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


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RATINGS: 959   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pintbypint (3641) - Edmonton, Alberta, - JUL 28, 2004
Sample taken from 500ml brown bottle. Pours amber with a rough short lasting head. Malty aroma. Dry, somewhat hoppy finish.

Rasmus40 (20712) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2017
Bottle from Getränkefeinkost, Magdeburg. Clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and light fruity. Flavor is medium sweet and light jitter. Sweet and light bitter finish. 220717

Wixie (589) - BELGIUM - JUL 9, 2017
Clear, brown/orange liquid. Average head. Strong aroma of yeast. Light body, strong carbonation. Taste is bitter, very weak.

erikaraeb (226) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 17, 2017
Tastes of toast and fleeting sweetness are immediately overwhelmed by an unpleasant bitterness with a coppery, astringent finish. Not much body or flavour otherwise. Perhaps I’m unappreciative of such a style.

Thomatito (130) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 18, 2017
0,5l bottle. Nose: raisins, light caramel. Taste: slight burnt caramel, relatively big bitterness.

tfredvik (1941) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 16, 2017
Clear, pale copper body with a small, off-white head that doesn’t stick to the glass. Moderate aroma of wort, cereals and fruits. Moderate flavour of cereals, sweet caramel, pale malts, chalk and metallic hints. Lights sweet and light bitter taste. Light and dry on the palate, pretty watery, moderate carbonation. A strange one, maybe a bad bottle?
[33 cl bottle enjoyed at my hotel room at Hilton London Paddington, from Nisa Local Paddington]

jrh2254 (116) - burton-on-trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2017
Medium bitter ale. Relatively sweet , burnt chocolate malts. 500 ml bottle. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Larry_Duffman (536) - - JAN 17, 2017
I poured it from the bottle into a glass. It pours copper with a big, off-white head. The aroma is earthy, bread, and caramel. The taste is caramel, bread, earthiness, and fruit. It’s a smooth drinkable beer with nice flavor.

MeadWhisperer31 (24) - - JAN 17, 2017
Une bitter légère en amertume, bulles, simple, efficace quoi,.. Avec une personnalité bien à elle, cette dernière sans être forte m’est très appréciable. En mangeant, elle a tendance à s’effacer, c’est dommage, il vaut mieux la déguster sans mets.

john44 (3101) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2017
Bottle. Copper/dark gold in colour. Good creamy off-white head. Good lacing. Malty; toasted biscuity malts, buttery caramel. Yeasty. Fruity; citrus-orange. Hoppy; grassy and earthy hops. Moderately bitter malty yeasty and fruity throughout. Dry earthy and slightly metallic. Bitter dry malty finish. An OK sessionable bottled bitter. (2016-04-09)

corkyrory66 (1999) - BELGIUM - JAN 11, 2017
La brasserie du mouton noir pour ma 500ème brasserie, c’est assez amusant ... Bitter de 4,4 % abv en format 50 cl, régulier en Angleterre. Mon exemplaire était 1 mois après sa date. Couleur roux un peu abricoté, à la clarté nette. Bulles fines en colonnes, pas très nombreuses. Mousse blanche, à flocons moyens, et un peu plus fermes en haut, stable à 7 mm. Arômes de malt cara, orange, abricot, houblon amer, pointe de basilic. 1ère bouche douce, sur malt cara, houblon, feuilles de basilic. Arrière-bouche assez courte. 2ème bouche entre un bitter et un pale ale. Arrière-bouche plus longue, et un peu plus de caractère. 3ème à l’amertume un peu plus affirmée. Arrière-bouche équilibrée, agréable. Longueur à la belle texture, mais baisse de saveurs, et manque d’harmonie. Jambes à flocons moyens, assez collantes. Levure basique. Alcool qui a beaucoup de peine sur la longueur. Finale linéaire. CONCLUSION : le mouton était noir, mais il était tondu … Ah, le mouton tondu de Julos ?

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