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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (7768) - NUNEATON, 3rd, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2007
Red amber and draped with lace. Wafts with robust hopcone sweatiness, chalk and toffee. Demerara really apparent now I’ve read the bottle, but kept in check with a big, ripe, orange-accented dose of hops. Silky, slatey, slightly floral. No-nonsense hop bitterness smoothed out with creamy, faintly chocolatey malt. Aftertaste is digestive biscuit caramel sweetness with a scatter of oats. Balanced, aromatic, tasty ale.
Earlier Rating: 3/22/2007 Total Score: 3.5
Slightly sulphurous, musty nose with hints of juicy hop, cut grass and bunnypiss (compliment). That slate-like, alkaline, chalky-maltly smoothness I associate with Sam Smith’s. Punchy hop bitterness in the finish. Creamy, drawn-out biscuity afters. Pretty decent, and a very welcome antidote to Mongozo banana ’beer’.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
downender (7149) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2007
Copper colour with a slight off-white head. Sweet malt aroma with some hay. Full mouth feel with chewy malt. Flavour had some earthy hops and a dry finish. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2007
Bottle. Pours a copper colour beer. Big thrusting head of foam. Body is light/mediumn with a firmness associated with Black Sheep. Malt nose with yeast and hops in the background. taste sugary with a nice balance of hops. A nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (39785) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2007
Bottle. Clear copper amber color with a average off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, dried fruit and moderate hoppy. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beervis (243) - Taylor’s Country, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2007
Black Sheep is a good brewery, and this didn’t disappoint - a clear copper pour with good white head, aroma of malt and dried fruit. Flavour has a good balance of malts and spicy hops, smooth mouthfeel, finish bittersweet and lingering. Quaffable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maria (10190) - Thisted, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2007
It’s a dark golden beer with a nice head and the aroma holds notes of roasted malt and aroma hops. I find the same in the flavour, that has a nice citrussy bitterness. A nice ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 25, 2007
Bottle, poured a clear copper with a large white rocky head. A musty malt aroma with a touch of fruit salad. Smooth with a partially sweet malt flavour and lots of fruit. A very light bitterness and nice long finish. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
berkshirejohn (5286) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2007
500ml bottle from Tesco. Golden colour with a thick off-white head; herbal aroma; biscuity flavours with a punchy fruity malt body; dry bitter finish. Elegant and stylish pale ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2007
Pours a light golden colour with a white head. A nice grassy smell with citric hints. A bitter hop taste, but balanced with some nice juicey flavours. A lingering slightly sweet after-taste. A nice pale ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
omhper (21761) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2007
Bottled. Amber colour, rich firm head. Yeasty grassy nose. Sweet and medium bodied. Some honey. Lingering grassy finish.

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