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

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RATINGS: 723   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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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
brian1233 (30) - North Augusta, South Carolina, USA - MAY 31, 2003
Malty, but not really sweet, more roasted, toasted flavor. Nice looking dark brown with a rocky head. Nice full body. Might be slightly too dry for my taste.


3.6
Grumbo (3474) - 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 (31) - 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 (441) - - JUL 22, 2017
Very good ale, lively carbonation. Darkish brown in colour. Lovely roasty notes.

3.7
vinivini (2666) - 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 (2280) - 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 (4021) - 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.

3.2
alvaro78 (577) - Sevilla, SPAIN - APR 12, 2017
Aromas tostados y a cafe Buen aspecto, carbonatacion media y mala retencion de espuma. En boca balanaceada, con fruta inicial, tostado y reagaliz con un final terroso y seco

3.4
alexmate (226) - South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2017
Dark brown colour decent sized head, medium carbonation. Aroma of caramel, treacle and cocoa. Taste is similar with the addition of coffee and green hops to add a slight bitterness. Pretty good. Price Paid: £1 from Co-op.


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