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

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RATINGS: 951   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - JUL 10, 2012
I enjoyed the crisp dry mouth feel and it was in many ways a typical English bitter. The finish showed the golding hops well.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
john44 (1213) - 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)

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
corkyrory66 (1608) - BELGIUM - JAN 11, 2017
La brasserie du mouton noir pour ma 500me brasserie, cest assez amusant ... Bitter de 4,4 % abv en format 50 cl, rgulier en Angleterre. Mon exemplaire tait 1 mois aprs sa date. Couleur roux un peu abricot, la clart nette. Bulles fines en colonnes, pas trs nombreuses. Mousse blanche, flocons moyens, et un peu plus fermes en haut, stable 7 mm. Armes de malt cara, orange, abricot, houblon amer, pointe de basilic. 1re bouche douce, sur malt cara, houblon, feuilles de basilic. Arrire-bouche assez courte. 2me bouche entre un bitter et un pale ale. Arrire-bouche plus longue, et un peu plus de caractre. 3me lamertume un peu plus affirme. Arrire-bouche quilibre, agrable. Longueur la belle texture, mais baisse de saveurs, et manque dharmonie. Jambes flocons moyens, assez collantes. Levure basique. Alcool qui a beaucoup de peine sur la longueur. Finale linaire. CONCLUSION: le mouton tait noir, mais il tait tondu Ah, le mouton tondu de Julos?

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jzi (310) - POLAND - DEC 24, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
1MrCabbage (30) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2016
4/11/16 bottle at home. Good malty bitter. Maybe a bit too dry and crisp. But still a nice Yorkshire ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
YantarCoast (1059) - Moscow, RUSSIA - OCT 18, 2016
500ml bottle. Pours dark brown with a medium beige head. Aroma is caramel, malt. Taste is burnt toffee, nuts, dry bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cristobal37 (870) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 2, 2016
Woody aroma. Bronze with finger or so of head. Very dry ale, very British. Slowly some woody vanilla notes come out and a pleasant bitterness lingers. Nice story behind it, but it just reminds me of a super dry pub ale. Satisfying.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
liquidbread86 (171) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 25, 2016
Pours amber with a medium head. Uoon first sip, instant notes of honey and malt. Smooth.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hershiser2 (2515) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 11, 2016
Pours a medium to dark amber with a large frothy off-white to beige head. Taste is bittersweet caramel, black tea, a little bit of vegetation. Heavy on caramel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hoponmate (295) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 8, 2016
Malt forward sweet easy drinking ale. Easy and traditional. A bit lacking in taste. Just a whole lot of caramel.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MayumiH (1100) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours clear amber colour. Sweet caramel malt, mild hop bite. Light body. Mild bitter finish.


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