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

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RATINGS: 153   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beth101 (528) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2008
mixture of malt and hops but a very mild aroma sweet smelling. Certainly is golden but slightly cloudy with a large off white head, some lacing on the glass. Subtle flavour, but canít put my finger on it, nice though not like others iíve tried lately that are too lagerish. Also tasted this as tesco golden ale but the tesco one was slightly more perfumed and didnít rate as high. They should be put on as seperate beers as they were different.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (5219) - ITALY - OCT 25, 2008
ambrata buona schiuma buona media persistenza il naso Ť lievement maltato piý luppolato mediamente intenso in bocca arriva un po di malto poi un leggero fruttato il luppolo non eccessiva non mediamente persistente piuttosto secca pulisce la bocca leggera astringenza tannini piacevole

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HarryFlashman (469) - Chatham, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2008
I sampeld this under the name of Tesco’s Finest Ale and it’s pretty good. Sweet and caramel in taste, but a lovely amber colour. Smooth and fruity - very drinkable.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2008
Bottle, sat with KP. Golden in appearance, white head. Citrus, little hops, and yeah can taste a little of that demerara sugar (cheers label). So so, not bad.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2008
Bottle@Home. Malty, caramel, herbal aroma. Golden color, white head, good lace. Light sweet, bitter, grassy, herbal. Dry mouthfeel with a metallic finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DarkStar22769 (100) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2008
An unassuming beer; sampled from the bottle on holiday. The aroma is fruity malt. The appearance is copper with thin carbonation and lacing. The taste starts off with fruit (berry-ish) then presents a not-long-lasting hop bitterness. Palate is on the thin side. Not bad.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (14082) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 21, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2010 Bottle at home ... Golden amber ... light very fruit ... sweet fruity toffee malt... Decent enough bu not up to much. 3 cask at watership down ... lighght fruit nose ... soft dull toffee fruits ... little orange. ... very blah 3

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
scotty (1047) - SCOTLAND - APR 5, 2008
Attractve golden colour. Head lasts well down the glass good hoppy character and well balanced.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joe19612 (1821) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2008
Bottle. Pours a light golden colour with a thin white head. Their is a light citrus hoppy aroma. The taste is malty with a citrus flavours with a long dry finish. Not a bad beer from a good brewery.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
altonbrownd (3756) - Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 20, 2008
Bottle in London. Orange/brown colour. Tall foamy head. Hoppy nose. Soapy, creamy flavour. Some caramel. Too much carbonation. Fair enough. Nothing particularly interesting about it though. (Fair enough as I scored it at Tesco...)


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