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


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RATINGS: 726   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
Bottle: Pasteurised.
"Strong Yorkshire Ale"
Riggwelter is now our second best-selling bottled beer and has national listings in many of the major supermarkets.
Roasted malt, hops and banana-fruit.
This strong, velvety ruby brown beer really is a wolf in sheep’s 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.
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.
What’s 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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slowrunner77 (13171) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 23, 2014
decent dark ale...malty, not quite robust. medium bodied with a sweet roasty finish. I’d get again but wouldn’t go out of my way...

HIGHB4LL (837) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Holy Grail bottle from Wilbur’s. Appearance: 2 fingers khaki head, dark brown color, clear, ok lacing. Aroma: roast, nutty, grass, light molasses, bread. Palate: full body, average frothy carbonation, oily texture. Taste: smooth sweet malt and roast, very light bitter on the end, super smooth. Overall, the mouth feel and taste of this beer are awesome, super drinkable, well done, and just impressive. Love the US artwork too.

Danev76 (505) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 12, 2014
Sweet malty aroma. Dark ruby colour with good head. Rich coffee and dark chocolate flavours with a smooth finish. Heavy body with low to medium carbonation.

MichaelAwesome (6546) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - AUG 11, 2014
Bottle shared with McTapps. Fine one with a thick background, some raisins, chocolate and leaves in the aroma. Tastes balanced with some ripe fruits, bit of malt. Good one.

McTapps (6984) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - AUG 11, 2014
Bottle from Morrisons in Newport. Pours out in a dark deep brown colour woth low smooth head and medium body. Aroma of roasted malt and barley. Taste of malt, roasted barley, straw, torf, woods and leaves. Malty finish with honts of nuts and light coffee. Nice one.

hub66 (545) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 8, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2014 Belle couleur brun-rouge avec une petite mousse blanche; arômes de café et chocolat; goût bien équilibré entre douceur et amertume

Mr_Pink_152 (5749) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2014
Bottle from Asda. Pours a deep amber colour with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate. Taste also has caramel, with roasted malt, and chocolate.

sdmmb (1857) - BELGIUM - JUL 21, 2014
Drunk from 50cl bottle bought in Wakefield. Strong ruby ale with creamy head. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

kpoterlo (4) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2014 does not count
Bought it in the local tesco store it has been stored in the fridge. Pours ruby brown with a white rocky head. Coffee, roast aroma with mild bitter finish.

Rosslew (320) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 20, 2014
Nutty, strong caramel aroma bit of bitterness early. But thick and meaty as you'd expect of Yorkshire brews. Not much bitterness. Nice for winter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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