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Black Sheep Black Sheep Ale, Masham (500ml)

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Country: United Kingdom
Region: England
Sub-Region: Masham
Grape Varietal: English Pale Ale
Review Score: 92BA
Alcohol By Volume: 4.4%

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Lightly buttery and fruity, faint esters and some earthy herbal hop makeup the aroma.&nbsp;Lightly smooth with a slim carbonation. Juicy and bursting palate of malt hops and yeasty by-products. Juicy fruit with some cracker-like maltiness, fruitiness is more of faint apple and pear. Hops are through with a sufficient bitterness and arousing flavour. Some mild ester and buttery diacetyl within the nuttiness of the yeast adds much complexity. The diacetyl almost doubles in the finish as the hops come back with a leafy finish add to the flavourful after taste. I am quite pleased with this brew, flavours and aromas bouncing all over with an impressive head. All of this is the big picture for what an English ale is supposed to be.

92 points, BeerAdvocate (Aug 2002)