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

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RATINGS: 163   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamesie1857 (1643) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2012
500ml bottle - golden pour with white head, a little floral in the nose, but dry and citrus in the taste. A little bitter afterwards, but not too unpleasant.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
McTapps (5554) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - SEP 17, 2012
Bottle shared with MichaelBruch. Taste of flowers, grains and hay. Quite refreshing, easy to drink but little bit too bitter for me in the finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MichaelAwesome (5552) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - SEP 17, 2012
Bottle shared with McTapps. Aromas of some caramel, malt and toffee. Tastes sweetish without any bitterness. Good but nit outstanding beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ianwelby (733) - 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 (325) - 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 (6856) - 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 (2923) - West Bromwich (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 (1770) - 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 (4863) - 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.


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