Brewed by Black Sheep
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Masham, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Bottle: Filtered.
Also sold as Sainsbury’s Yorkshire Bitter
Ingredients: Maris Otter malt, Demerara sugar and a blend of Golding hops.
Originally brewed in 1999 to celebrate Black Sheep’s unique Yorkshire Square fermentation process.

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jamesie1857 (1984) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2012
500ml bottle - looks good, exactly the same as the picture. Deep amber body with a decent sized head. Aroma is pretty average, nothing that strikes you, but not offensive. Mild hoppy taste, nothing afterwards. Very mediocre, but I’d not refuse it in the future.

aleiex (6) - ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2012 does not count
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2012 Great pale amber colour, a decent head and an aroma that feels good but adds nothing new

BlackHaddock (7762) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2012
Brown 500ml bottle, discovered two of these in one of my stash piles that I had not checked for a while, best before 28th Sep 2007, drank now, as I review, 26th Sep 2007.

Poured into a pint sleeve, the label says drink at 13 degrees C. I am doing just that.

Good colour for a pale ale? (I think its a bitter) Light terracotta with a firm white head, a fine looking beast.

Malty, hoppy, yeasty mix in the smell, add sweetness from seaside rock and you are half way there.

Solid more than exciting taste, bitter yet a sweetness is in there too, complexed and complicated. It grows on you as you get used to it.

This beer is very drinkable, the sweetness and bitterness mixture seems to blend well. As the beer warms up it becomes even more complexed both in taste and aroma.

MrDrewFoley (1) - - APR 5, 2012 does not count
Bought this as Sainsburys TTD Yorkshire Bitter. Tastes great, not a massive aroma. Strong and a little fruity. Very nice

downender (8936) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2013 Bottle from Sainsburys. Amber coloured with a slight, off-white head. Sweet, caramel aroma with a hint of grassy hop. Flavour had more cereals and a decent, bitter finish. Ok.

dynamiteninja (1895) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2011
Bottle as Sainsbury’s Yorkshire Bitter. Citrus, malt, sulphur, fruity, slightly peppery. Orangey body with a medium white head that largely dissipates quite quickly. Well balanced bitter sweet taste. Can taste the demamera sugar. Dry finish. Comforting. A solid, decent bitter and probably my favourite of the Black Sheep lot after the mighty Riggwelter.

JorgeLee (2260) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2011 Bottle from Booths courtesy of the old man. Very typical example of the Black Sheep house style, reddish golden colour, dry malty background, with some licorice, good lingering bitter finish

Fin (10976) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2011
Bottle from Sainsburys, Kidlington October 2011 consumed at Isobels, Eardisley, Herefordshire 15.10.11 . Pours a copper in colour with a decent sized white head. There are some light hoppy notes on the nose bit of light fruitiness also.Taste was also a little hoppy but with a slight dryness and some fruit and toffee maltiness combining. Its ok. A6 A4 T6 P3 Ov12 3.1
Earlier Rating: 4/20/2007 Total Score: 3.2
Bottle from Morrissons, Banbury 20-04-07. Pours a nice deep amber colour with good clean mid sized white head. Some hops and citric notes in the aroma, taste was similar there was quite a good citrusy hoppy bitterness balanced with some toffee sweet malts, nice beer.

rauchbier (3940) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2011
Bottle, Sainsburys Grimsby. Deep gold, thin but lasting white head and moderate condition. Pleasant malty sweet nose with gentle but persistant floral hoppiness apparent, full bodied and well balanced with the sweetness of the malt tempered by a solid hop resin bitterness, some fruitiness and a hint of melon, lingering resinous hop bitterness.
Earlier Rating: 3/19/2002 Total Score: 2.9
Nicely balanced aroma of malt and hops, big head dropped straight off despite adequate condition. Mostly fruity malt flavour with an underlying yeasty bitterness that becomes dry and bittersweet in the aftertaste which spoils it a little for me

tommann (3977) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2011
500ml bottle. Pours a light copper with a medium, frothy head. Aroma is bready malt, some citrus and sweetness. Taste has a little watery citrus to start. Nice bready malt finish.

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