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


on tap

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RATINGS: 151   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2006
Bottle 26/11/2003 Golden coloured and pale with some fruit aroma. Lasting hop finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
johninmelb (1124) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2006
Bottle. Sharp but well matled nose. Ruby gold with a persistent head and good lace. Mouthfeel is at once soft but a bit overcarbed. Flavour is initially a little sharp and yeasty but mellows out on the back of the throat as it goes. Sweetish malt finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (13276) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2014 500ml bottle from Tesco. Quite clearly this is copper coloured, so not sure why it is called Golden. Thin off white head. Nice white flesh fruit aroma. Apple and peach are distinguishable. Bit of fartyness as well. Bit thin and tinny in mouth with too much carbonation. Shame this is pasteurised and too carbonated, because it could have been a good bitter. Finish has some tingly hop and more orchard fruit, but frankly I can?t get over that mouthfeel and the metallic deadness 2.4/5 re rate. Ok golden bitter

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2005
Looked very nice with a decent head. The first thing I noticed in the aroma was a curious scent of lemonade powder followed by some malt. Not too much fizz. Felt quite good in the mouth. The taste was slightly sour, and there was enough bitterness to satisfy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Garrat (1255) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2005
From A Bottle.Dark orange in colour,large frothy head,a bit sour aroma,apple and wood flavour,thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (7988) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2004
Amber with a large head. Aromas are sweet, fruity and pine hops. Some sulphur, too. Flavours are sweet pine hops with bitterness to follow. Malty with sulphur in the background. Some fruit. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boystout (1000) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - SEP 16, 2004
Deep golden colour, fizzy foamy head. Rich bready and yeasty smell, leafy, hoppy and yeasty aroma. Mild bitterness. A lovely session ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichardWilding (201) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2004
Bottled. Orangey colour, with smallish white head. Malty, citrus with some toffee. A hint of fruit. A bit watery, a slightly hoppy, bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 28, 2004
Bottle. Pretty thin, i suppose, but i actually thought the flavour was alright. Bready, lemony, some toffee. Hops were a bit green. But it wasn’t that bad, tasted fresh, even though it was from the bottle (pasteurised).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2004
More copper-bronze than golden really. Big fluffy head that dissipates quickly. Bready malt and home-brew yeast in the aroma. Sweetish fruit candy too. The mouthfeel is rather watery. The flavour is dry, citric and bitter, but also a little dusty. Lasting lemon finish. There are lots of fragments of interest here, but nothing comes over very strongly and all the elements are not knitted together that well. 500ml bottle from Tesco (not bottle conditioned)/

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