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

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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Occasional. Also available bottled.
"A full and richly flavored ale."


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
foolberry (56) - New Malden, Surrey, - JAN 2, 2013
I really like this. Aroma is all caramel. Taste is deliciously balanced: bitter and yeast, more caramel. Rounded. Very very like the standard Black Sheep, but I think nicer. Will buy again. Nice surprise.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheKernOwl (22) - West Sussex, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2015
• Trademark slightly funk raincoat smell (this one a bit sourer) [MAINLY GOLDINGS HOPS]. • Body: an initial dry body-check, slight nuttiness? [SOME DEMERARA SUGAR], then chalky fade. • Aftertaste: a bit of English-bitter-style aftertaste.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jvhemert (356) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 10, 2015
Very malt dominant. Caramel. Barley. Moderate sweet. Crispy bitterness. OK to start gets a bit sweet and sticky towards the end. Not to repeat.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
s_hartshorne (2364) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2015
Bottle sainsburys stuff. Amber ok head. Aroma is malts taste same some bready notes light hoppy bitter. Average stuff.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mR_fr0g (5803) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2015
Bottle at home pocked up from Sainsbury’s. Light amber / orange coloured pour with a lasting loose off white head. Aroma holds pronounced English yeast esters with berry and hedgerow, nutty grains and a little unrefined sugars. Flavour is composed of nutty grainy malts, a little stale, berry and earthy hop. Slight dry mineral quality to the water profile. Palate us semi sweet, dusty on the tongue. Finish is semi dry. Moderate carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ianwelby (767) - SCOTLAND - APR 7, 2015
(Bought as a bottle of Sainsburys Yorkshire Bitter) Clear, lively amber beer with a thick frothy head and a slightly sweet, hoppy aroma. Flavour is a slightly odd mix. Initially a sweet, fruity hit with a strong taste of apples, the sweetness quickly making way for bitter hop and then ending up with a dry, malty finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jackafholmes (713) - - DEC 29, 2014
Christmas gift. Inoffensive ale. Slightly sweet with a slight bitter aftertaste. Medium body and medium carbonation. Ok beer.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
spartakbarnsley (67) - St Petersburg, RUSSIA - DEC 25, 2014
Bottle from Tesco. This satisfying Yorkshire beer made a lovely accompaniment to some Wensleydale cheese on Christmas Day. Looks and smells like a bitter should - red and slightly malty. Light carbonation, notes of malt and dark fruits. Hops present but not dominant. Very nice bitter, would love to try on tap.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1999) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2014
500ml bottle as sainsburys Yorkshire bitter. Colour is golden brown with a small off white head. Malty caramel aroma, taste has caramel with spicy citrus and banana.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gegwilson (2180) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2014
Cask in the Three Fiddles, Guisborough. An amber ale with a cream head. Quite a toasty malt dominated brew with a little citrus hop. Nice enough.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
christhoel (286) - chesterfield, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2014
floral, grass, earthy, golden, amber, clear, white foam, this is another very good ale from the black sheep brewery this is becoming my favorite brewery of the moment with some excellent beers on offer


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