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

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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
85
very good

63 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 63
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 15.16%
Wants: 13
Gots: 4 | 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: rudzud on 05-18-2011)
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Reviews by Offa:
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Offa

California

4.03/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is very good, a fuller and more characterful ale than the regular Holy Grail, which is itself good (at least the version actually brewed in England; I had one brewed under contract apparently that was bland and simple).

Dark brown, a bit reddish, it has a big tan head slowly shrinking to puffy, rocky head, a little lace.

Aroma is dark toasted barley, caramelised toast, hints of wood and tea and nutshells, some winy prune. It's not super complex, but it's well-rounded, full bodied and very nice.

Taste is winy dark fruit and wood, strong toast, some tea, subtle but firm bitterness and light sweetness, very balanced and well-integrated, with a very English character overall, and very enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2012 00:08:27 | More by Offa
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Mpenders

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

07-14-2014 15:14:50 | More by Mpenders
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mspencerpc

Florida

5/5  rDev +33%

06-26-2014 23:54:49 | More by mspencerpc
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JHendu

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

06-24-2014 00:58:11 | More by JHendu
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Ozzylizard

Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

$ 5.99/16.9 oz at Oppermann’s cork ‘N’ Ale
Bottle marked L13 21:39 at 50 degrees into imperial pint
Aroma of earth
Head average (4 cm), off white, creamy to fizzy, fairly rapidly diminishing to 2 mm partial layer
Lacing OK, scattered islands and partialring of small bubbles
Body chestnut, clear
Flavor begins with the earthy taste of the Maris Otter malts and the roastyness of burning witches, with a dry finish. No alcohol, no hops, no diacetyl.
Palate medium, watery, lively carbonation

An excellent ale, a good place to start if you’re new to Brit ales.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2014 22:10:41 | More by Ozzylizard
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rorjets

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

04-13-2014 22:17:27 | More by rorjets
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

04-03-2014 00:01:01 | More by Knapp85
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ImperatorScab

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

03-15-2014 19:45:27 | More by ImperatorScab
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WGO

United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev +6.4%

01-25-2014 18:39:56 | More by WGO
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Belittle

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

01-10-2014 19:01:31 | More by Belittle
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redleg64

Michigan

4/5  rDev +6.4%

01-06-2014 17:37:48 | More by redleg64
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csparace

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

12-26-2013 22:56:22 | More by csparace
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Stalgondo

Georgia

4/5  rDev +6.4%

12-13-2013 03:37:54 | More by Stalgondo
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RochefortChris

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +33%

12-04-2013 03:56:10 | More by RochefortChris
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BTFU

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

10-17-2013 23:36:17 | More by BTFU
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ZEB89

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

09-27-2013 00:54:42 | More by enelson
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Dennis_Hamel

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

09-18-2013 01:18:29 | More by Dennis_Hamel
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tjsmith910

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +13%

09-08-2013 15:32:49 | More by tjsmith910
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Gaffattack

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +13%

09-07-2013 22:39:40 | More by Gaffattack
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rbmjr1

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +13%

08-25-2013 09:45:19 | More by rbmjr1
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PorterLambic

Florida

3.48/5  rDev -7.4%
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

07-28-2013 17:25:29 | More by PorterLambic
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Andrew526

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

07-24-2013 12:12:53 | More by Andrew526
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OtherShoe2

Massachusetts

3.56/5  rDev -5.3%
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

07-14-2013 18:18:45 | More by OtherShoe2
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kazam55

Iowa

4/5  rDev +6.4%

06-30-2013 23:47:07 | More by kazam55
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Monty Python's Holy Grail Ale Black Knight's Reserve from Black Sheep Brewery PLC
85 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.