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Black Sheep Ale (Special) - Black Sheep Brewery PLC

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Black Sheep Ale (Special)Black Sheep Ale (Special)

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BA SCORE
84
good

474 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 474
Reviews: 338
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 13.21%
Wants: 13
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Black Sheep Brewery PLC visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  4.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: purplehops on 07-13-2002)
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Murrhey

Montana

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 1pt .9oz bottle into a pint glass. Reviewed live.

A- Two finger off-white head. Fluffy and thick, middling retention. Clingy lacing. Cloudy auburn color, low clarity.

S- Pears, apples, light English hops and sweet malts. Very light and fruity smell. Smells like an autumn festival.

T- Tastes very different from the smell. The sweetness largely subsides. Apples and pears are still there with the caramel, but the presiding smell and taste is a biscuity, golden hop flavor. Quite an odd beer.

M- Light bodied, thick carbonation and relatively wet finish.

O- Odd beer with a nice appearance.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2012 01:30:39 | More by Murrhey
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The aroma is incredibly sweet with caramel and toffee malts galore and little to no hop bitterness. It also smells like a spent cigarette!

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The taste is super caramel sweet with next to no bitterness. Easy to pound down in a pub. This is one of those beers that I would have drunk a lot of regularly 1+ years ago but my palate has changed. Still, a good beer to drink in a UK pub. Worth a higher rating.

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A - a shade more brown than amber, pours a 2cm thick frothy head than lingers a while. Nice

S - Very faint malty caramel. If I breathe in deep I can detect a very very slight florally hop aroma.

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Black Sheep Ale (Special) from Black Sheep Brewery PLC
84 out of 100 based on 474 ratings.