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

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

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BA SCORE
76
okay

973 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 973
Reviews: 578
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 17.07%


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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nukem5

Pennsylvania

3.4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a great amber color with nice sicky white foam cap. Some slight laceing down glass has occurred.

S: Smells fruity and piney with a bit of wet cardboard aroma at the back end.

T: Taste is also fruity with hints of pine and some lighter malts.

M: Mouthfeel is medium bodied slightly over carbed IMO.

O: Overall a solid drinker and would have it again not the least bit unpleasant and very refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2013 02:44:14 | More by nukem5
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reviewed: 3/16/14

Monty Python's Holy Grail Ale by Black Sheep
poured from a bottle into a 12 oz mug

P-packaging: the big sell, holy grail with the letters crossed out and re worked 4.0

A-apperance : chestnut blonde with a one finger head and some lacing 3.75

S- smell: faint malt subtle but very pleasant 3.75

T-taste: a little tinny but very well balanced and light in character 3.25

M-mouthfeel : sturdy but smooth, really nice finish 3.5

D-drinkability: very good. not too heavy, crisp enough to refresh 4.0

O-overall: glad I bought a couple in a mix. would have again 3.5

great for a tasting party or the British humor fan. good beer all in all

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3.23/5  rDev -3.3%
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12oz single from CJ's Doghouse in Lansdale poured into a standard pint. No prior knowledge of this beer just a random selection for a mix-a-six pack.

A-somewhere in between a gold and copper. Medium amount of carb bubbles. Don't remember any head. If it was there it was gone before I started drinking. No lacing.

S-metallic upfront. Some grains and toffee. As it warmed and I drank I began to notice more fruit.

T-pretty much the same as smell. I also picked up on an apple taste as I drank.

M-light-medium bodied. High carbonation feel and little hop bitterness.

O-a decent beer. I have had much better English ales, but also much worse. Sorry the Monty Python thing doesn't sway me either way.

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This is a nice looking medium amber-copper color with busy carbonation and a short-lived off-white head. Little lacing.

The aroma is soapy with toffee. buttered biscuit, and mild sweetness. Not much in the way of hop character on the nose. That comes later.

The body is about medium and quite smooth.

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