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

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RATINGS: 157   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   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.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HenrikSoegaard (10870) - Randers, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2011
Bottle courtesy IvanLauridsen. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Dark yellow colour. Moderate malty and light hoppy aroma. Grainy notes. Moderate bitter flavor. Very malty. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
saxo (14243) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2011
Bottle. Nice creamy head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are malt, fruits, hops and caramel.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
niquillis (1208) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2011
Bottle from Tesco. A golden, light copper ale with a good white head. Very bitter start, this grew on me. Over carbonated, hints of toffee.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rosenbergh (7423) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 19, 2011
500 ml bottle. London, England.
Clear deep golden colour with small white head. Mild fruity hops, caramel sweetness and grainy maltiness in aroma. Dry mild English hops, malt, grain but no sweetness in flavour.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
swooper (1247) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2011
bottle, golden, clear, white foam, light hoppy aroma, medium bitterness, light sweetness, medium body, slick feel, average carbonation, long finish, bitter, average but good refresh gold ale

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
abemorsten (2916) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - MAY 8, 2011
500 ml bottle courtesy of Peter. Golden with a big bubbled, rocky, tanned head leaving a fair lacing. Hoppy, malty tobacco aroma. Sweet, acidic and bitter with an acidic and juicy finish. Medium body. Medium carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hawthorne00 (2553) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 3, 2011
Bottle. Cloudy light amber with a coat of off-white head. Aroma of lemon, pears, a little bread.Thinnish body. Fruity taste without much sweetness, a fair bit of citrus, a little biscuity malt. Mildly bitter finish. Carbonation is not huge but enough to make it a little lively.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike_77 (3423) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - MAR 21, 2011
Roasted, nutty malt aroma. A little oak comes through too. Flavour is quite bitter from the roasted malt. Hop freshness comes through at the end.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (11893) - 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.


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