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


on tap


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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Bottle: Filtered.
Also sold as Sainsburys Yorkshire Bitter
Ingredients: Maris Otter malt, Demerara sugar and a blend of Golding hops.
Originally brewed in 1999 to celebrate Black Sheeps unique Yorkshire Square fermentation process.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
johninmelb (1127) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2007
Sweet cereal nose with a slight peppery undertone. Pours pure copper with a quickly disappearing head and good lacing. Taste is excellent - some honey, some grapefruit/citrus, and a long bitter finish with just a hint of acidity at that level that enhances rather than detracts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 11, 2007
Bottle, amber with a thick foamy off-white head. A strong sweet fruity aroma - like peaches. A hoppy, light bitter palate, sweet fruity flavours again. Pretty good actually, though a little sweet to drink a lot of it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beervis (243) - Taylors Country, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2007
Pours clear amber with decent white head which dies quickly. Sweetness and grapefruit aroma. Tangy, refreshing - citrus hop flavours predominate with some soft malt beneath. Prickly mouthfeel, Some warmth on the swallow. Finish sharp and bittersweet. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dj (580) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2007
Bottle, 500ml. A clear amber colour with a small head. Aroma is biscuity malt, a touch of floral hops and grapefruit. Taste is sweet roasted malt with caramel and a touch of citrus hoppiness in the finish. Very smooth mouthfeel. Fairly high carbonation. A fairly refreshing bitter.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DruncanVeasey (8063) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2007
Bottled. Clear orange-red pour. Thinly headed, becoming headless, but aggressively fizzy. Some stale vegetable nuttiness in the snout. A sniff of dogbasket. Some ganja-ish leafy hops as it reaches room temperature. Papery, cardboard vegetable maltiness verging towards drainpour territory, with a simplistic bite of hop bitterness in the finish. A lick of metal. Creamy malt afters. Exceptionally bog standard bottled bitter with all the character boiled out of it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2007
Bottled. An amber coloured beer with is typical Black Sheep. That is safe and a little dull. Very English in aroma and smell and balancedness of malt and hop. But really plain and unexciting. Maybe fruitier than its stable mates, but moving on......

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gethinbeer (2452) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JAN 20, 2007
Been wanting this one for a while. Fruity but light musky aroma. Clear orange glow with a nice with frothy head. good bitter taste of fruit. Hops in there with a tang. Good standard ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (10219) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2007
Bottle. Amber/gold with a small head. Aromas are dry tea and sweet lemon with cream and sugar. Dryand peppery. Flavours are dry biscuit malts followed by peppery, metallic hops. Lemon and apricot fruitiness. Tastes a bit stale. Drinkable, though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (17709) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2007
500ml bottle from Sainsbury, Ashford. My first new rating of 2007, Crystal clear amber colour with lastng rocky off white head. Some peppery citrus hop aroma. I thought that it might be filtered and pasteurised and therefore a bit dead. Some candy sugar suggests that it is pasteurised. Bit biscuity on aroma. Some lovely citrus lemon hop on finish, with good bitterness. Bit soapy maybe. The middle is a bit empty with that boiled sweet flavour. Hops are good though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
berkshirejohn (6283) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2006
Bottle: clear amber with an off-white head; grapefruit aroma; taste is sweet, strong and chewy with a dry finish which balances the sweetness well.

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