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

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RATINGS: 178   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.


foolberry's rating

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
Donít like this. The aroma is unpleasant - smells mildly like the fat deposits that get left in the pipes of a washing machine. Taste isnít much to write home about. Itís too fizzy.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MayumiH (757) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours clear amber. Light citrus flavour. Gently hopped. Overall pretty mild. Itís okay.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerNinjaUK (163) - Wiltshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2016
500ml bottle from Sainsburyís. 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 (8809) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 2, 2016
Bottle at the big brotherís 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 (1592) - 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 (3846) - 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 (7271) - 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 (641) - - 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 (549) - 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 (2723) - 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


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