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Monty Python's Holy Grail Ale Black Knight's Reserve - Black Sheep Brewery PLC

Monty Python's Holy Grail Ale Black Knight's ReserveMonty Python's Holy Grail Ale Black Knight's Reserve

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BA SCORE
84
good

59 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 15.01%


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: rudzud on 05-18-2011)
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Reviews by Brenden:
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Brenden

Ohio

4.13/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one starts off as a beauty and maintains it, for the most part. The head, a light tannish color, is a thick, creamy, pillowy crown sitting over two fingers high on the medium-brown, red-hued brew. It maintains itself pretty well, eventually falling to a foam. Thick, creamy lacing is left at the top of the glass, followed by some lighter patching the rest of the way down.
The smell is potent, pouring out of the bottle as it's opened. This beer varies from boring, run-of-the-mill varieties, and is the most interesting English brown I can remember. What I find most distinguishing is a strong raisin/date/fig aspect coming alongside an otherwise nutty and earthy malt backbone and with a touch more earthiness and a little grassiness. It's even got a bit of a woody aspect and some smokiness from the roasting that's very light and complements the overall character well. The aroma, while strong, doesn't give as much variance as the flavor, where more of the complexities play out.
The body is a sturdy medium with plenty of depth and texture to it. A nipping crispness remains constant alongside a bit of creaminess that remains likewise constant.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2013 20:42:31 | More by Brenden
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Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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5/5  rDev +34%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

10-09-2013 19:39:46 | More by ZEB89
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Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

09-27-2013 00:54:42 | More by enelson
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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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PorterLambic

Florida

3.48/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear red with brown throughout. Small, short-lived head drops to a faint ring. No lace.
Smell is weakish with a weird vinegary note to accompany the witch-tempered malts, caramel, light smoke and molasses.
Taste is the same with much less of the vinegar note and more smoke, molasses and roasted-over-witches malts. Better balance for certain.
Not bitter but a tanginess is present. Medium bodied at best with a noticeable carbonation. Smoke lingers with the roast from the malt, fading gently. A decent brew but not worth a concerted effort to locate.

Serving type: bottle

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Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

07-24-2013 12:12:53 | More by Andrew526
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Massachusetts

3.56/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours reddish brown with a decent off-white head. No lace.

Some rich malt and dark fruit in the nose.

Fruit, wood, malt, some dark cherry, dates, brown bread, and a little bread crust bitterness.

Medium bodied with decent carbonation.

Ok brew. Some flaws, but pretty drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

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3.11/5  rDev -16.6%
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Serving type: bottle

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Monty Python's Holy Grail Ale Black Knight's Reserve from Black Sheep Brewery PLC
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