Brewed by Black Sheep
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Ripon, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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Bottle: Pasteurised.
"Fine Pale Ale"
Originally exclusive to Tesco and currently sold there as "Tesco Finest Golden Ale"
Ingredients: Water from brewery well; Marris Otter barley; Wheat; 10% Demerara sugar; Hops.
Golden Sheep is a full flavoured ale with a dry and refreshing bitterness, developed with a light, citrus fruit flavour. Brewed using time honoured methods and fermented in our Yorkshire Square vessels.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tkrjukoff (4030) - SWEDEN - JUN 13, 2010
Pours clear dark brown-amber with small off-white head. Malts, toffee and citrus aroma nicely balanced. Flavor of hoppy and caramel sweet; well carbonated. Nice bodied on palate and a bit thin finish which is nicely bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CH-303 (1386) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - MAR 29, 2010
Appearance: Chestnut brown, clear. Good amount of offwhite head. Aroma: Malt and hops. Burnt sugar. Taste: Hoppy. More burnt sugar and some malt. Quite bitter aftertaste. Info: 500ml bottle, 17/3-2010

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thylacine (526) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - MAR 17, 2010
Bottle - Clear, orange gold. Off white head. Average carbonation. Medium body. Sweet, caramel malts, little citrus.Quite hoppy. Dry, medium to high bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bluevegie (3052) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 7, 2010
Clear pale amber body with a short and almost lasting head. Sweet aroma, malty and grainy. Caramel in the taste, also some figs, a little thin and a dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2009
Cloudy golden with a medium white off white head. Sweet malty aroma with caramel and floral hops. Flavour was quite hoppy with malty and lemons notes. Finished bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (29223) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2009
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of malt and straw. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, straw, and sulphur, leading to a bitter finish. Thanks fonefan for sharing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yespr (30908) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2009
50 cL bottle as Tesco Finest Golden Ale. Pours cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma is mild fruity and slight yeasty. Fruity, light ashtray-ish touch. Bitter and dry flavoured. Bitter and dry finish, light lingering citric finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2009
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of fonefan. Comes as "Tesco Finest Golden Ale". Pours a slightly hazy golden with a white head. Typical skewed British hop aroma - God what a mess. Medium body, some lightly sweet fruit but also sulphur and a strange tang. Not bad - just British. Dry, hoppy finish. 111009

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dragonblaze99 (354) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2009
Dark malty aroma. Amber with a medium head. Flavour is sweetish malty. Medium body. Finishes slightly bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
floydian1 (925) - FNQ, Australia, - JUN 19, 2009
Bottle from Tesco. Pours clear amber tan with a decent sized white head. Nose is of sweet malts and fruity hops. Noticeably fruity on the tongue with a nice crisp hop bitterness to the finish. Smooth mouthfeel with low carbonation. Nice.

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