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Black Sheep Special Ale (previously Ale)

PubAddressLast Visit Seen
The CapitolForest Hill, Greater London14 Jun 2022
The Richard OastlerBrighouse, West Yorkshire21 Jan 2019
The Borough ArmsCrewe, Cheshire21 Jul 2018
The New InnCanterbury, Kent07 Jun 2017
Kings HeadShadoxhurst, Kent19 May 2016
Black Sheep Brewery Visitor CentreMasham, North Yorkshire24 Sep 2015
The MayflowerRotherhithe, Greater London02 Sep 2015
The Curzon ArmsWoodhouse Eaves, Leicestershire05 Dec 2014
Mitre InnKnaresborough, North Yorkshire10 Sep 2014
The Old BellHarrogate, North Yorkshire10 Sep 2014
Sir Robert PeelLeicester, Leicestershire15 Dec 2013
Horse & GroomHatfield, Hertfordshire07 Nov 2013
The SwanMaidstone, Kent14 Sep 2013
The Sun InnSt Nicholas-at-Wade, Kent11 Aug 2013
The Ale HouseChelmsford, Essex27 Sep 2012
Brigantes Bar & BrasserieYork, North Yorkshire15 Aug 2012
Welby ArmsAllington, Lincolnshire14 Mar 2012
The Tithe (formerly Tithe Bar and Brasserie)Northallerton, North Yorkshire05 Oct 2011
Vane ArmsLong Newton, Durham19 Jul 2011
The KeysYarm, North Yorkshire30 Jun 2011
The Victoria (formerly Tap and Spile)North Shields, Tyne and Wear09 Oct 2010
The Shepherds RestWesthill, Aberdeenshire26 Sep 2009
Jolly SailorHemington, Leicestershire30 Aug 2009
The DuckPett Bottom, Kent29 Aug 2009
Behind the WallFalkirk, Falkirk07 Aug 2009
The Olde Ship HotelSeahouses, Northumberland04 Jul 2009
The Black SwanMiddleham, North Yorkshire28 Aug 2008
The Bolton ArmsLeyburn, North Yorkshire27 Aug 2008
The Cover Bridge InnEast Witton, North Yorkshire27 Aug 2008
The HarpCharing Cross, Central London23 Feb 2008
The Head of SteamNewcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear29 Oct 2007
The Queen's HotelWeymouth, Dorset03 Jun 2007
The Sportsmans InnCowgill, Dent, Cumbria30 May 2006
The FountainSeabrook, Kent15 Jul 2005

Tasting Summary

These comments are the opinion of the individual reviewer and represent what they thought of the beer on a particular day in a particular pub. If a review is less favourable, it may be because the beer suffered somewhere in the supply chain between them and the brewery.

The Capitol, Forest Hill, Greater London

Philip PirripNot Tried14 Jun 2022

The Richard Oastler, Brighouse, West Yorkshire

Stephen HarrisNot Tried21 Jan 2019

The Borough Arms, Crewe, Cheshire

Magnus GreelNot Tried21 Jul 2018

The New Inn, Canterbury, Kent

Jack WilliamNot Tried07 Jun 2017

Kings Head, Shadoxhurst, Kent

ChrisEExcellent19 May 2016 A fresh cask on tonight and outselling everything. A good tangy best bitter, delicious.

Black Sheep Brewery Visitor Centre, Masham, North Yorkshire

ChrisENot Tried24 Sep 2015

The Mayflower, Rotherhithe, Greater London

Philip PirripNot Tried02 Sep 2015 Ran out

The Curzon Arms, Woodhouse Eaves, Leicestershire

StuNot Tried05 Dec 2014

Mitre Inn, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire

HSBNot Tried10 Sep 2014

The Old Bell, Harrogate, North Yorkshire

HSBNot Tried10 Sep 2014

Sir Robert Peel, Leicester, Leicestershire

StuNot Tried15 Dec 2013

Horse & Groom, Hatfield, Hertfordshire

HSBNot Tried07 Nov 2013

The Swan, Maidstone, Kent

AlenomoreNot Tried14 Sep 2013
AlenomoreNot Tried13 Sep 2013

The Sun Inn, St Nicholas-at-Wade, Kent

John BExcellent11 Aug 2013

The Ale House, Chelmsford, Essex

Philip PirripNot Tried27 Sep 2012
Philip PirripNot Tried05 Jul 2012

Brigantes Bar & Brasserie, York, North Yorkshire

Philip PirripNot Tried15 Aug 2012
Philip PirripNot Tried26 Apr 2012

Welby Arms, Allington, Lincolnshire

WittendenNot Tried14 Mar 2012
WittendenNot Tried09 Oct 2011

The Tithe (formerly Tithe Bar and Brasserie), Northallerton, North Yorkshire

davidg83Not Tried05 Oct 2011

Vane Arms, Long Newton, Durham

davidg83Not Tried19 Jul 2011

The Keys, Yarm, North Yorkshire

davidg83Not Tried30 Jun 2011

The Victoria (formerly Tap and Spile), North Shields, Tyne and Wear

Flying.geordieGood09 Oct 2010

The Shepherds Rest, Westhill, Aberdeenshire

McGargleNot Tried26 Sep 2009 "Coming soon" you could look forward to Pedigree, Old Speckled Hen and other undemanding national blands.
McGargleAcceptable26 Aug 2009 Not quite at its 'best before' but nearly. Totally unbalanced.

Jolly Sailor, Hemington, Leicestershire

StuGood30 Aug 2009 Copper coloured,with a sweet raisin fruit/floral taste.

The Duck, Pett Bottom, Kent

AndrewNot Tried29 Aug 2009

Behind the Wall, Falkirk, Falkirk

CharlesAcceptable07 Aug 2009
CharlesGood24 Mar 2006 Tastes different to before - I'm getting a bitterness in it. OK but one pint enough.

The Olde Ship Hotel, Seahouses, Northumberland

StuNot Tried04 Jul 2009

The Black Swan, Middleham, North Yorkshire

AdrianExceptional28 Aug 2008 Consistently very good throughout week. Last two pints were superb, with a good creamy head. Highly glugabble.

The Bolton Arms, Leyburn, North Yorkshire

AdrianGood27 Aug 2008

The Cover Bridge Inn, East Witton, North Yorkshire

AdrianExcellent27 Aug 2008

The Harp, Charing Cross, Central London

BlairNot Tried23 Feb 2008 Wrong beer, it was the bitter I had.

The Head of Steam, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear

IanNot Tried29 Oct 2007

The Queen's Hotel, Weymouth, Dorset

DavidUndrinkable03 Jun 2007 One word for this, vinegar! I managed about 3 sips before leaving it on the bar and walking out. This pub is in the Good Beer Guide, how did that happen?

The Sportsmans Inn, Cowgill, Dent, Cumbria

BrianExcellent30 May 2006 Best pint so far on our trip up north. Reasonable head which didn't over power the taste. Excellent bite and full hop finish.

The Fountain, Seabrook, Kent

IanGood15 Jul 2005 Copper coloured with cream coloured head. Resiny hops and good biscuity malt leads to a very bitter hop finish. Very nice indeed, could have had a couple of these

Black Sheep Special Ale (previously Ale)

4.40% ABV.

We have tried this beer 13 times.

We have given this beer an average score of Good to Excellent.

Other Black Sheep beers.