This is one of those beers I had to try simply on the basis of the name. I've been a fan of the Monty Python comedy troupe since I first saw them on screen at a college movie night. Monty Python and the Holy Grail remains one of my favorite movies to this day.
Black Sheep Brewery's Monty Python's Holy Grail Ale comes with a Python-esque label (unfortunately not pictured here because my server grabbed the empty bottle before I snapped a photo of it) with the "Gr" in "Grail" crossed out to say "ail" (or "ale").
Poured into the glass, it is a standard amber color with a thin white head. There is a slightly smoky flavor to it, and a mild hoppiness. A decent beer, but not what you'd call fantastic.
Beer Advocate rates it a 78/100 or "average".
I tried it at The Winking Lizard Tavern on Bethel Road. I've seen it for sale at Kenny Road Market and at The Andersons General Store.
My rating: 6/10