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

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3.38
pDev:
16.86%
 
 
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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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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into pint glass...

Appearance: Copper color with 2 finger head, decent lacing.

Smell: Malt and some grassy english hops.

Taste: Light malty sweetness with a mellow hop bitterness. I am not getting the off flavors that some others have suggested. The flavor profile is pleasing throughout.

Mouthfeel: Medium thickness, smooth finish.

Overall: I stayed away from this one for a while because of the negative reviews. I finally broke down and purchased it in a mixed six. I am glad I did.

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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Ahhh, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, entertains to this very day with classic lines like "Oh, but you can't expect to wield supreme executive power just because some watery tart threw a sword at you. If I went 'round sayin' I was Emperor, just because some moistened bint lobbed a scimitar at me, they'd put me away". Monty Python's Holy Grail Ale however seems like some sort of an odd product crossover, not that the Python boy's don't deserve a bit of extra merchandising on the side, still I don't grasp the relationship between 'ale' and their classic film. Perhaps if it was a Medieval style brewed in Camelot that would make more sense.

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a nonic pint.

A: Cloudy amber body with a chalk white 0.5cm head.

S: Floral hop aromas upfront, with a pine/herbal fragrance, caramel malt base and hint of sugar to be expected in the taste itself. Pretty standard EPA characters.

T: As expected; caramel malt upfront, pine/floral/herbal hops in the mid palate and follow through to finish with a slight bitterness and a light astringency. Reasonably balanced with the flavour, but pretty average overall and not as good as several other EPA's out there (Spitfire, Pride of Oxford, Bitter & Twisted).

M: Light carbonation, fairly slick bodied.

D: Final verdict: Meh. Needs more hops is my (not!) expert opinion. Otherwise easy drinking, and apparently "tempered over burning witches", which is always good.

Food match: Roasted killer rabbit... if you can catch one (tip: you'll need the holy hand grenade of Antioch). Also African Swallow carried coconuts go well with this beer for some reason.

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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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