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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
86
very good

293 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 293
Reviews: 241
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 10.16%
Wants: 14
Gots: 5 | 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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His_Royal_Hoppiness

United Kingdom (England)

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

07-18-2013 07:27:49 | More by His_Royal_Hoppiness
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

07-12-2013 01:47:39 | More by mrfrancis
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.2%

07-08-2013 05:30:40 | More by WOLFGANG
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KStark

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +4.2%

06-17-2013 14:04:26 | More by KStark
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

05-24-2013 00:08:34 | More by Slatetank
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kvnstfrd

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

05-23-2013 12:44:51 | More by kvnstfrd
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powdersoldier

Washington

4/5  rDev +4.2%

04-27-2013 17:46:24 | More by powdersoldier
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Pelicanrocks

United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

04-13-2013 19:55:23 | More by Pelicanrocks
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tonton

Hong Kong

4.3/5  rDev +12%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2013 08:53:07 | More by tonton
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BGsWo22

New York

2/5  rDev -47.9%

03-21-2013 00:22:07 | More by BGsWo22
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.56/5  rDev -7.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2013 06:40:13 | More by UCLABrewN84
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matjack85

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

01-31-2013 22:31:13 | More by matjack85
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harpus

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

01-01-2013 15:29:39 | More by harpus
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horshack7

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2012 02:46:19 | More by horshack7
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flyingpig

United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2012 09:18:48 | More by flyingpig
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Sarunas7

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

12-01-2012 05:36:43 | More by Sarunas7
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beerdhabelly

Nebraska

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

10-26-2012 04:03:15 | More by beerdhabelly
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bzach

Indiana

4/5  rDev +4.2%

10-16-2012 03:55:36 | More by bzach
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beerpadawan

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

08-27-2012 15:52:31 | More by beerpadawan
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bumchilly25

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +4.2%

08-13-2012 20:39:40 | More by bumchilly25
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leagr

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

08-09-2012 02:47:22 | More by leagr
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CwrwAmByth

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

08-07-2012 09:32:14 | More by CwrwAmByth
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ajs4bd

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

07-11-2012 02:29:46 | More by ajs4bd
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StJamesGate

New York

4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very fizzy pale chesnut with loose cola-like tan foam that webs. Flinty grain, raisin, Irish brown soda loaf crust and autumn leaf on the nose, with undertones of cocoa and ash - roasted malt in there? (Pale chocolate, as it turns out.)
Carob, dark toast, tea brack, plum jam, some tannins and demerara sugar, a roasty chocolaty hit then dried (and drying) orange rind (Goldings) hops end.
Kendal mint cake finish and savory melanoidin linger. Medium, some chew, dry finish, lively but goes syrupy as the bubbles fade.

Lots of dark notes without ever getting heavy and an uncommon interplay of roast, sweetness and hops. Startlingly drinkable. Definitely English Strong rather than Brown.

Unique and very tasty.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2012 20:15:10 | More by StJamesGate
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pin

Australia

4/5  rDev +4.2%

06-06-2012 02:43:27 | More by pin
Riggwelter Yorkshire Ale from Black Sheep Brewery PLC
86 out of 100 based on 293 ratings.