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

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RATINGS: 180   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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.


ALLOVATE's rating

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ALLOVATE (2874) - Perth, - DEC 15, 2011
Big, frothy, lasting off-white crown atop a finely beaded, orange tinged copper body that has just a little haze to it. Nice zesty, floral notes on the nose with hints of fresh baked white bread, caramel and sticky marmalade. Frothy, foamy mouthfeel. Relatively light bodied and subdued for flavour. Bitter orange and floral hop notes in back. Short, floral and mildly plasticy swallow that has just a hint more orange and pine wood. Very subtle toasted malt front. The fermentation gives it a typified Black Sheep nuance that I can’t quite pin point. Becomes more and more citrussy as it goes, with a quenching dryness to the finish. Not bad, just didn’t excite me the way good bitters do!. (50cL, BB 28/02/12, Thirsty Camel, Butler)


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kajser27 (1271) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUN 28, 2016
Clear, golden colored, small+ white head. Aroma is of malt, some biscuit, bit fruity, apple (not green) and lemony. Taste is medium sweet malt, biscuit, some dried fruit, bit apple and lemony citrus, bit grassy, light+ bitterness. Medium to light bodied, soft carbonation, bit watery. (bottle, MC Klub, Brezice)

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dxbrad (47) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2016
Poured from the bottle. Light amber, a little citrus. Some carbonation that I don’t recall when drinking on draught. Simple, nothing wrong with it at all.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MayumiH (875) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours clear amber. Light citrus flavour. Gently hopped. Overall pretty mild. It’s okay.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerNinjaUK (239) - Wiltshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2016
500ml bottle from Sainsbury’s. Pours bright orange with fizzy bubbles and thin gassy head. Aroma sweet with tangerine, hay, sherbet and some earthiness. Somewhat astringent and really bubbly, but lacking good depth of flavour.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (9318) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 2, 2016
Bottle at the big brother’s house. Pours clear golden amber with a thin white head. Aromas of light malt, minerals, toffee, toast. Taste is thin, sweet. Thin finish, with a hint more toast.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
alex_leit (1997) - Minsk, BELARUS - MAR 9, 2016
Bottle. Pure golden color, normal white foam. Aroma: malty, slightly buttery, fruity, a little candy. Taste: light diacetyl, malty, mild hops,

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BeerViking (4100) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2016
Fruity, slightly metallic nose. Palate is golden malt with a touch of bread and tartness. Drinkable but only just.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Erzengel (7547) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JAN 7, 2016
*Old rating from 2011. Golden Ale with its typical flavour. Fresh grainy, hints of sweetness with a moderate bitterness. Nice but a bit sweetish grainy aftertaste.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cimbasso (703) - - DEC 1, 2015
Pours a golden colour with a white head. Aroma is malt and syrup. Taste is light and a little citrusy with a bitter finish. Slightly metallic. Not very appealing.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
uckelman (586) - Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2015
Pours clear, golden. Middling amount of light tan head. Aroma is grainy. Lightly sweet. Quick, bitter finish.


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