Black Sheep Monty Pythons Holy Grail

Black Sheep Monty Pythons Holy Grail

Rated 3.180 by BeerPals

Brewed by Black Sheep Brewery

Masham, Ripon, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Style:  Extra Special Bitter

4.7% Alcohol by Volume

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Another fine addition to the Black Sheep Brewery range of premium bottled ales, our Holy Grail Bitter was specially commissioned to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Monty Python. It has a distinctive taste with plenty of fruity hops, and is full flavoured with a dry and refreshing bitterness.

ID: 8761 Last updated 2 years ago Added to database 22 years ago

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Overall Rank22526
Overall Percentile57.9
Style Rank283 of 735
Style Percentile61.5
Lowest Score2.1
Highest Score4.3
Average Score3.187
Weighted Score3.180
Standard Deviation0.407

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  • CYBERCAT 11711 reviews
    rated 3.5 2 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Pours clear amber with a thick ivory head that leaves good lacing. Aroma features crisp fresh malt, sweet apple and a hint of resiny hops. Flavor delivers crisp fresh malt, tangy and sweet apple, piney hops. Texture presents good body and lively fizz. I've got a lovely bunch of ales--

  • PAULCARDOM 549 reviews
    rated 3.4 4 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    This beer is not the holy grail, but it is still very drinkable. A light copper pour, some cloudiness, and a white cap. The aroma is light fruit, some caramel, some cereal, and herbal hops. The flavour is slightly sweet with a hoppy finish.

  • AIRFORCE1 681 reviews
    rated 3.3 11 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    Pours a crystal clear amber with a one finger head that lofts for a second before letting down. Very well carbonated with a nice amount of lacing. Aroma is very, very sweet. Don't pick up much else in the aroma. Taste is very, very sweet. Touch of metal in the taste. Mouthfeel is very creamy dry. Overall a nice beer.

  • JNE5HUSG 1814 reviews
    rated 3.5 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    500 ml capped bottle. Poured in an English tulip pint a clear rich golden-amber coloured ESB with a one finger light beige and soapy foamy head that had a very long retention and tons of micro bubbles. Soft carbonation. Some lacing. The aroma is light sourish, toasted malts, fruity, apples and faint herbal hops. The flavour is light toasted malts, notes of caramel, dried fruits, almonds, fruity tones, apples, herbal and earthy hops. The mouthfeel is light crispy, round and bitter. The texture is light watery. This light to medium bodied ESB has a dry hoppy bitter finish. A decent and easy drinkable ESB.

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 2.8 11 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 5

    Hmmm. This one has biscuit malt as well (and yeast) up front. Fruity hops are slight, as is some caramel. Otherwise pretty ho hum. Like the name, beer is a bit underwhelming.

  • FUNK 898 reviews
    rated 2.6 11 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 5

    Free bottle courtesy of a local store due to an issue with their credit card system (can never turn away a free beer). Very mild; light earthy hops, some yeasty and biscuity notes. Clever name/label is the highlight here.

  • RICHSBEER 1950 reviews
    rated 3.0 11 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Pours a golden to orange absolutely clear color. Forms a big white head with good retention and many lacings left. The aroma is very grainy with caramel and hops. TheTaste is like the aroma caramel, malts and hops. Slightly sweet upfront and mild hoppy aftertaste. The mouthfeel is light watery body. Medium carbonation. Mild bitter aftertaste.

  • JABAH 1780 reviews
    rated 3.0 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Sampled at beer-tasting party. Only had a few ounce sample, but enough to get the idea. Lower carbonation-english feel to it. Pale golden-colored appearance. Saw it before on the shelf but never got around to sampling before this. Figured that it would be more "premium" or craft quality, but pretty much an average ESB at best.

  • THIRSTYONE 563 reviews
    rated 3.3 12 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Very light color,low head carbonation,nicely balanced,not a lot of body,sort of thin tasting,over-all a good tasting session beer.Not really that good.Shall pass unless it's free.

  • PORTERHOUSE 544 reviews
    rated 3.2 12 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Well I wasn't expecting this. I thought this beer was going to be a joke but in reality, it is a really good ale. It is a bitter in my opinion. Pour and mouthfeel is a little thin. Taste is a little watery but the rest is spot on. I think I'll have another.

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