Friday 31 December 2021

Black Sheep Brewery - Monty Python's Dead Parrot Amber Ale - Aldi Beer Review

Review Date: 31/12/2021
Brewery Name: Black Sheep Brewery (Masham, UK)
Beer Name: Monthy Python's Dead Parrot Norwegian Amber Ale

We came across a few of Black Sheep Brewery's beers at our local Aldi store so thought we'd give them a try. This is the first of three beers we'll be reviewing from Black Sheep....

"This amber ale will leave you pining for the fjords and offers fresh hoppy notes of citrus fuits and a touch of pine, squawking against a bed of sweet malt and rye"

Black Sheep Brewery - Dead Parrot Norwegian Amber Ale Bottle


Alcohol By Volume (ABV): 4.1% (Standard)

Label/Design: 8/10

Serving Style: Bottle

Region of Origin: British Isles (England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland)

Style Family: Amber Ale

Malts/Adjuncts: Unknown

Hops: Unknown

IBU's: Unknown

Black Sheep Brewery - Monty Python's Dead Parrot - Bottle Notes


Colour: Medium Amber


Brilliant Clear Slight Haze Hazy

Collar of Foam & Head Retention


(Up to 15 secs)

(15 - 60 secs) 

(more than 60 secs)

Foam Texture

N/A Thin Fluffy Mousse-Like

Carbonation (Visible)

None Slow Medium Fast-Rising Bubbles

Alcohol Aroma

Not Detectable Mild Noticeable Strong Harsh

Aroma & Flavour

Esters Aroma: None
Phenols: None

Alcohol Taste:

Not Detectable Mild Noticeable Strong Harsh

Hop Pungency:

Mild Moderate Strong Extreme

Hop Bitterness:

Restrained Moderate Aggressive Harsh

Malt Sweetness:

Low Medium High Cloying


Low Medium High


Light Bodied
Medium Bodied
(Light + Full)
Full Bodied
(Round, Rich & Creamy)

Palate Carbonation: 

Low Medium High


(Up to 15 seconds)
(15 to 60 seconds)
(More than 60 seconds)

Oxidative/Aged Qualities: None

Black Sheep Brewery - Monty Python's Dead Parrot Amber Ale in the Craftd Alpha glass


Drinkability: 7/10

Overall Impression: 6/10


Although amber in colour, this one really seems to be lacking a little oomph in terms of flavour.
For us there just wasn't enough sweetness from the malt to go along with the hops and bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium - light, and carbonation is high. Some real piney flavours from the hops, a little bit of citrus as well. Its good but not great.

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