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

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RATINGS: 174   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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 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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bluevegie (3070) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KimJohansen (10406) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (32195) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yespr (37603) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25068) - 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

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dragonblaze99 (353) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2009
Dark malty aroma. Amber with a medium head. Flavour is sweetish malty. Medium body. Finishes slightly bitter.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
floydian1 (1285) - 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 (1754) - 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.


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