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


on tap

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RATINGS: 170   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
tommann (3024) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2010
500ml bottle. Pours amber with a large head. Aroma is malt and some grassy hops. Some malt and hops in there, but not much on the taste. A good bear could be coaxed out of this, but this is nothing special.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bobinlondon (1260) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2010
Bottle at my sister’s (from Waitrose)? Amber/gold with a short lived white head. Dusty hops with a slight metalic twang. Unremarkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2010
Bottle. Aroma is fine malt, leafy wet hops, some fruit, dark amber, pours a small custard head. Flavour is less malt, the hops are also subdued. Light bodied, balanced,bitter with a dry finish. Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Joakgust (1179) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 19, 2010
Bottle, 50cl - Clear orange beer with a small head. Aroma is malty with notes of caramel, herbs and straw. Flavor is malty with sourish notes of boiled vegetables and some British hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tkrjukoff (4206) - 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 (1743) - 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 (3068) - 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 (10396) - 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 (30934) - 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.

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