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

bottled
available

on tap
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RATINGS: 737   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
davidflores99 (225) - Signal HIll, California, USA - DEC 27, 2006
Nice dark color, creamy head. Sweet aroma. Flavor was a little sweet and chocolatey, also creamy. Smooth finish as well. I thought it was ok.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marsiblursi (3076) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 4, 2007
(Bottle) Pours nutty brown to red. Light roasted, buttery aroma with milk chocolate/nougat, fruits and bananas. Small notes of roseleaf, soft fudge and sweet liquorice. Roasted flavour with some coffee and dark chocolate notes. Salty and light bitter finish. Medium body.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
doubelknv3 (1088) - Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2007
A dark red / brown colour with creamy off-white head. Malty, black berry aroma. Flavour is quite roasty with hints of black berries and mild hops. Has a medium body with a mild bitter finish.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DenverLogan (1197) - LA, California, USA - AUG 29, 2007
Pale brown; lingering amber head. Earth, straw, wheat, carob in aroma. Rich body of carob, molassas, hops, wood, some smokiness, pepper, cheap coffee, with a bitter dry finish.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
timfoolery (1126) - California, USA - NOV 18, 2007
Poured Amber with amazing head. This one was a little too carbinated, which I dont normally like. It had a good flavor to it though.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BINGEBOT (240) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2007
Dark amber brown with minimal head. Smells a tad malty and roasted. Tastes a bit fruity and malty, strange combo, but seems to work. Again you get that roasted malts taste. It does have a dry and slightly bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnBarleycorn (537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2008
Bottle. Awesome deep scarlet/brown appearance. Aromas of cocoa powder and toffee. Average coffee-ish flavour gets more intense towards the middle, with an accompanying swell of chocolate, then finishes poorly into a watery palate. Bigger would have been better.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
smith4498 (3588) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 2, 2008
Pours dark amber with light tan head. Roasted malt and chocolate aromas. Flavors of roasted malts. Finishes dry with a slight hop taste. Medium to full body with moderate carbonation and a slick mouthfeel.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DKTN (110) - Mc Donald, Tennessee, USA - MAY 16, 2008
Dark amber with an off-white head. Roasted malts dominate the aroma. Smooth amd seet on the palate with a dry finish. I enjoyed this one, but its missing just a little something.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 26, 2008
Pours chestnut brown with a nice, vreamy beige head. Aroma of roasted nuts, toast, and dried apricots. Flavor isnt as rich as the aroma suggests. Slightlty toasty, with a subtle fruitiness. Mildly bitter, dry finish. Somewhat thin.


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