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

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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:
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Added by rudzud on 05-18-2011

BEER STATS
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
91
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
15.85%
 
 
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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 hosehead83
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a small "bomber" or half-liter bottle into a standard pint glass.
Clear amber in color, with a huge head of off-white foam.
Aroma-Faint chocolate malt
Taste-Toasted malt, milk chocolate, faintly nutty. Rather dry finish. A bit thin-bodied but flavorfull.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.58/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Walter Payton shaker pint glass.

*Insert requisite Holy Grail quote here* Yeah, I got a little lazy...sue me. It pours a clear sunset ruby-russet topped by a finger of dirty cream foam. The nose comprises light toffee, grass, dark greens, and light cocoa. The taste brings in more of the same, along with some minerals, a touch more toffee, and a bit of balsa. There's that hint of Burton-ness creeping up from the bottom, but it never really asserts itself enough to matter much. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a lightly creamy feel. Overall, a nice brew, one that I would liken to an English take on the schwarzbier. Nothing too amazing, but easy to drink while quoting classic comedies...

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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 rudzud
3.79/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up at Julio's on a whim. I've had the regular Holy Grail but had never seen this before.

A - Poured into my Duvel tulip a mahogany brown with a slight reddish hue. Atop, was a creamy two finger head that withdrew at a slow rate leaving nice sticky side lacing.

S - Rather average brown ale here. Roasty, sweet, nutty malts.

T - Really solid sweet, roasty malt flavours. Quite well balanced and smooth/milky tasting.

M - Lightly carbonated results in an almost silky smooth, medium bodied brown ale.

O - Surprisingly good. While its nothing jaw dropping, I was expecting something cookie-cutter from Black Sheep. While I'm not sure if this is a relabeling I am sure of one thing. This is a all around good english brown ale.

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