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

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RATINGS: 738   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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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Darkover (1537) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2005
Dark red color with a big tan head. Aroma of dark fruit and caramel. Flavor of malt, smoke, coffee and sour fruit. Seemed thin for the style.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bbrock81 (317) - Le Mars, Iowa, USA - APR 14, 2005
Bottled. Aroma was lightly of roasted malt, a little dark fruit (Im thinking figs) and a little banana. Appearance was a dark, almost opaque brown. The flavor was lightly roasted like the aroma, with a fair malt and hop balance. Nothing really prominent in the flavor, though, and tasted a little watery. The palate was likewise a little watery. Overall it was just an OK beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aarleks (409) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 3, 2005
Bottle: Much darker that I expected. Very dark brown with an off-white to light brown head. Mild roasty aroma with some fruity, lemony hop aromas. Smelt a little thin. Slightly sour flavour, roasty, though without much body in the middle palate. Really prominant roasty sweetness that came out with food. Quite nice but I felt the pastuerisation had removed some of the body and character.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2005
I dont give a good goddam if it is filtered and pasteurized, its incredibly tasty. Pours a deep amber color with a frothy tan head and sticky lace. Full aroma and flavor of caramel, date, banana, and berry. Medium to full bodied and incredibly easy drinking. Top notch stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 22, 2005
Dark red-brown with craggy tan head. Strong roasted coffee aroma. Hints of chocolate with a malty aspect that softens the bitter quality a bit. More coffee at the end and pronounced slight hop finish. Sturdy and good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (14342) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2005
Bottled, Pasteurised, 500ml
Chestnut ruby coloured with bubbly head. Toffee and licorice notes with an underlying coffee note in a good thick body. Finishes off with a heavy dry hop. Good for a pasteurised bottle.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChristianSA (368) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2005
Bottle. Dark brown with beautyful rocky head with good retention. Aroma is roast and hops, with hints of diacetyl. Flavor is dominated by roasted malt with some caramel and licorice, finishing with a long bitter aftertaste. Good carbonation, but a bit thinbodied.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
frink (467) - coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 6, 2005
Pours a rich mahogany colour with a thick creamy tan head. Aromas of coffee, caramel, rasins, and some vanilla. The taste was a bit unexpected (in a good way) with notes of caramel, vanilla, coffee and a medium sweetness balanced out with a good hop bitterness. A good beer and I hope to try more.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GarethYoung (1111) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 5, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2005 smokey coffee aromas, maybe a bit of molasses. fairly light mouthfeel bitter finish but the slightest metallic twang at the end which ruins it a bit.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
frankenkitty (2008) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2005
Bottle poured a deep red body with a large rocky head. The tan head reduced to a small island which clumped in the middle of the glass, yet laced reasonably. Predominant aromas of wine and rum & dark chocolate. Sour, vinous flavor with a slightly puckering metallic finish. Loved the story of the riggwelted, but this beer didnt turn me hooves up.


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