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

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RATINGS: 149   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (9881) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2011
Bottle at home with Lyoli. Pours clear gold with a modest, white head. Some honey, malts and yeast on the nose. Flavor is lightly sweet, faintly bready with some kind of tart citrus. Light to medium in body with lively carbonation. Finishes very crisp with fine, citrus bitters, mild sugars and hints of alcohol. Decent.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JamieFerdinand (163) - Hove, East Sussex, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2011
Bottle on 10/2/11. Nice golden colour as the name suggests. Fruity nose with quite a hint of raisins and sultanas. Decent white head. Fruity taste as well - much fruitier than I was expecting.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pivnizub (8591) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JAN 26, 2011
Bottle: Golden with a orangey sheen, hazy, lively carbonation, small and stable off-white head; quite distinctive fruity-bready nose with faint traces of lemon peel; moderate bitter-sweet flavour, light to medium bodied, relatively soft; slightly lingering fruity-hoppy finish with bready and lemony flavours. Decent english stuff....

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkel07 (2520) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 28, 2010
500ml bottle. Pours a robust and hearty looking dark amber colour with a low lying level white head. Grapefruit in the nose with a backdrop of sweetness. Smooth on the palate with a moderate bitterness that kcicks in at the end. Easy to drink and the mellowness makes this a good session beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2010
A Sim rate (bottle at Laney’s): Malty and sweetly buttery & syrupy aroma. Bitter but peppery flavour. Malty bitterness. It’s ok. I could drink a few of these.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ComradeK (922) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - NOV 13, 2010
500ml bottle. Pours a clear amber, with a small, dissipating head, yet passable lace. There is a fair bit of honey on the nose, with the merest hint of citrus hops. Moderate citrus hops to start with some assertive sweet malt coming through, particularly some honey character. Not the most complex bitter around, but a good session ale.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (5967) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 5, 2010
Biggish offwhite head. Light amber body with carbonation. Light fruity earthy toffee aroma with resiny notes. Dry-sweet earthy fruity floral taste with toffee notes. Mild mouthfeel. Light body. Dry earthy grapes and wild berries aftertaste with dusty papery notes. Fairly bitter. Nice, drinkable, and a bit unusual. (0.5 bottle, Sainsbury’s, London.)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shrubber85 (6984) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 25, 2010
Bottle. Sweet orange and barley malt aroma. Golden yellow color with large head. Sweet orange, barley malt and lightly bitter herbal hops flavor. Nice easy drinking beer - slightly tart but nowhere near as tart as the cask version.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sm89walt (1716) - Northern Beaches, Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 14, 2010
500ml bottle. Not quite golden, more in the line of copper really. Pours with a fluffy head that doesn’t stay long. Bready, caramel malt aroma, some citric notes. Dry and a bit thin on the palate with a bitter citrus quality and OK malt body.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
tommann (2491) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2010
500ml bottle. Pours amber with a large head. Aroma is malt and some grassy hops. Some malt and hops in there, but not much on the taste. A good bear could be coaxed out of this, but this is nothing special.


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