Monty Python's Holy Grail Ale | Black Sheep Brewery PLC

BA SCORE
77
okay
1,239 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good
Read the review
Monty Python's Holy Grail AleMonty Python's Holy Grail Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Black Sheep Brewery PLC
England, United Kingdom
blacksheepbrewery.com

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by stcules on 05-24-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,239
Reviews:
608
Avg:
3.38
pDev:
16.86%
 
 
Wants:
32
Gots:
139
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 1,239 |  Reviews: 608
Photo of FZR23
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of edificio5
4/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BorisNorris
3.77/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Amber in color, excellent clarity, foamy off-white head. Aroma is berry fruit, light bread crust. Flavor has a mild grainy sweetness in front that rounds out to an earthy, dark berry flavor and leaves you with a semi-dry, earthy/woodsy bitterness. Well carbonated with a medium, creamy body, but doesn't linger around. I didn't want to like this, but I kinda do.

 362 characters

Photo of Tbone2131
3.56/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RyanKininger
3.76/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mmmbeer89
3.79/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I had to try this one just because it's a monty python beer and it turns out it's a pretty damn good beer as well, must be because it's ''tempered over burning witches''.

 170 characters

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.45/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.44/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SkylerShores
3.16/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.13/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of DocWaters
3.19/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of warpedrevolution
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerTest
2.58/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Karibourgeois
3/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of anon
3.21/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of user785335
3.62/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pcbnumber1
3.11/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Look: Poured from bottle into pint glass. Poured a light cooper colour. Thin off white head that disappeared quickly.

Smell: Aroma of mild hops and some bready malts. Slight fruit hints, citrus.

Taste: Fruits up front, taste of lemon and orange. Caramel adds to sweetness. Some biscuit and floral notes behind. Slight bittering finish.

Feel: Smooth enough and dries on you. Typical of a premium bitter. Fairly light bodied and not a lot of carbonation.

Overall: Take away the gimmick and this is uneventful. Standard look, low key nose, decent enough sweet taste with an aftertaste bitterness but it just hasnt got any wow factor.

 635 characters

Photo of scootercrabb
3.23/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rulisekmartin
3.54/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of COR8RFAN
4.5/5  rDev +33.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JLK7299
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ordybill
3.81/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass at the World of Beer in Pooler, GA. The appearance is a golden amber with a large white head. The aroma is big on citrus and light on hops. The taste is mild hops with no aftertaste. An average beer.

 244 characters

Photo of archero
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of vinicole
3.36/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Clear, dark straw coloured ale. Thick frothy head.
Earthy and citrus hops. Some staleness.
Sweet tasting malt and hops.
Not much body. Light carbonation.
I don't get the joke.

 175 characters

Photo of xICooRsYIx
3.27/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Monty Python's Holy Grail Ale from Black Sheep Brewery PLC
3.38 out of 5 based on 1,239 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.

    Subscribe