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

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RATINGS: 150   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.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ianwelby (406) - SCOTLAND - SEP 4, 2012
Slight fizz with poured and developed a thin, foamy head. Balanced flavour but more bitter than anything else. Crisp, refreshing but not especially memorable.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thepeter (278) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2012
A - light Brown hint gold and a small head that lasted and faded into a film with little lacing. S - Strong malt a bit of hay, golden syrup, caramel, bit of dark fruit. T - mush dryer and hoppier than it smelled. refreshing and went very well with my chicken and Black bean sauce. dry slightly bitter finish and no aftertaste. M&D - medium carbonation, smooth, easy to drink. Could have a couple in a night but would just as soon try something else.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
matter (28) - - AUG 19, 2012
Bottle, drunk 6 months after "Best Before" date... pours a clear amber with thin white head. Yeasty and malty nose. Definitely "cream cracker" taste, mainly sweet, medium carbonation and body, some weak citrus hop bitterness on the finish. Forgettable.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (4750) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 7, 2012
Bottle shared. Pours dark golden with a medium white head. Light citrus, caramel and grain aroma. Flavour is medium sweet and bitter. Light to light medium bodies with soft carbonation.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SarkyNorthener (1685) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2012
Amber coloured. Slight fruity taste with a decent bitter hop taste on back of tongue. Ok.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
wheresthepath (1521) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2012
[Bottle at Langdon Beck YHA] Deep golden-bronze, moderate diminishing head, slight fizz. Bit of lemon, some earthyness. As with most Black Sheep beers, it tastes like it may have had a dead sheep from a peat bog dipped in the vat, although fortunately with this one the rotten ovine flavour is less pronounced than in some. Moderate biscuit bitterness to finish. Really not a big fan of Black Sheep. c5

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (3479) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2012
Brown 500ml bottle best before 28th Nov 2008, drank 13th Feb 2008. Poured into a vase shaped ’Old Speckled Hen’ pint glass. Another Brit beer that looks like a dark Dort or a light Alt. Old gold in colour with a thin no-head, which makes me think of these two aforementioned German styles of beer. Very un-German in the aroma, more hops and barley than is evident in Germany. A typical English ale smell. Crisp dry and tart in the taste, nothing overpowering, just a good beer. The beer has something about it, difficult to place, but it has both depth and a presence which few 4.7% beers have. I like the normal Black Sheep on cask, it is a regular guest beer in bars around where i live. This is good too and I will look for it on cask.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
worldbeertaste (1598) - AUSTRIA - MAY 7, 2012
Copper/amber colour with a lsting off-white head. Smells of caramel malt, straw, roast and fruity (apples?). Medium thin body with carbonation. Sweet frutiy (apples?) malt taste, straw with a dry bitter hop finish. A strange chemical sulphur lingering taste. Yeast? By the name I expected a golden ale.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
martinrumsam (484) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2012
bottle light amber with off white head .aroma is light caramel and some citrus . taste is crisp and refreshingwith a light bitterness at the finish . Overcarbonated with affects its smoothness on the palate

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorisPPattyn (7773) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 5, 2012
Small off-white head, over metallic-copper, clear beer. Herbal/grassy smell with a bit of caramel-like aroma (the Demerara?). Rainwater smell, wet dog. Bitterish, fresh-hoppy and the flavour, but not the sweetness of caramel. CO˛ present in the taste; finish is dry-bitter-hoppy. Hints of arachide and even diacetyl. Rather well-carbonated feel; light body, bit slick. Not bad, unspectacular. I wonder about the absence of the wheat in the flavourprofile, and also: wouldn’t this be a whole lot better if reseeded with some yeast, sugar and bottle-conditioning?


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