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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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ablaze

Alberta (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500ml bottle with minimal head. Lacing is nice and clings, and the beer itself is a murky bronze.

Sweet and fruity with mostly malt and faint hops in the scent.

Down tempo malt with some nice blackberries and soft hops lurking on the side. Light rye bread with jam. Mellow with a delicious mild bitterness. A bit tart in the mouth with the carbonation, which feels nice and refreshing.

Pretty satisfying beer. Perfect for relaxing with a couple of friends into the early morning. A nice hearty ale that would be lots of fun on tap. I've only seen these in singles, which makes me lean towards saving them for Sunday roast beef dinners.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2007 02:50:19 | More by ablaze
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3.69/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From the 25 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on June 24, 2014.

The pour is a handsome looking medium amber bronze color with a big, silky off-white head.

The aroma is incredibly sweet with caramel and toffee malts galore and little to no hop bitterness. It also smells like a spent cigarette!

The body is creamy and probably in the medium range.

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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Somehow keep missing the black sheep ale, maybe its the low key labeling on the bottle. Finally, it has been bought.

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.

T - One word - malt! low sweetness, medium bitterness, nutty with a strong yeasty aftertaste (very much like marmite or vegemite).

M - Low carbonation, moderate body with a slightly oily texture and metallic finish.

O - I really didn't enjoy the malty vegemite like flavours, maybe because I eat so much vegemite and marmite normally. The mouthfeel was also a bit inconsistent. I wish I left this beer on the shelf for a while longer...

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