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


on tap

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RATINGS: 948   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
Bottle; Pasteurised.
"Beers for bottling are drawn from brewery conditioning tanks and transported by road tanker to our bottlers. There they are chilled, stored for ten days, then filtered and bottled. At the end of the bottling process, the bottles are pasteurised, labelled and packed."
"Brewed with many generous handfuls of choice Golding hops, it is full flavoured ale with a rich fruit nose. The bittersweet malty taste is followed by an uncompromising long, dry and bitter finish. This beer was the first, most successful, of all of our bottled beers."

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ALLOVATE (2934) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 13, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2005 Tasted from the bottle and poured into an English pint glass. Clear deep gold with a short soapy off-white head that remained for the length. Aroma of oranges and mandarins, toasted malt and yeast. A little watery and soapy in the mouth, lightly carbonated with husky burnt sugars, malt and citrus flavours, quite sweet but becomes bitter in the back, more malt than hops. A little light on, yet still a nice bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2004
Reddish colour with fairly small head. Aroma has some sweetness but also some bitter hops. Flavor is rather one dimensionel end in my opinion boring.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2004
Tasty English ale! I enjoyed it a lot. It tastes like I imagine an English ale of 100 years ago to taste like. A lot better than most Youngs/Fullers ales.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 15, 2004
Golden color with a medium sized chunky head. Smells of pear and spice. Mild bitterness with a short finish. Spice, and some fruit. Long, dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2004
Musty hoppy nothingness to the aroma. Pedestrian amber colour. Theres a creamy caramel taste to it that lends itself to a good malt/hop balance, but the earthy grass tone means its a bit off. Passable but certainly not a top ESB.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (12328) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 7, 2004
Pours nut brown with a foamy off-white head. Aromas of hops and vanilla. Sweet flavor, then bitter with vanilla notes. Watery palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
brberry (16) - USA - OCT 1, 2004
relatively odorless, week pour, almost no head. flavor is a little lacking, decent hope taste, almost no malts, generally a poor offering.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bb (8757) - Alamo, California, USA - SEP 30, 2004
Bottle. Rich amber beer with a very big white head. Aroma of caramel and a bit of spice. Hops, a bit of a citrus undertone, some malt backing that stays sweet after beginning a little bitter. A hint of soap. OK, but nothing to go searching for.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 28, 2004
clear, amber color, a gilded peach, under a massive mess of creamy froth, leaving lace...aroma, a bit sour, citric, musty, at first (a surprise), loaded with lemon and orange, with hints of ginger, and pepper, unusual, arousing, ... Smooth on the tongue, easy off the palate, and perhaps a bit thinnish, ultimately. Hoppy, citric character bounces a bit in the mouth, but its stay is short, and the rest of the drink is pleasant, but bland. That may be the point, actually, but it doesnt work for me. Yeah, dont listen to me, its a fine ale...sweet, and bitter, citric, and smooth...quite a nice little brew...go knock ourselves out...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kinz (3737) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - SEP 27, 2004
Medium orange with an OK head. Faint aroma, slight earth. Flavor is balanced malt and hop, but nothing stands out with this bitter. Some slight buttery note when it hit room temperature. Carbonation bit a bit. Not impressed.

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