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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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1,126 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,126
Reviews: 590
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 17.47%
Wants: 27
Gots: 79 | 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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3/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.41/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tasted On: 01-11-2012
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 12 oz. brown bottle
Glassware: Nonic pint
Purchased: Single from World Market

Funny label with Monty Python graphics! The Black Sheep website says this is their top selling beer in the U.S. and Canada...

A: Bright copper-colored beer. Very clear, showing a good amount of bubbles coming from the glass bottom. The head is a bright white color and stands a finger and a half. Good head retention and nice lacing.

S: Kind of a weird musty aroma that I can't quite place. Maybe its a yeast smell. There's also some grape-like fruitiness and herbal notes from the hops.

T: The musty aroma seems to carry over to the taste as well and makes for a buttery-like flavor -- I'm guessing this may be diacetyl. Other flavors include caramel malts and a fruity, light sweetness. Not really bitter - this is more malt forward.

M: Feel is crisp, with medium amount of carbonation and a thin body. The aftertaste features more of the buttery flavors.

O: An easy-drinking beer; I could see putting several of these down at a time. Originally I had this one scored lower, but then I read more about diacetyl and how it is an acceptable aspect in an English bitter.

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2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

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1/5  rDev -69.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

Photo of gopens44
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Clear amber with decent lacing from a lackluster yet persistent head.

S- Malts outweighs anything else, save for a sweet grain bill.

T - There is something watery and bland at first that gives way to bitterness mingling with a sweetness best described as a flat artificial sweetener taste. What lingers on the tongue is nutty and again, watery.

M - Carbonation is there yet it still seems flat. Aftertaste is more sweet than bitter.

O - If this were strictly novelty, it would be impressive, but I think they were shooting for a serious beer. I wish this was a bit more pulled together because it does have good flavor, it it just seems a little all over the place.

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3/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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2.61/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A - Copper/caramel color with a thick white head which left a medium lacing upon dissipation.

S - Grain, tried to pick up more than that, but could not. Perhaps it smells like both grain and malt liquor.

T - Tastes like it smells; plain grain. Tasted very similar to American Pale Lagers, perhaps Budweiser. Maybe a hint of green grapes.

M - Thin, dry with a slight spice in the tip of the tongue.

O - Not impressed. Maybe it would be better for people who appreciate the nostalgia from the Monty Python movie, but I don't care for it and will definitely not buy this beer again.

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Monty Python's Holy Grail Ale from Black Sheep Brewery PLC
76 out of 100 based on 1,126 ratings.