Brewed by Black Sheep
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Masham, England


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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88/5   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
Cask; Regular.
Originally available only in pasteurised bottles at 4.7%. Subsequently introduced as a cask ale and now a regular. ABV is lower in cask at 3.9%.

Sunshine in a glass, a citrus packed Blonde Ale. Golden Sheep is a gloriously refreshing, beautifully balanced, golden cask ale, perfect thirst quencher! Following the success of Golden Sheep in bottle form, which was originally brewed for the Tesco Finest range, plus the growing demand from for lighter golden beers,our brewers created the perfect response - Golden Sheep in cask. Our brewers fine-tuned the original bottle recipe to make it lighter and hoppier, the result being a superbly quaffable golden ale. As you would expect, we make it using time honoured methods and ferment Golden Sheep in our traditional Yorkshire Square Vessels for a characteristically dry, refreshingly clean finish. Golden Sheeps popularity ensured that it soon became the fourth permanent cask beer in our core range.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jjsint (2675) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, - SEP 17, 2013
Cask @ Six Bells, Cambridge. Perfect gold. Aroma is buttery, and unfortunately slightly possety. Full sweet taste with bitter around the edges. A reasonable golden from our reliable friends in the North.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Stuu666 (11925) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 30, 2017
Cask at the Guildford arms. Pours clear golden, nose is toffee, floral, taste is sweet, grainy, floral, bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
PietS (202) - Bergen op Zoom, NETHERLANDS - MAR 21, 2016
Better than a basic ale, but not very special. Some sweet and citrus tones, but also a bit watery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MissPxx (959) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2015
Very fruity and hoppy aroma. Really delicious hoppy taste. Really glad I found this one. Top banana! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hippoman (646) - Durham, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2015
Cask at The Woodman, Durham, 3.30/pint. Enjoyable blonde with more going on that a lot of other beers in the style. Citrus undertones to a biscuity malt base and a crisp, crunchy bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kajser27 (1602) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 20, 2015
Golden colored, medium white head. Aroma is malt, biscuit, floral, hay grassy hops. Taste is low to medium sweet caramalt, biscuit, light fruity notes, some citrus, low+ floral and lemongrassy bitterness, dryish. Light to medium bodied, soft carbonation. Compared to the standard Black Sheep, this one appeared lighter and less bitter but with more/fresh hop aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (15107) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 7, 2015
Cask (Geldart, Cambridge)
Beautiful honey in the aroma. Taste too. Classic bitter. Great drinkability. Soft palate, carbonation low. Refreshing. Nice little bitter bite at the end. Lovely characterful golden ale.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
gegwilson (3575) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2015
Cask in the Three Fiddles, Guisborough. A golden ale with a white head. Quite sharp citrus flavour. I strongly suspect this was a little past its best. Drinkable, but not very enjoyable. Im sure.Ill have another opportunity to try it again, but i doubt it will be much better.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
erickok (5689) - Leuven, BELGIUM - APR 21, 2015
Golden light hazy. Very moderate aroma, herbal hops, sweet pale malts. Taste is more expressive, more so than expected for the brewer and style. Nice bitterness. Good brew actually! (Cask at Leeds airport bar)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
niquillis (2344) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2015
On cask at Black Lion, Consall Forge. Pours golden with white head. Quite citrussy and more much flavour than most Black Sheep ales. Decent golden.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SilkTork (5659) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2015
The Avenue, Southampton. Crisp and fragrant with a twiggy hop finish. Some tropical fruit, but this is more a pale bitter than a golden summer ale.

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