Saturday 15 January 2022

Black Sheep Brewery - Monty Python's Holy Grail Golden Ale - Aldi Beer Review

Review Date: 15/1/2022
Brewery Name: Black Sheep Brewery (Masham, UK)
Beer Name: Monty Python's Holy Grail (Golden 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 third of four beers we'll be reviewing from Black Sheep....

"The quest is over. It’s undeniable that British humour and great beer go well together, so the flock here at the Brewery and the team at Monty Python joined forces to launch the Holy Grail.

Famously “tempered over burning witches”, Holy Grail was originally created to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Monty Python, and is a much-loved part of our bottled beer collection. Some 19 years on, The beer has been given a new lease of life with the recent reunion and the subsequent Spamalot tour.

Monty Python’s Holy Grail is a light golden beer with a fresh, zesty taste and a long crisp bitter finish. It’s brewed with a mixture of hops, including WGV, which gives the beer a light fruity nose. It’s a real tongue pleaser.

“Your mother was a hamster and your father smells of elderberries!”

Black Sheep Brewery - Monty Python's Holy Grail - Golden Ale Bottle


Alcohol By Volume (ABV): 4.% (Standard)

Label/Design: 8/10

Serving Style: Bottle

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

Style Family: Golden Ale

Malts/Adjuncts: Pale, Torrefied Wheat

Hops: Unknown

IBU's: Unknown

Black Sheep Brewery - Monty Python's Holy Grail Golden Ale 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 Holy Grail Golden Ale in the Craftd Freddy Glass


Drinkability: 7/10

Overall Impression: 7/10


A pretty good beer overall. A well balanced blend of malt sweetness and hop bitterness. Not a lot of head foam after pouring, and what did appear didn't stick around for long. Some earthy and grassy notes from the hops mixed with classic British ale yeast. A crisp, dry finish that makes for a refreshing beer. 

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