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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%
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
jonas (8278) - Garching close to the monks, 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
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 (4911) - 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.

3.3
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2005
Dark brown beer with a large beige head. A strong banana aroma was the first impression, followed by a toasty malt. The bitter finish is a strong element in the taste, but you have to search closely to find much else. Little bit of citrus, hint of sweetness. It’s OK.

3.3
RooftopRogue (423) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - DEC 10, 2005
A strong crisp smell of hops. Dark rust colored with a thick head and heavy lacing. A nice bitter taste of hops teases the tongue and fades slowly.

3.3
Papsoe (25054) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2005
(Bottle 50 cl) Very dark brown - close to black - with a nice, brownish head. Malty fullness and a dry bitterness - rather marked bitterness actually. Reminds me more of an old fashioned, traditional porter. Odd name - and explanation for it. 140603

3.3
MarkBarnes (419) - Waterville, New York, USA - FEB 23, 2006
Feb. 23, 2006; 1 pt. .9 fl. oz. bottle

What news of the North? Foamy & dark, dark amber pour, thick persistent head, much lacing. Aroma of freshly-cut corn silage; slightly watery mouthfeel with cool blast of fruity caramel malt notes. Pleasant brew overall.


3.3
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - MAR 19, 2006
Pours deep burnt orange-red with a large off-white head. Diacetyl and lactose are apparent in the first sniff. A good bit of fruitiness (banana, pear) comes in alongside some roasted, chocolaty notes on the second. The flavor starts with that banana fruitiness followed by a surprisingly strong earthy hoppiness. Finishes pleasantly bitter. I find it difficult, however, to get past the remarkably British banana and diacetyl beginning.

3.3
mjg74 (3199) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUN 3, 2006
Bottled. Pours deep amber in color. Dark roasted malty aroma. Some roasted coffee notes as well. Bitter roasted malty flavor up front. Some dark fruitiness. Strong roasted bitter finish.


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