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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.


ALLOVATE's rating

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ALLOVATE (2281) - 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 canít quite pin point. Becomes more and more citrussy as it goes, with a quenching dryness to the finish. Not bad, just didnít excite me the way good bitters do!. (50cL, BB 28/02/12, Thirsty Camel, Butler)


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
edsspoon (137) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2014
Pours golden with a foamy white head which gradually fades to a ring. Aroma is floral, honey, citrus and hops. Taste is honey, hops, citrus, bitterness and quite sweet. Also a bit watery, which is a shame.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RichTheVillan (2121) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2014
Bottle at home; clear straw yellow pour with bubbly white head, malt and caramel aroma, taste is quite fruity with lemons, red berries, caramel, pale malts, crisp taste, ok.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olliejobbins (699) - Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2014
500ml bottle. Pours a gold/amber. Aroma is very happy, some malts. Light taste, hoppy with a little citrus.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beeebon (139) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2014
Golden coloured with a grassy and slightly citrus smell. Mildly sweet and rather bitter, somehat watery too. A nice enough beer but nothing special.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thompson (297) - - FEB 13, 2014
No head... clear orange colour... smell ..... taste malt yeast very plain... shared by benzai....

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Benzai (6391) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 13, 2014
Bottle shared @ weekly tasting. Clear golden color, average sized white head. Smell malts, a bit buttery, a bit hayish. Taste malts, hayish, decently bitter. Aroma gets worse, tastes quite nice. Medium body and carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DutchDrebus (3430) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - FEB 13, 2014
Bottle @ home thx to benzai. Clear golden orange colour with a small white head. Smells bad, weird, slightly chemical. Tastes sweet, malts.. Meh. Medium body, soft carbo.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dnicolaescu (536) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JAN 31, 2014
BOTTLE 50CL. Look: medium amber and clear with an off-white smallish frothy head with below average retention. Aroma: Caramel, toffee, some acid (even wine-like) notes, sourish fruit too. Taste: sweet, caramel, fruit, a pleasant acid note with a bitter and astringent finish.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
strangehorse (47) - - JAN 24, 2014
Relatively bland beer...disappointing taste and flavour - hard to tell from anything else. Avoid

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (3563) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 8, 2014
Bottle from Tesco. Poured a clear medium amber with a round white head. The aroma is light malt hop. The flavour is medium bitter with a hop bitter, slightly metallic palate. Light bodied with soft carbonation. Fine for a session... as long as itís short!


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