Riggwelter Yorkshire Ale | Black Sheep Brewery PLC

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Riggwelter Yorkshire AleRiggwelter Yorkshire Ale

Brewed by:
Black Sheep Brewery PLC
England, United Kingdom

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-31-2002

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Ratings: 327 |  Reviews: 250
Photo of dcmchew
3.42/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of soju6
3.66/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a deep amber color with a good frothy tan head that fades slowly to nice lacing.

S: Aroma of roasted malt, some chocolate, bit of coffee and malt sweetness.

T: taste follows with roasted malt, dark chocolate, with some caramel sweetness, bit of coffee and nut. Nice bitterness and a dry finish.

F: A very medium body, clean, smooth and creamy. Nicely balanced.

O: Enjoyable beer to relax with.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of tonton
4.28/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Label and bottle design average for an English ale. Big black lettering not appealing.

A very nice dark red caramel color with a slight off-white head that dissipates quickly.

Smells like a typical dark ale, dark caramel malts and English hops.

The taste adds something. It's nether chocolate nor coffee not sweet caramel, just can't put my finger on it... but I like it. A very distinctive flavor that makes this a very good beer. Perhaps it's simply a darker, more carbonic caramel than usual.

Finish lingers with that nice flavor.

I really enjoyed this one, and the import price is well reasonable.

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2/5  rDev -47.9%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear dark copper brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a thin cap on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, caramel, oatmeal cookie dough, and a spiced rum alcohol aroma. Taste is much the same with a toasted bread flavor on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is fairly tasty but I think this one has a slightly better smell going on.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of horshack7
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Very dark mahogany with a rocky two finger head that leaves behid sticky lacing.

Aroma: Dark fruits, plums, faint black licorice, twinges of cinnamon and sugar. Raisins, apple, figs with some molasses notes in the tail end.

Taste: Malty backbone, bready mouthfeel, figs, brown bread, licorice and molasses. A little bit of caramelized banana.

Notes: Malty all the way through a good example of an English Brown ale. Cheers.

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Photo of flyingpig
3.89/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Chestnut brown colour with a really good, thick looking and foamy head about a thumbs width tall that manages to stay consistent without any noticeable reduction in size.

Once settled there is a mix of coffee and roasted malts coming through.There is some sugar and a definite fruity finish with some caramel in there too.

More pronounced than the aroma to begin with, there is some light caramel and a nice earthy malt taste to kick things off with. This is all followed by some bitter malts, a fruity sweetness and a nice biscuit flavour with a hint of vanilla at the end.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation and a bittersweet mouthfeel and a slightly dry finish.

Starts off slow but gradually opens up and grows on you with the aroma becoming more noticeable and the taste was pretty good throughout. A very easy beer to drink and one that I'd have again.

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Riggwelter Yorkshire Ale from Black Sheep Brewery PLC
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 327 ratings