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


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RATINGS: 956   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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rcasta (860) - - JUL 23, 2011
Ein leckeres Bier, dezent malzig im Mittelteil, erfrischend und verdammt sffig. Im Nachgeschmack angenehm bitter, dennoch recht zurckhaltend.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Thomatito (100) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 18, 2017
0,5l bottle. Nose: raisins, light caramel. Taste: slight burnt caramel, relatively big bitterness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tfredvik (1912) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 16, 2017
Clear, pale copper body with a small, off-white head that doesnt 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]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jrh2254 (100) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Larry_Duffman (509) - - 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. Its a smooth drinkable beer with nice flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MeadWhisperer31 (21) - - JAN 17, 2017
Une bitter lgre en amertume, bulles, simple, efficace quoi,.. Avec une personnalit bien elle, cette dernire sans tre forte mest trs apprciable. En mangeant, elle a tendance seffacer, cest dommage, il vaut mieux la dguster sans mets.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
john44 (3034) - 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)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
corkyrory66 (1862) - 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?

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jzi (314) - POLAND - DEC 24, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
YantarCoast (1276) - 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.

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