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

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RATINGS: 731   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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4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
willt23 (4) - Saltburn, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2014 does not count
One of the nicest beers ive tasted. Can really taste the coffee and liquorice. Great dark roasty aroma too. I could drink this all night. (May blow my head off though lol.)

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
undercurrent25 (2053) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2014
Valentines day present, A strong beer, pours a dark colour with a malty character

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (4403) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2014
Lovely deep mahogany with a thinly clinging head and a treacly, faintly nutty and coffeeish nose. The palate has espresso bitterness yet without a strong coffee flavour, theres notes of cinder toffee, faintly of liquorice, and of dry, herbal hops.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Idiosynkrasie (6876) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - FEB 5, 2014
500ml bottle. Clear, reddish chestnut colour with average, frothy, half-way lasting, moderately lacing, off-white head. Malty and fruity aroma, notes of red berries and their parings, a touch of cherry. Taste is dry malty, slightly fruity, cautious hints of cocoa powder. Nice, not more.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MalcolmTucker (924) - SCOTLAND - FEB 5, 2014
Bottle. Rich toffee malt with a bitter herbal hop finish. I thought this would be shite but its alright.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mjp12 (1557) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2014
Decent enough bitter , not as creamy as many black sheep , better hop balance , a good glugging beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Overall it's not too shabby. Good malts and hoppiness, albeit a bit thin. Nice ESB-like slipperiness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Holmen1 (5245) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 18, 2013
Fra flaske p Cardinaltreff des-13: storboblet skum. God esb-smak med ristet brd, fin bitterhet og lang ettersmak. Ikke spesielt fruktig, men lettdrikkelig uten at jeg velter over p ryggen.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
allmyvinyl (9817) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 15, 2013
500ml bottle from Asda, Dunbar. Pours dark brown, no head. Aromas are mostly metal and dark sugar. Taste is more of the same. Thin texture, sticky finish. Not very good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2013
Appearance: Clear dark ruby/brown with finger thick ivory head. Aroma: Bread, pepper, raisin, floral, chocolate malt. Taste: Medium bitterness, low/medium sweet and sourness. Palate: Smooth thick texture, light/medium body, average carbonation, astringent, lingering chocolatey, marzipan dried fruity finish, with hints of pepper, sourness and burnt malt. Comments: Very good and glass lace.


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