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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
84
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75 Ratings
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Ratings: 75
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 16.22%
Wants: 16
Gots: 8 | 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:
Beer added by: rudzud on 05-18-2011

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Photo of MikeyJ777
1/5  rDev -73%

Photo of DuffMan23
1.6/5  rDev -56.8%

Photo of mattboyer182
2.84/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - dark brown with a very thin tan head with absolutely no retention.

S - I honestly don't smell a whole lot. Just some grainy, biscuty malt.

T - tastes a lot like a generic brown ale. Just a real biscuty malt and light hop taste.

M - light to medium bodied with light carbonation.

O - english brown ale says it all to me. Light tasting ales with a dark roasted malt. It's ok.

Photo of GarthDanielson
2.88/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a tumbler pint, the beer is a light, vibrant, ruby-brown coloring with a thin, off-white, filmy coating on the surface of the brew. Aromas of tangy butterscotch, toffee, and hazelnut, giving a cloying sweet blend on the nose. Flavors are sharp due to the light body and increased carbonation, making the initial mouthfull slightly abrasive. The palate is slightly roasted, with a mild nutty sweetness for the backbone, and not much else past that. The aftertaste is extremely short-lived, so it's hard to get a grasp on what is actually going on. Somewhat sweet, but again, not for long. The finish is a little effervescent and sharp from the carbonation levels, leaving a slightly unpleasant feeling in mouth. Not impressed.

Photo of spacebear09
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of Ry311
3.1/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.12/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a clear crimson-brown with a foamy bone head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, caramel, and char-like aromas. Taste is much the same with toast and char flavors on the finish. A metallic flavor emerges as the beer warms up. There is a mild amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an average beer that is fairly drinkable but a bit too metallic and one dimensional in the roast presence.

Photo of DaveHS
3.2/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A-Pours caramel brown with an inch of dense, tight khaki head. Leaves an intricate web of sticky lace.

S-Caramel malt, soft tropical fruit sweetness, East Kent Goldings.

T/M-Medium bodied, but it gets thinner mid-palate. The finish is dry, with tannic, mouth coating hops. Considering how light they went on the body/malt profile, this is a little heavy on the hop dryness.Not very interesting.

O-Just okay.

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.23/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Deep copper amber bodied call's itself a Dark Yorkshire Ale, this is a novelty beer this time featuring the Black Knight from Monty Python's Search for the Holy Grail. Head sticks around in my 1/2 liter mug floating above the edge of the glass forming a dimpled doughnut clouded tan foam appearance, lacing is even and intricately spread. Aroma has a touch of earthiness with mild tea leaf qualities, a touch of dark fruit with a roasted toasty nut character. Flavor wise it's got bitter herbal leaves and earthy dirt qualities with a mild roasted nut and even fruity malt character. Mineral water like feel to it, really doesn't wow me a pretty boring English roasted malt brown ale. In line with everything made by the Black Sheep brewery. Mouthfeel has a dry bitter finish from the East Kent Goldings, and a malt/hop profile that clashes a good bit with each sip, medium bodied with a harsh finish. I would pass but it was worth a shot considering how much I love the movie.

Photo of enelson
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of csparace
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of khargro2
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of Kelp
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of anthony-martinez
3.4/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of gonzo000
3.41/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of PorterLambic
3.47/5  rDev -6.2%
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.

Photo of ImperatorScab
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of djwhit24
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of zeff80
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out a clear, cola brown color with a one-finger, tan head of foam. The head slowly receded to leave touches of lace.

S - It smelled nutty and malty with a grassy nose.

T - Nice nutty flavor with a sweet caramel backbone. It had a lightly spiced hop bite.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light to medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - This is a nice English Brown Ale.

Photo of JHendu
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Belittle
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Andrew526
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of ZEB89
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of hosehead83
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a small "bomber" or half-liter bottle into a standard pint glass.
Clear amber in color, with a huge head of off-white foam.
Aroma-Faint chocolate malt
Taste-Toasted malt, milk chocolate, faintly nutty. Rather dry finish. A bit thin-bodied but flavorfull.

Photo of chasmandocharles
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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Monty Python's Holy Grail Ale Black Knight's Reserve from Black Sheep Brewery PLC
84 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.