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Monty Python's Holy Grail Ale - Black Sheep Brewery PLC

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Monty Python's Holy Grail AleMonty Python's Holy Grail Ale

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BA SCORE
76
okay

1,027 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 1,027
Reviews: 584
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 17.42%
Wants: 17
Gots: 43 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Black Sheep Brewery PLC visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: stcules on 05-24-2002)
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nhindian

Pennsylvania

2.73/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into tulip.

A - Pours a pretty amber, bordering on almost completely clear. A lot of active carbonation can be seen rising through the body, culminating in a 1.5-finger, powder white head with decent retention. Solid lacing surrounds the glass.

S - The front of the nose brings a hefty amount of sweeter malts and grain, a touch musty. There isn't a whole lot here, but it does finish with a burst of spicy, earthy hops.

T - For an English Pale Ale, the taste is surprisingly sweet and even rather off-putting. Instead of the clean malts, however, I am getting a somewhat astringent cereal graininess. This swallows the characteristics from the hops, leaving them to fight through this initial shock. There's some kind of fruitiness here as well that just seems misplaced. There isn't a consistent theme throughout this beer and doesn't seem to represent a pale ale at all.

M - Mouthfeel is moderately light-bodied with good carbonation. This feels pretty nice on the palate, and is even crisp at times. It's a shame that the flavors don't leave something better for this to embrace in the aftertaste.

D/O - Drinkability is moderately low. This beer has a nice vision, but strays away from the path too erratically for me to fully get behind it. The hops are almost non-existent in the taste, replaced with a strange malt bill and sweetness. I'll leave this as a novelty beer; fun to try once, but I will not seek this out again.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2012 04:29:52 | More by nhindian
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Monty Python's Holy Grail Ale from Black Sheep Brewery PLC
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