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

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RATINGS: 106   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dj (562) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2007
Bottle, 500ml. A clear amber colour with a small head. Aroma is biscuity malt, a touch of floral hops and grapefruit. Taste is sweet roasted malt with caramel and a touch of citrus hoppiness in the finish. Very smooth mouthfeel. Fairly high carbonation. A fairly refreshing bitter.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2007
Bottled. Clear orange-red pour. Thinly headed, becoming headless, but aggressively fizzy. Some stale vegetable nuttiness in the snout. A sniff of dogbasket. Some ganja-ish leafy hops as it reaches room temperature. Papery, cardboard vegetable maltiness verging towards drainpour territory, with a simplistic bite of hop bitterness in the finish. A lick of metal. Creamy malt afters. Exceptionally bog standard bottled bitter with all the character boiled out of it.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2007
Bottled. An amber coloured beer with is typical Black Sheep. That is safe and a little dull. Very English in aroma and smell and balancedness of malt and hop. But really plain and unexciting. Maybe fruitier than its stable mates, but moving on......

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gethinbeer (2452) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JAN 20, 2007
Been wanting this one for a while. Fruity but light musky aroma. Clear orange glow with a nice with frothy head. good bitter taste of fruit. Hops in there with a tang. Good standard ale.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (9598) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2007
Bottle. Amber/gold with a small head. Aromas are dry tea and sweet lemon with cream and sugar. Dryand peppery. Flavours are dry biscuit malts followed by peppery, metallic hops. Lemon and apricot fruitiness. Tastes a bit stale. Drinkable, though.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (16820) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2007
500ml bottle from Sainsbury, Ashford. My first new rating of 2007, Crystal clear amber colour with lastng rocky off white head. Some peppery citrus hop aroma. I thought that it might be filtered and pasteurised and therefore a bit dead. Some candy sugar suggests that it is pasteurised. Bit biscuity on aroma. Some lovely citrus lemon hop on finish, with good bitterness. Bit soapy maybe. The middle is a bit empty with that boiled sweet flavour. Hops are good though.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
berkshirejohn (5821) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2006
Bottle: clear amber with an off-white head; grapefruit aroma; taste is sweet, strong and chewy with a dry finish which balances the sweetness well.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2006
Amber with a white head. There was a little sourness in the aroma, followed by sweet malt, which was the main element in the taste before a dry, fruity finish. This was quite good, if no classic.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2005
(Bottle 50 cl) Very beautiful clear amber bordering ruby red. Nice, creamy head. Typical nutty notes and a marked bitterness. A very pleasant drink. 310803

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (33771) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2004
An amber beer with a fine though disappearing head. The aroma is sweet malty with clear notes of yeast and caramel. The flavor is somewhat weird; sour and with a weird hop note. It starts out sweet malty but then gets dominated by sour oranges.


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