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

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RATINGS: 157   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   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.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
floydian1 (1064) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gary (1466) - the hood Brentford, London,, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2009
This Ale is pretty Vibrant for a Pasteurised bottled UK Beer.Dried fruit and drunken orange peel..with alcoholic spicy hoppinss ...Big arse maltiness is chewey and syrupy ...grassy dry endz. WAY better than I reckoned for whatever reason.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bembelembe (216) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 18, 2009
Fine bitter. Grassy hops, maybe too herbal. Fruity with caramel. Hazy amber color, medium-big head, medium carbonation. Smooth and dry. Long herbal-bitter aftertaste.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
cluny6 (115) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2008
Medium golden with medium head. Some lacing. Aroma bareky noticeable, kinda grassy. Bitter taste with a watery palate. C+

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beth101 (531) - 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 (5799) - 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.


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