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

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RATINGS: 724   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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2.6
dorain (519) - 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 (3845) - 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 (14) - - 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 (46) - 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 (440) - - JUL 22, 2017
Very good ale, lively carbonation. Darkish brown in colour. Lovely roasty notes.

3.7
vinivini (2850) - 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 (2311) - DENMARK - JUL 12, 2017
Stor fylde, godt humlet i eftersmag. Der er faktisk ikke så meget mere at sige om denne øl


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