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

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BA SCORE
76
okay

1,116 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 1,116
Reviews: 589
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 17.77%
Wants: 24
Gots: 68 | 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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1.25/5  rDev -62.3%
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.

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1.43/5  rDev -56.9%
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.

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*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.

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1.83/5  rDev -44.9%
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.

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Monty Python's Holy Grail Ale from Black Sheep Brewery PLC
76 out of 100 based on 1,116 ratings.