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

Monty Python's Holy Grail AleMonty Python's Holy Grail Ale
1,248 Ratings
Monty Python's Holy Grail AleMonty Python's Holy Grail Ale

Brewed by:
Black Sheep Brewery PLC
England, United Kingdom

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

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2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +13%

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3.75/5  rDev +13%

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3.01/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Aroma - winy with tones of rose water suggesting an estery aroma (8/12)
App - beautiful, clear golden with white laced head. (3/3)
Flav - nutty, bready taste but not very strong in any direction (10/20)
MF - smooth and low on carbonation. A very clean taste overall. (3/5)
Overall - solid but not really very distinctive or complex (6/10)

Total 30/50

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1.25/5  rDev -62.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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3/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Monty Python's Holy Grail Ale poured a darker golden color, with not much head. The aroma was weak, and had hints of floral notes. The taste was had a profound malty backbone, with hints of a floral hoppy flavor. Easy to drink, and a little lite in flavor. Overall this is a solid average beer, has a stronger malt flavor then other pale ales; enjoyable but nothing spectacular.

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2.84/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle given to me from my sister-in-law that I think she got at Cost Plus World Market. No expiration date on the bottle, but this was a 12 oz. version brewed by "Black Sheep Brewery" in Rochester, NY...obviously contracted out (someone said Genesee). Also, the URL on the bottle, "," listed several European brands that they imported.

A=A weird lighter brownish copper color...looks watered down. Foam head was pleasant in color, but did not last very long.

S=Nice aroma of pretzels and baked bread.

T=Very faint, reminiscent of a session beer. A tang is present...sort of reminds me of sourdough pretzels. I'm not familiar with the style, but this is less robust than I anticipated.

M=Very light body...close to water. Similar to an American light beer.

O=Not what I expected, but somewhat enjoyable. This would be worth trying again with a meal ...I could see this being consumed in quantities before a football game while grilling out.

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2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.41/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 Oz bottle poured into a pint glass

A- Pours clear gold with a two finger white head. Pretty classic looking.

S- Pilsner malts, light grains, wheat. Smells like a lager.

T- A good pilsner malt flavor. A light oat flavor, some wheat. There's a slight lemon grass. Some floral hops. Fairly plain tasting.

M- Really smooth. Quite drinkable. High carbonation. Body is light but compliments the ABV.

O- No complaints here. This obviously isn't one to seek out but its a better alternative then adjunct lagers.

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3.75/5  rDev +13%

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3/5  rDev -9.6%

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3/5  rDev -9.6%

Monty Python's Holy Grail Ale from Black Sheep Brewery PLC
Beer rating: 3.32 out of 5 with 1,248 ratings
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