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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%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.4
Mr_Pink_152 (5650) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2015
part of my 2013 backlog. Dark amber colour with a thick white head. Flavour has fruit, malt, and a caramel sweetness.

3.4
mr_h (6014) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - DEC 7, 2016
Cask, festive ale, 1/2 pint, hand-pulled at Hengler’s Circus, Glasgow on 5 Dec 2016, roast malt, toffee aroma, deep amber brown with a thin bubbly cream head and sparse lacing, raiusin toffee flavour, creamy, oily, sweet toffee finish.

3.3
faroeviking (11263) - Chupando chellas es como ellas, FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 28, 2007
Cask at the Wharf, Aalborg. Amber colour with a small fully diminishing off-white head. Mild roasty maltiness and caramel in the aroma. Hoppy, fruity and malty flavour. Moderate bitterness in the finish.

3.3
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2007
A Mes rate:
Gravicask at GBBF. Dark amber with a thick bubbly off white head. Lovely coffee malt nose. Flavour is similar but not quite so pleasing. Bitterish finish. Slightly watery mouth feel but still ok. Much better than the bottled version.

3.3
anders37 (27284) - 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.

3.3
Stuu666 (15085) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 28, 2015
Cask at arrochar ale festival. Pours clear deep amber, nose is sweet toffee, caramel, taste is rich, fruity, caramel.

3.3
jmgreenuk (10147) - 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
Rastacouere (6177) - 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
JK54B (1602) - 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
yespr (48207) - 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.


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