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

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RATINGS: 174   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.


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2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
foolberry (56) - New Malden, Surrey, - JAN 1, 2013
Don’t like this. The aroma is unpleasant - smells mildly like the fat deposits that get left in the pipes of a washing machine. Taste isn’t much to write home about. It’s too fizzy.


2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BeerViking (3589) - 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 (6723) - 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 (554) - - 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 (504) - Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2015
Pours clear, golden. Middling amount of light tan head. Aroma is grainy. Lightly sweet. Quick, bitter finish.

2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
jamesbeith (20) - - OCT 1, 2015
................................................. via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stravale (2648) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - SEP 17, 2015
Bottle from Tesco, Enniskillen [100915]
Amber, clear, frothy white head, slight lacing
Aroma of light minerals, soft spicy hops, grassy hops
Taste of soft spicy hops, dab of bitter minerals, tad bitter earthy, light caramel background, some cereal, slight citric edge
Palate - Medium carb and body, soft bitter. Finish is quite dry, soft bitter earthy hops
Overall - Traditional English Bitter, for the style quite decent

1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
kjoannak (37) - - SEP 13, 2015
I don"to realy like this beer.... Strange aftertaste, strange bitterness :/

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheKernOwl (66) - West Sussex, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2015
• Bit of yeast/wheat (‘damp raincoat’ funk) + caramel-y biscuit on nose. [FIRST GOLD HOPS, CHALLENGER HOPS]. • Quite thin body – sweetish, citrus-y. • Honeyed bread, then a bit of a rounded/wheaty end. [MARIS OTTER MALT WHEAT]

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
redders1974 (555) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2015
Pours golden with foamy head nice mouthfeel well carbonated initially sweet with bitter finish ok but not outstanding

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Alphadelic (2010) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 18, 2015
A clean, slightly eggy aroma, a nice sweet malt and a marginally more assertive bitterness. It’s balanced but leans a touch in that direction. A hint of metal.


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