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style
Brewed by Black Sheep
Style: English Strong Ale
Masham, England

bottled
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RATINGS: 733   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Pasteurised.
"Strong Yorkshire Ale"
Riggwelter is now our second best-selling bottled beer and has national listings in many of the major supermarkets.
Aroma
Roasted malt, hops and banana-fruit.
Taste
This strong, velvety ruby brown beer really is a wolf in sheeps clothing. It is deceptively clean drinking, with a wonderfully complex palate of coffee, bananas and liquorice which rewards you with a long, dry Goldings hop finish.
Ingredients
We use a base of Maris Otter malted barley, but add plenty of Pale Chocolate malt to give Riggwelter its rich dark colour, espresso nose and roasted malt flavours. We use a touch of wheat which helps deliver the lovely creamy head and lacing down the glass - just what you would expect from a proper Yorkshire beer!
All our bottled ales are suitable for both vegetarians and vegans.
Whats in a name?
Riggwelter Ale takes its name from a local Yorkshire Dales farming term which has Old Norse roots; rygg meaning back, and velte meaning to overturn. A sheep is said to be rigged or rigwelted, when it has rolled onto its back and is unable to get back up without assistance. It seemed the perfect name for a strong beer from the Black Sheep Brewery in Yorkshire.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
doublebock (558) - California, USA - JUL 6, 2005
Auburn color, light carbonation, nice layer of thin froth at top of glass. Rroasted malty aroma and taste, initial sweetness around the tongue followed by a burnt toastiness at the back of it.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 1, 2005
Solid white head, body is clear copper. Aroma is dry, metallic, with hints of hops. Taste is all malt. Toasted, buttery, nutty, and alcoholic. Finish is bitter and tastes a little unfermented. Tastes stronger than it is.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sayravai (4707) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 15, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2006 (Bottled) Deep, dark ruby red color with a medium, lacy and lasting, tanned head. Roasty, almost burned-malty, slightly wineous and oaky, licoricey coffee aroma with caramely toffee hints. Burned and roasty like a porter, yet wineous and oaky, and with a quite bitter, dry finish - very interesting and complex. Long, bitter and burned aftertaste. Medium-bodied, soft-carbonated, bitter and roasty palate. Surprisingly complex, balanced and enjoyable, without being too heavy. No signs of alcohol here. Excellent brew, especially for an English one (the best English brew Ive had so far)! I only wish they imported this to Finland, too...

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - JUN 14, 2005
Dark brown with good thick head. Aroma of sweet roasty malt. Flavor is malt and roast with a thick mouthfeel and a bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (10260) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2005
Bottle from Peace St. Market, Raleigh. Pours deep copper/ruby with medium ecru head. Aroma of dark fruit, including figs, plus scotch, cabernet, oak. Tastes like the little brother of Weyerbacher Insanity with some hops, oak, caramel malt, cabernet. Very nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bockyhorsey (2628) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUN 12, 2005
Roasted malt and sweet malt aroma. Ruby red body tan body and little lacing. Favor was mild flavored cherry licorice. Also had somewhat roasty flavor. Rich and creamy a good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (16524) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 12, 2005
Bottled (BB 02/2006)
Dark ruby with a big creamy expresso head. Aroma has brandy, fruits, oak and hops. Medium-bodied. Woody flavor with a good malt profile. Hops are quite dazzling. Bitter, alcoholic aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mungo (2470) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2005
Bottle. Various roasty aromas - coffee, chocolate and liquorice - with fruit and earthy hops. Well balanced tending towards the unexciting (rather than refined subtlety) perhaps as a result of pasteurisation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2005
Dark reddish colour with a big beige head. Sweet malty aroma with some caramel and fruit notes. Light roasted malty flavor with some fruity sweetness.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WesBeerGuy (62) - Rocky Hill, Connecticut, USA - MAY 17, 2005
Pours deep ruby color. Smells sweet and chocolatey. Taste is slightly salty almost... Decent malty sweet taste with some hints of fruit (definitely raisins) and undercut with a nice hoppy feel. A decent beer.


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