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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

1,021 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 1,021
Reviews: 584
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 17.12%
Wants: 17
Gots: 39 | 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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jward329

Georgia

1/5  rDev -70%

01-10-2012 17:49:26 | More by jward329
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unbehaun

Minnesota

1/5  rDev -70%

01-18-2012 00:46:41 | More by unbehaun
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Hophead717

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -70%

12-22-2012 02:10:15 | More by Hophead717
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Ouroborus

Iowa

1/5  rDev -70%

01-02-2012 00:22:53 | More by Ouroborus
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brett606

Texas

1/5  rDev -70%

07-05-2013 23:46:33 | More by brett606
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GuinnessRegular92

Florida

1/5  rDev -70%

06-26-2014 06:50:45 | More by GuinnessRegular92
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ab39z

North Carolina

1/5  rDev -70%

11-03-2012 17:59:03 | More by ab39z
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alesaram

Guam

1.25/5  rDev -62.5%

10-20-2012 21:31:03 | More by alesaram
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BigGingDrinker

North Carolina

1.25/5  rDev -62.5%

10-05-2013 15:45:55 | More by BigGingDrinker
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Hatchman

Virginia

1.25/5  rDev -62.5%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

A- pours a golden copper, looks like an ale. Very light head with light lacing. Some carbonation visible. Don't like the looks of the carbonation.

S- Smells like a lager. Taste is very mineral and copper, no hops, no malt, no alcohol smell. Smells like Miller Lite.

T- Tastes like a lager. No hops, no malt, but does have bitter mineral taste.

M- Light body, high carbonation, feels like a lager. OK, a heavy lager.

O- Still can't figure out how this is an ale. This is not an ale. This is definitely not the Holy Grail of Ales. This is a marketing ploy. The bottle is kind of cute, especially the part about being brewed over the bodies of burning witches, but this beer is all hipe, and no hops. Stay away, stay far away.... unless you like Miller Lite at 4 times the price.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2012 01:35:07 | More by Hatchman
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

1.43/5  rDev -57.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Appearance: Gusher upon popping the cap, leave it to a beer named after Monty Python to play a joke on me. Pours a clear, orange-gold body with a tall, though short-lived, white head.

Smell: Vaguely malty, fruity, but there's a strong stink in here, some plasticy, chemical-like odor present and oh I find it displeasing.

Taste: Pale malts with a treacle sweetness and a kick of palate-ruining lacquer. Slight spicy bitterness, but at this point you're just trying to get that taste out of your mouth. Peculiar, downright icky aftertaste that sends the drinker in search of a tall glass of water. In fact, BRB!

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation after the initial gushing.

Drinkability: Not recommended. Save yourself the drain pour and dodge this one, folks.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2008 00:17:03 | More by ChainGangGuy
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jxsherman


1.5/5  rDev -55%

08-25-2012 15:38:58 | More by jxsherman
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mwbrady12

North Carolina

1.5/5  rDev -55%

07-17-2013 00:37:36 | More by mwbrady12
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WVSwede

North Carolina

1.5/5  rDev -55%

07-14-2012 01:37:48 | More by WVSwede
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largadeer

California

1.75/5  rDev -47.4%

10-17-2013 04:54:04 | More by largadeer
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khargro2

Georgia

1.75/5  rDev -47.4%

02-21-2012 04:34:30 | More by khargro2
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C20Percent

Virginia

1.75/5  rDev -47.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

*Review taken from notes*

Got this bottle from World Market out of one of their Beers of World boxes.

A: Pale yellow with a bright white head.

S: Sweet malts.

T: Terrible. Soapy. Flat. Flavorless.

M: Light. Watery.

O: Did I possibly get a bad batch? This is a terrible tasting beer. Would not recommend.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2012 19:45:32 | More by C20Percent
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

1.75/5  rDev -47.4%

10-17-2013 04:54:19 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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pilotgod

Oklahoma

1.83/5  rDev -45%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured from 12oz bottle into Pint glass.

A: The light amber color of this beer is what you would expect from a Pale Ale, but the head was disappointing. Only about a 1/3 finger width was obtained and that had quickly disappeared to nothing at all within a minute. As much lacing as a glass of water.

S: Very yeasty, almost off putting on the nose. No other hints of anything can fight their way past the yeast, assuming there is anything else in there.

T: This was an English Ale that tasted like it didn't know what it wanted to be when it grew up. There were some notes of hops, but the overall effect was to create a badly flavored, slightly bitter, wash-out of the English Pale Ale style. I honestly wonder if when confronted with flavor, the brewers had beaten a hasty withdrawal yelling "Run away, run away" and that is where the name came from. Truly unremarkable in anyway.

M: Light and about as complex as a glass of club soda. The only thing noticeable was a faint hint that it had once been carbonated, but the bubbles decided they were better off somewhere in Kent.

D: I have never drain poured a beer as I always try to find something redeeming. I know just because I don't particularly care for something doesn't mean it is bad. But this was close. Honestly, if someone handed me one I would drink it, but if they asked before hand if I wanted them to get me one, I would turn it down. There is nothing overly wrong with this beer, but it is a constant disappointment at every turn. Honestly, I would save the $$$ for something else.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2011 06:33:54 | More by pilotgod
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CaptainNomihodai

Illinois

2/5  rDev -39.9%

03-14-2013 06:35:10 | More by CaptainNomihodai
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geuze_gone_wild

California

2/5  rDev -39.9%

10-19-2013 06:43:15 | More by geuze_gone_wild
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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -39.9%

03-13-2012 02:38:34 | More by TheBigBoy
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projhex

California

2/5  rDev -39.9%

11-15-2011 21:21:31 | More by projhex
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Dusty6467

Texas

2/5  rDev -39.9%

09-05-2013 23:56:24 | More by Dusty6467
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thehenbarris

New York

2/5  rDev -39.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A- Coppery, tinge of red.

S- Almost none. Faint malty/grainy.

T- Again, almost none, and that kills it for me. I felt like I was drinking an adjunct lager. (I said to one of the people who was with me that I'd rather drink a Labatt's Blue.)

M- The only place this beer didn't disappoint. Light with nice carbonation.

I wouldn't go out of my way to drink this if I were you. And I don't plan on having it again.

Serving type: on-tap

02-10-2012 05:56:04 | More by thehenbarris
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Monty Python's Holy Grail Ale from Black Sheep Brewery PLC
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