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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

1,148 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 1,148
Reviews: 598
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 17.47%
Wants: 28
Gots: 94 | 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:
Beer added by: stcules on 05-24-2002

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Ratings: 1,148 | Reviews: 598
Photo of superspak
3.78/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy bright orange color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon, orange zest, pear, apple, honey, toasted biscuit, light caramel, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of bready malt, fruity yeast, and earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon, orange zest, pear, apple, honey, toasted biscuit, light caramel, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Slight earthy herbal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, orange zest, pear, apple, honey, toasted biscuit, light caramel, and herbal/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. very nice robustness and balance of bready malt, fruity yeast, and earthy hop flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and moderately creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4.7%. Overall this is a very good English pale ale. All around good robustness and balance of bready malt, fruity yeast, and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

Photo of DrMullet
3.69/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rbodacious
3.81/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Amusing and surprising.
Tangerine hue and white head.
I get a green apple tea with a silky smooth feel
A drying finish and a dash of pepper.
Very enjoyable.

Photo of StrobeLite
3.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Salsashark3d
2.81/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

Its a fun themed beer that uses a gimick to get its audience. but decent for a gimmick.

Photo of rolingm
4.47/5  rDev +34.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bought it once for the gimmicky bottle, bought it twice for the smooth great taste

Photo of Totalpackage411
2.67/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Photo of Syncro-Vox
3/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Duff_Man
3.6/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Xriken
4.21/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Holy Grail Ale is my favorite beer. I have only been only been drinking for ten years and i have had alot of different beers. I am by no means an expert connoisseur but i do enjoy its malty taste and feel.

Photo of batt6343
3.59/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bigpoppa67
3.23/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DoctorZombies
2.95/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Murky deep gold pour with off white head. Lite floral nose. Biscuits and rose petal flavors. Lite mouthfeel. Ok.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.29/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear dark orange with a foamy tan head that fades to nothing. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, biscuit, earth, and slight caramel aromas. Taste is much the same with toast, caramel, and slight fruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of toast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer with solid but simple malt and caramel qualities all around.

Serving type: bottle.

Photo of JustinPStewart
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JRPBoulevard
3.56/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of reptile3141
3.69/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FreshButterbeer
3.75/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DenverHopHead
2.75/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of nigeldazooman
3.32/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Nathan_Short
3.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.13/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of halo3one
3.49/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.23/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aklude
3.84/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Monty Python's Holy Grail Ale from Black Sheep Brewery PLC
76 out of 100 based on 1,148 ratings.