Monty Python's Holy Grail Ale - Black Sheep Brewery PLC
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Reviews by OldFrothingSlosh:
3.05/5 rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
I burst my pimples at you and call your door-opening request a silly thing.
And now for something completely different...
I was in the library perusing a Hugh Wallpole novel when I became a bit peckish for some fermented grain. Dispensing with any pleasantries whatsoever,and curtailing my Hugh Wallpole-ing activities, my good friend (Mr. A.E. Gumby) and I made haste to the nearest purveyor of said grain to try some Monty Python's Holy Ail.
Presentation: 1pt 9fl oz amber bottle with elderberries (of which your father smelt) cast in the glass bottle itself. Printed on the bottle itself are the letters: "BBE Apr 03". Purchased strictly on the fact that this beer has "Monty Python" on it.
Appearance: Looking somewhat a 1969 Coc Du Rod Lever (which itself boasts a fine bouqet of Aborigenese armpit), this quaffable entity poured a smashing copper color with a huge (despite a non-aggressive pour) frothy head that laced the glass quite nicely.
Aroma: Clearly lacking any aroma of burned witches (over which this beer was supposedly tempered), I nonetheless could perceive an "earthy" hoppy aroma (albeit mixed with a whiff of fruit bat).
Taste: Not a bad beer, but one that I wouldn't purchase again. Flavor was definitely "earthy" and also had a rather metallic aftertaste to it, combined with the hoppy flavor. I should think that this beer would go well with some Japanese sage darby or Norweiegan beaver cheese (though one would be advised not to try these cheeses with a dog turd and tonic).
Mouthfeel: Better than average. Not as good as rat tart or spam, spam, spam, spam, eggs, bacon, sausage, and spam (bloody Vikings) or even a raw, unboned jugfish.
Drinkability: The earthy flavor and metallic aftertaste really rubbed me the wrong way. This was a one-time purchase.
All Monty Python references aside, not much to this beer other than the label.
Serving type: bottle
01-21-2003 15:58:34 | More by OldFrothingSlosh
More User Reviews:
3.43/5 rDev +3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Undated bottle at 35 degrees into imperial pint glass
Aroma of malt
Head small (2 cm), fizzy, off white, quickly diminishing to 2 mm ring and scattered bubbles
Body light amber, clear
Flavor of light malt, slight hoppiness, and just a hint of diacetyl. No alcohol taste. Flavor very short-lived.
Palate light to medium, watery, lively carbonation.
Very nice ale, have consumed many and would recommend it. The fizzy head and lack of lacing detract from the appearance. Still not a tasty as a Yorkshire dark ale.
Serving type: bottle
07-05-2014 13:48:21 | More by Ozzylizard
Monty Python's Holy Grail Ale from Black Sheep Brewery PLC
76 out of 100 based on 1,030 ratings.