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Riggwelter Yorkshire Ale - Black Sheep Brewery PLC

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Riggwelter Yorkshire AleRiggwelter Yorkshire Ale

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BA SCORE
87
very good

298 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 298
Reviews: 241
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.13%
Wants: 14
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Black Sheep Brewery PLC visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-31-2002)
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Ciocanelu, Sep 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

vinicole, Sep 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Johnq1964, Aug 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Hopheadjeffery, Aug 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

JMS1512, Jul 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

His_Royal_Hoppiness, Jul 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

mrfrancis, Jul 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

WOLFGANG, Jul 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

KStark, Jun 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Slatetank, May 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

kvnstfrd, May 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

powdersoldier, Apr 27, 2013
Photo of Pelicanrocks
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Pelicanrocks, Apr 13, 2013
Photo of tonton
4.3/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Label and bottle design average for an English ale. Big black lettering not appealing.

A very nice dark red caramel color with a slight off-white head that dissipates quickly.

Smells like a typical dark ale, dark caramel malts and English hops.

The taste adds something. It's nether chocolate nor coffee not sweet caramel, just can't put my finger on it... but I like it. A very distinctive flavor that makes this a very good beer. Perhaps it's simply a darker, more carbonic caramel than usual.

Finish lingers with that nice flavor.

I really enjoyed this one, and the import price is well reasonable.

tonton, Apr 07, 2013
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2/5  rDev -48.1%

BGsWo22, Mar 21, 2013
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.56/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear dark copper brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a thin cap on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, caramel, oatmeal cookie dough, and a spiced rum alcohol aroma. Taste is much the same with a toasted bread flavor on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is fairly tasty but I think this one has a slightly better smell going on.

UCLABrewN84, Feb 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

matjack85, Jan 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

harpus, Jan 01, 2013
Photo of horshack7
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Very dark mahogany with a rocky two finger head that leaves behid sticky lacing.

Aroma: Dark fruits, plums, faint black licorice, twinges of cinnamon and sugar. Raisins, apple, figs with some molasses notes in the tail end.

Taste: Malty backbone, bready mouthfeel, figs, brown bread, licorice and molasses. A little bit of caramelized banana.

Notes: Malty all the way through a good example of an English Brown ale. Cheers.

horshack7, Dec 24, 2012
Photo of flyingpig
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Chestnut brown colour with a really good, thick looking and foamy head about a thumbs width tall that manages to stay consistent without any noticeable reduction in size.

Once settled there is a mix of coffee and roasted malts coming through.There is some sugar and a definite fruity finish with some caramel in there too.

More pronounced than the aroma to begin with, there is some light caramel and a nice earthy malt taste to kick things off with. This is all followed by some bitter malts, a fruity sweetness and a nice biscuit flavour with a hint of vanilla at the end.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation and a bittersweet mouthfeel and a slightly dry finish.

Starts off slow but gradually opens up and grows on you with the aroma becoming more noticeable and the taste was pretty good throughout. A very easy beer to drink and one that I'd have again.

flyingpig, Dec 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Sarunas7, Dec 01, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

beerdhabelly, Oct 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

bzach, Oct 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

beerpadawan, Aug 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

bumchilly25, Aug 13, 2012
Riggwelter Yorkshire Ale from Black Sheep Brewery PLC
87 out of 100 based on 298 ratings.