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

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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Regular.
Aroma Roasted malt, hops and banana-fruit. Taste Dry palate with a complex mixture of hops, fruit and roasted malt with a dry refreshing finish. This strong, velvety, ruby brown beer really is a wolf in sheeps clothing. It is deceptively clean drinking, with a wonderfully complex palate of coffee, bananas and liquorice which rewards you with a long refreshing Goldings hop finish. Food and Beer Pairing The pale chocolate malts and inherent strength of Riggwelter means it stands up to any strongly flavoured rich red meat or strong cheese. At the same time, the rich espresso and chocolate flavours combined with strong fruitiness makes Riggwelter the perfect accompaniment to decadent deserts such as dark chocolate torte. Riggwelter is also the best beer to soak fruit in to make a deliciously rich fruitcake. Ingredients We use a base of Maris Otter malted barley, but add plenty of crystal malt, specifically a Pale Chocolate Malt. This very dark roasted malt gives the beer its rich dark colour, its 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! Whats in a name? Riggwelter Ale takes its name from a local Yorkshire Dales farming term which has Norse root; 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (8008) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - NOV 24, 2016
Cask at the White Swan, Solihull. Poured a clear medium amber with a frothy off white head. The aroma is malt, light citrus, woody hop. The flavour is moderate bitter with a light smooth, woody resin hop, light fruit, light floral hop bitter palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rastacouere (6174) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 3, 2007
Considering the style, Scores ranging from 1 to 5, 5 being the most intense
Appearance:
Body: Clear(1)->Murky(5) : 3 Pale Yellow(1)->Dark brown(5) : 4 Still(1)->Sparkling(5) : 2
Head: None(1)->Large(5) : 4 White(1)->Tan(5) : 2 Lasting: 2 Lacing : 3
Aroma:
Intensity : 3
Yeast : 3 Bread : 3 Apple : XX Tropical Fruits : XX Soap : XX DMS : XX Diacetyl : 3 Sulfur : XX
Malt : 4 Biscuity : 3 Hay : XX Toasty : 3 Caramel : XX Nuts : XX Honey : XX Cereals : 4 Grainy : 2
Hops : 3 Noble(1)->American(5) : 1 Leafy : 3 Spicy : XX Floral : XX Lemon/Lime : XX Grapefruit : XX Orange : XX Herbal : 2 Grassy : XX Pine/Spruce/Resin : XX
Notes : Peach/Apricot : XX Earth : 3 Mint : XX Butterscotch : XX Smoke : XX
Flavor:
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 4 Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 2 Sourness : XX Bitterness : 3 Complex : XX Length : XX
Palate:
Light(1)->Full(5) : 3 Flat(1)->Fizzy(5) : 3 Clean : XX Sharp : XX Watery : XX Oily : XX Chalk : 2 Astringent : XX Alcohol : XX Mineral : 3 Oxidation : XX Metallic : XX

Comments: Considerably caramelly, earthy yet with a bitter and mineral finish. Not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 30, 2008
Tasted at Gallows Bird RALE 05. Dark reddish brown colour. Coffee in the taste. Average hoppiness. Like a "coffee break".

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (16590) - 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)

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (41313) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (17579) - 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. Ok.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
The_Osprey (6829) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2016
Cask handpull at Hamilton Hall London as Black Sheep Riggwelter. Dark brown with a ruby hue to the light, foamy beige head leaves very full lacing. Aroma is airy even as it drains. Get some chemical later on, some glue. Body is a touch frothy with soft carbonation. Taste is toasted teacake, toast, black pepper, prunes, glue, rum-like booze, salty finish with some liquorice stick. Burnt astringency with a lasting tang. Big flavour but its quite harsh for its abv. I want to love it but I dont. A half was too much.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finn (6291) - Troms, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2014
NWAF 23 Jan 13. Mrk gylden. Lavt skum. OK maltaroma. Litt st. Smak av syrlig frukt. Bra fylde. Litt trr plommesmak. Syrlig ettersmak. OK l.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nekronos (4135) - Xalapa, MEXICO - NOV 25, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2006 Good, at least not booring. BUt it was not has dark as in the photo. MAybe the conditioning of the Cask. The aroma is good, and the foam nice. A little hoppy.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joergen (26389) - 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.


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