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Black Sheep Brewery – Monty Python’s Holy Grail

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From the website:

With more hops than a killer rabbit, it’s a full-flavoured golden ale with a distinctively fruity flavour followed by the Black Sheep signature dry finish.

Look

Josh:  It has a great head.

Vince:  Great color.

Smell

Josh:  It smells nice.

Vince:  It smells really clean.

Alec:  Yeah, it just smells like….beer.

Taste

Alec:  It’s good, but…

Vince:  Good.

Alec:  It’s good but I don’t have anything else to say.

Evan:  There’s nothing that stands out.

Vince:  It’s a little too much on the sweet side for me.

Josh:  Tastes caramelly.  What is it supposed to taste like: “Tempered over burning witches.”

Evan:  Oh yeah, I can definitely taste the witch.

Josh:  They’re just trying to sell you merchandise on the box.

Alec:  Well, that’s really all it is, merchandise beer.  Not much to say about it.

Josh:  It’s not bad.

Vince:  This isn’t…very good.

Evan:  It’s not bad, it’s just not very good.

Drinkability

Vince:  It’s a little on the heavy side, and a little on the sweet side.

Alec:  You wouldn’t drink too many of these.

Evan:  It’s getting worse as you drink it.  I don’t know where that aftertaste came from.

Vince:  It’s got that tart apple taste.

Josh:  If you say cider I’m going to kill you.

Vince:  Not like a cider, like a sour apple.

Josh:  I really don’t like this beer.

Evan:  I know.

Vince:  I tried to chug it so I could just get through it.

Alec:  So we’re going to say not very drinkable.

Evan:  I would never order it.

Alec:  I wouldn’t be upset if I drank this at a bar, but I wouldn’t order it.

Vince:  You know what it kind of tastes like?  What’s that one beer, the monk beer?

Alec/Josh:  The chimay?

Vince:  Yeah, it tastes like that, if it was left out for a little while.

Evan:  It could be worse.

Josh:  It’s like lead.

Final Thoughts

Vince:  An underwhelming beer.  The name doesn’t do it justice; I was expecting it to be pretty amazing.

Evan:  It’s like every other Monty Python movie.

Alec:  It’s like every Monty Python movie?

Evan:  No just every other one.

Vince:  It’s heavy, it’s too sweet.  Great color though!  It’s got a great smell.

Josh:  Yeeaaaach!

Evan:  It starts off so well, then you drink it.

Josh:  It had a great head, it smelled nice.

Vince:  It smelled clean.  It didn’t have any sour notes to it.