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


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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
Cask: Regular.
Introducing the big-hitting, the fabled, Riggwelter. You asked for a strong ale, we gave you….Riggwelter, a real powerhouse of a beer. Much thought went into the creation of our flagship ‘strong’ ale. To create something with real strength and depth we developed a unique recipe featuring rich espresso aromas, dark fruit and roasted malt flavours. Riggwelter Ale takes its name from a local Yorkshire Dales farming term which has Norse roots; “rygg” meaning back, and “velte” meaning to overturn. A sheep is said to be rigged or ‘riggwelted’ when it has rolled onto its back and is unable to get back up without assistance. What better name for a strong beer from the Black Sheep Brewery in Yorkshire? Riggwelter is available in cask and bottle.

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fonefan (51574) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 11, 2006
Cask, Handpump @ Brewery. Clear amber coloured with a small off white head. Aroma of malts, caramel, fruits and yeast. Flavour of malts, fruits and yeast. Hoppy finish.

yespr (48091) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2011
From cask. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted dark malty and slight fruity. Bitter, dark malty and light fruity. Dark malty and slight roasted. Bitter and dry malty. Dry and roasted finish.

Ungstrup (38587) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2005
[Cask at Charlie’s Bar, Copenhagen] A nut brown beer with a nice long lasting brown head. The flavor is sweet fruity combined with strong notes of toffee, but also hints of hops. The flavor is sweet with notes of caramel, malt, and toffee. Nice.

joergen (29353) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 23, 2006
Cask at Charlies.
Clear amber coloured with a small off white head.
Aroma of malts, caramel, fruits and yeast.
Flavour of malts, fruits and yeast.
Hoppy finish.

anders37 (27237) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2011
Cask @ GBBF 2011. Pours a dark brown color with a small tan head. Has a slightly roasted malty caramel and dark fruit aroma. Roasted malty caramel flavor with hints of dark fruit. Has a roasted malty dark fruity finiah with hints of caramel.

oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 29, 2007
[email protected] Rubyish amber colour, big beige head. Aroma is caramel, wood, some hints of vanilla and a bit coffee. Flavour is really oaky, and wooden with some bittery and slightly roasted notes.

cgarvieuk (26080) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 23, 2010
cask at cloister ... deep red brown ... thin tan head ... soft toffee light creamy roast malt nose ... big sweet caramel toffee malt .. big bitterness in back ... little chocolate... very nice english strong ale ...

Theydon_Bois (20890) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2016
Gravity dispense at the Falcon BF, Wooburn Green, 09/07/16.
Amber golden topped with a moderate off White swirl.
Nose is caramel, light spice, grains, fruit esters, stewed prunes, Eccles cake.
Taste comprises fruit cake, bread, sweet malt base, toffee, Lardy cake, toasted grains.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, hint of booze in the close.

yngwie (17261) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 6, 2006
Cask at the Wharf, Aalborg, DK. Chestnut colored, with almost no head, just some off-white bubbles. The aroma is lightly roasted and has caramel too. Malty-sweet and bitter flavor, with the bitterness escalating towards the finish. Some roastiness also comes through at the end. Medium body. (060506)

FatPhil (17149) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 24, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2008 Cask (Peterborough BF 2007)
Very dark ruby brown. Coffee and maly aroma. Strong sweet malty taste. A very rich roast. The guys at the Black Sheep stand had intended to serve this with a sparkler - shocking!

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