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

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RATINGS: 955   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   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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3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gruberm (358) - - APR 19, 2013
A light brown copper colored beer with a slightly foamy off white head and a doughy aroma. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


2.9
Dbcwi88 (54) - Loughton, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2017
Underwhelming golden ale. Not much nose or taste on front of mouth. Bitter golding hop finish and aftertaste

2.5
p0urmeac0ld0ne (310) - Merthyr Tydfil, WALES - DEC 6, 2017
What a twang! Heavy on the hops, but asides from that, is a fairly typical British ale. Could be very tasty if it had a bit more power being the hop dryness, but asides from that it is quite watery and weak tasting. Not bad, not good. Bottle from Tesco.

3.8
Davros IX (532) - Hertford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2017
Bottle at home. Many of these drunk in the past, but the first time to review a bottle. Poured nicely with a lasting head and lacing and an appealing colour in the tankard. Not much of an aroma, but I served it too cold. The taste was all about those lovely bitter hops that cut across the palate and left the taste buds jangling. There was length to the bitterness too and this was backed up by the malts. Very English in its bitterness and it would probably frighten those who like a sweet beer. I forgot how lovely this is.

2
groovy123 (1) - - OCT 29, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2017 Bitter hop beginning, light fruity middle and dry ending. Very poor watery body.

3.4
Bill Becker (1911) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 26, 2017
From Jun 2007

Purchased at Poplar Wine & Spirits in Casper for US$3.65

This pours from 16.9oz bottle a cloudy light gold with a huge head of foam that settles down but it hangs around for the entire session as a solid 2 finger layer. A very attractive brew in my glass.

The smell is all malty and fruity and nice.

The taste is a good mix of sweet malt and fruit and I'm talking pear. A few more sips in and I get some roasted malt and some hoppiness that shows up as lemon tang that dominates mostly near and through the finish. Plenty of flavour here and at its low abv, this is one heck of a session brew.

Bottom line: Here's a session Ale that really hits well on all marks and I can *only* recommend it. Very good stuff!!

3.1
Zymurgeist2 (2385) - Redwood City, California, USA - OCT 19, 2017
Bottle in Bermuda. Aroma is mild malt and caramel. Clear orange copper with retained tan head. Taste is a little too much retained sugar, but malt there as well though not balanced. Slight orange late on.

3.3
mithe (1960) - Opava & Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 15, 2017
(bottle 0,5l)

Aroma: Malty, earthy hops.

Appearance: Clear dark golden. Minimal white head.

Taste: Medium bitter, light malty, earthy hops.

Palate: Medium body. Long bitter finish.

Overall: Good represent of style. Bitter.

3.1
Calisky (3098) - ALSACE, FRANCE - OCT 15, 2017
Ambrée, très légère mousse. Nez malté caramel avec du miel-fruité. Gout caramélisé, malté avec herbes, sucré, houblonné vert puis fin sur le cara cuit et houblon vert voir thé vert. Corps un peu moyen . Bitter...

3.6
monsemadariaga (2) - - OCT 10, 2017 does not count
A bit watery, not thick enough. Interesting flavors and variates aromas. Overall good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
sephyrott (240) - - OCT 7, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2017 500ml from bottle bought at Tesco. Good English bitter, dry and mouthful, and particularly malty. However, highly forgettable.


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