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Riggwelter Beer

English Strong Ale | 5.7%

World Beer Awards - England Award Winning Riggwelter Beer
International Beer Challenge Award - Silver Award 2019
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Bottle 500ml

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Our Riggwelter Beer is the third beer we ever created at Black Sheep Brewery. It’s a strong, dark, Yorkshire beer with a wonderfully complex palate: hints of coffee, banana and liquorice, combined with a classic dry Goldings hop finish.

Riggwelter takes its name from a local farming term in the Yorkshire Dales. The word has Norse roots, with “rygg”” meaning back and “velte” meaning to overturn. A sheep is said to be rigged or “riggwelted” when it has rolled onto its back and is unable to get back up without assistance.

At 5.7%, you might be able to guess why we named it!

Dark Ruby
Deliciously sweet with notes of coffee and dark fruits.
Notes of liquorice and banana as well as dark fruits and roasted malt.
Food Matches
Perfect with the classic fruit cake and Wensleydale cheese combo.
Hops, Malted Barley, Torrefied Wheat, Water, Yeast

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