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

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RATINGS: 152   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.


duff's rating

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, - JUN 28, 2004
Bottle. Pretty thin, i suppose, but i actually thought the flavour was alright. Bready, lemony, some toffee. Hops were a bit green. But it wasn’t that bad, tasted fresh, even though it was from the bottle (pasteurised).


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (229) - BELGIUM - JUL 30, 2014
Variation on Black Sheep Ale with a thick, cream white, equal head and orange blonde colour bordering on amber, clear. Aroma reveals soapy and grassy hoppiness, vanilla, green apple, some orange, a hint of smoked meat and fried egg. Taste fresh and citrussy, peach and orange peel, drying with a relatively strong carbonation due to the bottle conditioning, sweetish pale malts, caramelly middle, smooth but somewhat thin mouthfeel, finishing in a dry grassy and somewhat peppery, yet mild hop bitterness. Refreshing ale.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AshtonMcCobb (2378) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 27, 2014
50cl bottle from the Spar. Appearance - golden amber with a decent head. Nose - lemon curd and hay. Taste - lemon and metallic. Enveloped in honey. Palate - medium bodied with a tangy texture and a fairly good finish but slightly cloying with the tanginess I would say. Overall - decent ale.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
VRobertovich (27) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2014
Clear, golden orange, medium carbonation. Sweet malt and odd sulphur tang on the nose. A little oily on the palate. Strong peppery hops with a little citrus and light caramel, giving way to grass and thick dough aromas, with a rather metalic end. Drinkable, but nothing special, and rather unbalanced.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
edsspoon (331) - 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 (2510) - 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 (746) - 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 (170) - 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 (318) - - 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 (7324) - 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 (3876) - 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.


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