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

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RATINGS: 725   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 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.
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.
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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
foolberry (56) - New Malden, Surrey, - JAN 3, 2013
Rich complex taste, sweet but a little sour as well, deep hop finish. The whole thing very rounded and satisfying in the mouth. Aroma is strong, coffee, raisins. But what’s it like? It feels serious, wood-paneled rooms, quiet conversation, tobacco smoke hanging in the air. A bit regency.


3.4
ianwelby (1525) - SCOTLAND - OCT 23, 2017
Dark, clear ruby-amber beer with a thin off-white head. Malty, fruit aroma. Taste has malt, apple, toffee, raisins. A touch of hop too. slightly watery in the aftertaste but decent.

2.6
dorain (652) - Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 2, 2017
Aus der Flasche im 2017-09 getrunken. Ein feines Bier für Zwischendurch. Erinnert eher an ein deutsches Schwarzbier.

3.6
Grumbo (3980) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2017
Bottle. Backlog rating from bottle collection and historic scoring. Source not recorded. No tasting notes kept, just rating.

4.7
Tangaroa (10) - - SEP 7, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2017 Dark brown coloured ale with beige foamy head. Caramel and nutty aroma, roasted malts to taste. Overall a great dark beer.

3
HopsDoctor83 (54) - Walsall, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2017 Dark powerful full bodied drink. Sharp malty taste. Best sipped and savoured

3.9
anfractuosity (456) - - JUL 22, 2017
Very good ale, lively carbonation. Darkish brown in colour. Lovely roasty notes.

3.7
vinivini (3009) - Gomel, BELARUS - JUL 15, 2017
Bottle. Deep bronze colour. Clear. Nice long living cream-coloured head. Aroma: caramel, toasted malts, brown bread, esters, spicy hops. Taste: dry caramel & toast. Medium spicy bitterness. Good ale.

3.9
nybol (2351) - DENMARK - JUL 12, 2017
Stor fylde, godt humlet i eftersmag. Der er faktisk ikke så meget mere at sige om denne øl

3.7
kalkone (29) - BELGIUM - MAY 20, 2017
Une bonne bière noire qui reste dans la tradition anglaise. Un goût très prononcé en premier lieu qui laisse vite place à un arrière goût léger mais persistant.

2.8
Iznogud (4359) - CROATIA - APR 16, 2017
Bottle at Premier Pub, Ljubljana. Pours brown with beige head. Some roastiness, caramel, malty, light chocolate, sweetish, quite watery, some bitterness in finish. Medium bodied.


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