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


on tap

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 180   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Creedence (287) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 6, 2013
Pours a golden amber with a thin white head. Aroma and taste is very similar to the standard Black Sheep ale. A little more wet cardboard associated with oxidisation in this one though. Not my cup of tea.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DSG (11505) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 30, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks troubles. Clear golden. Aroma has a bit of skunkiness, malt - a bit stale-tastining, light fruity hints and a faint hoppy note. Stale and slightly oxidized flavor with malt, some minerally and earthy hops notes and a bit of bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oops (211) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 22, 2013
500 ml bottle from Brighton. Nice amber - beautiful to look at. Taste is fresh, a little bit acidic, dry. Nice white head. Good beer, but would like to have a little bit more nuances.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
prawlie (1499) - ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2013
500 mL bottle from Asda in Hull. Golden amber, bubbly head, gassy. Dry, acidic, fruity aroma. Very dry, fruity, a little biscuity. Reasonable, but a bit plain.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pizd (433) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2013
(Bottle): Pours a dark, clear amber with small white head. Aroma of citrus, floral and hints of caramel and sweet malt. A good bitterness to this ale, hoppy with the very prominent citrus tastes but theres a few undertones of malt and caramel in there. More complex than I expected and great for the price.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nisse666 (6159) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 29, 2013
Bottle from Sainsbury Hamiliton cons cons 2013-03-29 Uddingston AR: buttery, hoppy, crisp bread AP: golden clear, wee frothy transparent white head F: fizzy, citrus, watery feeling, bready ... pretty boring stuff

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (16661) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2013
Bottle at Shanes house, from local offie in Englefield Green, 15/03/13. Clear golden with a thin white head. Nose is caramel, malt, sugar, light hops. Taste follows, caramel, touch of dough, malt, barley. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation with a touch of spritz, light bitterness in the finish. Ok - a safe bet I guess but a bit boring thus assuming the classic whelmed rating.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
planky84 (2860) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2013
Bottle from a mate who left it behind in my bar fridge...probably from Sainsburys. Honey coloured pour with a white head. Citrus and caramel aroma. Sweet citrus flavour. Lots of malt in there. A splash of bitterness. Bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
booldawg (55) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2013
clean crisp, taste. Spicy alcohol notes, bready yeast. Heavier and more mouthfeel than original ’black sheep’

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ManVsBeer (8496) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2013
Copper coloured bitter with lots of smooth tasting biscuit malts that make it nice in the palate. There’s some mild pale ale character to it too.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 « 3 4 5  6  7 8 9 » 18

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50