sweet fruity flavours again. Pretty good actually, though a little sweet to drink a lot of it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beervis (243) - Taylor’s Country, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2007
Pours clear amber with decent white head which dies quickly. Sweetness and grapefruit aroma. Tangy, refreshing - citrus hop flavours predominate with some soft malt beneath. Prickly mouthfeel, Some warmth on the swallow. Finish sharp and bittersweet. Not bad.


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