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

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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:
1,244
Reviews:
607
Avg:
3.38
pDev:
16.86%
 
 
Wants:
32
Gots:
140
For Trade:
0
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Photo of TravisMason
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zylod
3.31/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Wizzle32
3.43/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
3.46/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of sgttibbs
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AGoodStout
3.83/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jcarriglio
3.6/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cleve1212
4/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of prost2hefeweizen
3.06/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

L - dark golden body, white head dissipates quickly
S - caramel fruity
T - caramel yeast. Odd after taste I can't put my finger on
F - slightly carbonated
O - ok beer, won't be getting another

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

Photo of zaraspook
3.18/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cgrunin
3.66/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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

Orange Amber pour with a thinning quickly fading head. Smells malty with some grassy hop. Taste is grassy, lightly citric-sour, crackers and malt. Light body with a crisp carb. Finish is clean. Lingering sour hop. Overall is okay, enjoy the clean finish but the flavors aren't my favorite.

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

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

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

Photo of lucky_rodent
3.74/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Calamanco
2.75/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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

I love the reference to my favorite comedy troupe and in English fashion this seems to emulate an English Pale Ale pretty well. Low on hop flavor it drinks with a significant barley and grainy maltiness. Very light and easy to drink it may be a bit on the carbonated side.

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Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.49/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Bready, Buttery, Smooth, Pedestrian

More gimmick than beer? Maybe, but it does have all of the trademark flavors: leafy tobacco-like hops, faint buttery, yeasty tones, bready malt, ripe fruit, etc. A well put together beer, but there doesn’t really seem to be any “wow” factor here—nothing pops or jumps out at us. Worth a go even for novelty’s sake though.

STYLE: English Pale Ale | ABV: 4.7% | AVAILABILITY: Year-round

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine issue #99 (APR 2015)

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Photo of papat444
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Flashback #406

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Photo of HamdenHector
3.39/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: crystal clear; less than a 1 finger off white head that receded quickly to a thin collar; no lacing;

S: diacetyl was very noticeable; tough to get anything else;

T: very nice malt profile; mild bitterness on the finish;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; very dry finish;

O: had low expectations after the aroma, but the flavor won me back; no complexity, but still it was enjoyable;

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Monty Python's Holy Grail Ale from Black Sheep Brewery PLC
3.38 out of 5 based on 1,244 ratings.
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