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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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3.3
MiP (15972) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2004
Bottle. Nice brown colour. Plenty, very stable head. Roasted, malty flavour with a long bitterness.

3.3
Christian (13814) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2004
Dark amber ale with little head. Has a weak aroma with burned malt and nuts and something metallic. Roast malt also dominates the flavour with a long dry aftertaste.

3.3
Riggwelter (2) - KNIVSTA, SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2005 does not count
A beer which initially can seem a bit odd...with a burnt, sometimes coarse taste. However, together with a good meal, its flavours turn out to be very tasty. A pleasant beer, suitable for meat dishes.

3.3
jonas (8035) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - FEB 26, 2005
Bottle Red brown, off-white creamy head. Fresh fruity nose, english hops. Roasted, slightly smoked, berries. Dry finish, medium to light body

3.3
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.

3.3
screwball (1099) - Motala, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2005
An almoust black beer. Ofwhite head. Has aroma from bread and some fruit. Has taste from burnt malt and coffee. Bitter in the end.

3.3
Mungo (2470) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2005
Bottle. Various roasty aromas - coffee, chocolate and liquorice - with fruit and earthy hops. Well balanced tending towards the unexciting (rather than refined subtlety) perhaps as a result of pasteurisation.

3.3
dwyerpg (6410) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 11, 2005
A nice red-brown-black in color depending on the angle; another beer where the contents don’t match the appearance. Pale beginning goes into metalli coating and too-sweet-porterish finish.

3.3
tsp (113) - DENMARK - OCT 31, 2005
(bottle) Pours dark caramel, with a huge smoooooth and creamy off-white head. Notes of roasted malts and iron (?). Plesant dry bitterness, longlasting. Overall OK!

3.3
Habanero (4844) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2005
Nice beige and foamy, lasting head. Dark ruby colour. Aroma of citrus, raisins and malt. Rapsberries and roasted malt in the flavour. Medium bodied. All right palate. Dry slightly bitter finish.


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