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

BA SCORE
83
good
91 Ratings
Monty Python's Holy Grail Ale Black Knight's ReserveMonty Python's Holy Grail Ale Black Knight's Reserve
BEER INFO

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

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by rudzud on 05-18-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
91
Reviews:
30
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
15.85%
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
18
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 91 |  Reviews: 30
Photo of MikeyJ777
1/5  rDev -72.7%

Photo of DuffMan23
1.6/5  rDev -56.3%

Photo of mattboyer182
2.84/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - dark brown with a very thin tan head with absolutely no retention.

S - I honestly don't smell a whole lot. Just some grainy, biscuty malt.

T - tastes a lot like a generic brown ale. Just a real biscuty malt and light hop taste.

M - light to medium bodied with light carbonation.

O - english brown ale says it all to me. Light tasting ales with a dark roasted malt. It's ok.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
2.88/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a tumbler pint, the beer is a light, vibrant, ruby-brown coloring with a thin, off-white, filmy coating on the surface of the brew. Aromas of tangy butterscotch, toffee, and hazelnut, giving a cloying sweet blend on the nose. Flavors are sharp due to the light body and increased carbonation, making the initial mouthfull slightly abrasive. The palate is slightly roasted, with a mild nutty sweetness for the backbone, and not much else past that. The aftertaste is extremely short-lived, so it's hard to get a grasp on what is actually going on. Somewhat sweet, but again, not for long. The finish is a little effervescent and sharp from the carbonation levels, leaving a slightly unpleasant feeling in mouth. Not impressed.

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Photo of q33jeff
2.94/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

** 04/04/2015
BOTTLED AS "Black Sheep Monty Python’s Holy Grail Black Knight’s Reserve"
Appearance: dark copper color. Small white head. Aroma. Hat, barley. Taste. Smooth ale, some hops. Better than I would have thought. I’ll give it a 5 (3 sir), yes 3.
**

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Photo of spacebear09
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of Ry311
3.1/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.12/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a clear crimson-brown with a foamy bone head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, caramel, and char-like aromas. Taste is much the same with toast and char flavors on the finish. A metallic flavor emerges as the beer warms up. There is a mild amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an average beer that is fairly drinkable but a bit too metallic and one dimensional in the roast presence.

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Photo of DaveHS
3.2/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A-Pours caramel brown with an inch of dense, tight khaki head. Leaves an intricate web of sticky lace.

S-Caramel malt, soft tropical fruit sweetness, East Kent Goldings.

T/M-Medium bodied, but it gets thinner mid-palate. The finish is dry, with tannic, mouth coating hops. Considering how light they went on the body/malt profile, this is a little heavy on the hop dryness.Not very interesting.

O-Just okay.

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Photo of Jessicayoung
3.21/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.23/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Deep copper amber bodied call's itself a Dark Yorkshire Ale, this is a novelty beer this time featuring the Black Knight from Monty Python's Search for the Holy Grail. Head sticks around in my 1/2 liter mug floating above the edge of the glass forming a dimpled doughnut clouded tan foam appearance, lacing is even and intricately spread. Aroma has a touch of earthiness with mild tea leaf qualities, a touch of dark fruit with a roasted toasty nut character. Flavor wise it's got bitter herbal leaves and earthy dirt qualities with a mild roasted nut and even fruity malt character. Mineral water like feel to it, really doesn't wow me a pretty boring English roasted malt brown ale. In line with everything made by the Black Sheep brewery. Mouthfeel has a dry bitter finish from the East Kent Goldings, and a malt/hop profile that clashes a good bit with each sip, medium bodied with a harsh finish. I would pass but it was worth a shot considering how much I love the movie.

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Photo of enelson
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of csparace
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of khargro2
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of Kelp
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of GarbageMan10
3.3/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Latarnik
3.33/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of anthony-martinez
3.4/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of gonzo000
3.41/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of PorterLambic
3.47/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear red with brown throughout. Small, short-lived head drops to a faint ring. No lace.
Smell is weakish with a weird vinegary note to accompany the witch-tempered malts, caramel, light smoke and molasses.
Taste is the same with much less of the vinegar note and more smoke, molasses and roasted-over-witches malts. Better balance for certain.
Not bitter but a tanginess is present. Medium bodied at best with a noticeable carbonation. Smoke lingers with the roast from the malt, fading gently. A decent brew but not worth a concerted effort to locate.

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Photo of ImperatorScab
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of djwhit24
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of bigred89
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zeff80
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out a clear, cola brown color with a one-finger, tan head of foam. The head slowly receded to leave touches of lace.

S - It smelled nutty and malty with a grassy nose.

T - Nice nutty flavor with a sweet caramel backbone. It had a lightly spiced hop bite.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light to medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - This is a nice English Brown Ale.

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Photo of JHendu
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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Monty Python's Holy Grail Ale Black Knight's Reserve from Black Sheep Brewery PLC
3.66 out of 5 based on 91 ratings.
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