Monday, 16 May 2016

Yorkshire Craft Beer Review: Holy Grail from Black Sheep Brewery

Welcome to the Camelot. I am even-star and this is The Beer in Review. Today's Yorkshire craft beer review is for Holy Grail from Black Sheep Brewery.

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Holy Grail was a clear yellow bitter. Rather neutral flavour, fresh mild hops, melon and citrus, parsley. Smooth.

Well if you don't know who Monty Python were or why this is funny you are likely of a certain age and not British. Or Canadian. That sword cuts both ways.

As does referencing something so ingrained in the popular culture. I was disappointed in this beer because of my expectations and associations with the hilarity of Monty Python and The Holy Grail film.

If you are going to do this, then it needs to be relevant. For example, the beer could boast of an elderberry flavour or colour. But it doesn't. It doesn't really play into any other references from the film that I can remember.

As such, a perfectly adequate beer was worse than it would have been simply because it was offered to me with a set of expectations and history that it did not deliver on. In comparison to the Knights of Ne! or "I'll bite your legs off!" it was bland, unremarkable, and not even slightly amusing.

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