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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

1,030 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 1,030
Reviews: 584
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 17.42%
Wants: 18
Gots: 44 | 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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stagger

Alberta (Canada)

3.6/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Well, obviously the name & label is the selling point. As for the beer itself, it's a slightly darker-than-expected (for pale ale) golden-brown amber with a good head that dissipates quickly leaving moderate lacing.

S - Floral, fruity, citrusy

T - Bright and tonic. There's something slightly surprising in the mix - something not 100% pleasant - that I'm having trouble quantifying. There's a lot of flavour up front then it thins out to low-lying hops in the back of the mouth and a long lingering aftertaste. A decent flavour - a little too sweet to start and a little too bitter to finish - but it's not very complex. More a Fawlty Towers episode than a Flying Circus.

M - On the thin side of medium-bodied, but the carbonation keeps it lively.

D - You know, I don't think I'd ever buy this if something a little more interesting were available, but if someone brought a huge case over and forced me to drink it, I wouldn't object in the slightest. I'm probably drinking this in the wrong season - it'd be a perfect summer ale, and it's perfectly sessionable.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2009 23:46:58 | More by stagger
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Monty Python's Holy Grail Ale from Black Sheep Brewery PLC
76 out of 100 based on 1,030 ratings.