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Golden Sheep Pale Ale - Black Sheep Brewery PLC

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Golden Sheep Pale AleGolden Sheep Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
81
good

38 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 38
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 11.33%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Black Sheep Brewery PLC visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-09-2003)
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Reviews by thepeter:
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thepeter

United Kingdom (England)

3.7/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - light Brown hint gold and a small head that lasted and faded into a film with little lacing.

S - Strong malt a bit of hay, golden syrup, caramel, bit of dark fruit.

T - mush dryer and hoppier than it smelled. refreshing and went very well with my chicken and Black bean sauce. dry slightly bitter finish and no aftertaste.

M&D - medium carbonation, smooth, easy to drink. Could have a couple in a night but would just as soon try something else.

I do like some of Black Sheep's other offerings more but this one was very good.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2009 19:52:33 | More by thepeter
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

08-01-2013 19:46:20 | More by Johnq1964
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07-14-2013 14:34:28 | More by vinicole
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4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

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flyingpig

United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.35/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottle from Sainsbury's (500ml for £1.99):
Rich, golden amber colour with a thumb sized head on top. This is quite foamy looking and creamy with pretty good retention too with no reduction at all over the first few minutes.

Sweet caramel malts and a rich, malty aroma at the start. There is some grain and yeast along with a sugary sweetness and some lemon/citrus too. There is a slightly metallic aroma and some bitterness as well.

Sweet malts, some burnt sugar and a toasted caramel taste kick things off. I could detect some bitter flavours, a little lemon and a biscuit like malty taste towards the end.

Quite light bodied, moderate carbonation and a lot of bitter notes in the mix. There is a slight citrus tang and this is an easy drinking beer that you could easily drink a couple of.

Nice looking but fairly average one with everything being fairly run of the mill and lacking adventure. It had some nice sweet malts touches in both the smell and the taste but that was about all it did have and it ran out of steam quite quickly.

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01-11-2013 20:58:13 | More by flyingpig
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United Kingdom (England)

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jazzyjeff13

United Kingdom (England)

3.2/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A 500ml bottle with a BB of Dec 2012. Another local brew from Masham.

Poured into a Sam Smith's pint glass. A rich golden hue with plentiful carbonation. Yields a nice head of fluffy white foam with good retention; it lasts for a while before reducing to a thin surface layer. Aroma of subtle caramel malt with fruity yeast esters and hints of grain, faint citrus and stewed hops.

Tastes of light caramel malt with a dry finish. Notes of earthy yeast, mild fruity esters, faint grain and stewed hops. A subtle bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, dry and tingly, with decent body for a light ale. Somewhat astringent. Aftertaste of earthy, fruity yeast and stewed hops.

Not bad - no showstopper but a decent pint. The flavour and aroma are fairly average - yeast and bittering hops. Not much in the way of aromatic hop notes. I imagine this is a shade better on cask, and would quench your thirst nicely on a warm day. Nothing special but worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2012 21:15:51 | More by jazzyjeff13
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horshack7

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Clear and copper with brassy hues. the head is a little bit rocky and off white in color and the head retention is not too bad.

Aroma: Slight orange peel and a touch of lemon zest. Tropical fruit notes, sugary sweetness in the nose. Wisps of grain and faint grassy.

Taste: Citrus in the front some orange and lemon peel. Biscuity dryness on the palate but it still has a good crisp mouthfeel. Grassy and light grain notes and a slight dry finish.

Notes: Nicely drinkable top to bottom. Cheers.

Serving type: bottle

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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EmperorBevis

United Kingdom (England)

3.93/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

When I heard about Paul Theakston and Black Sheep it really pricked my imagination but never really lived up to any expectations
till now.

A half decent best bitter (both on cask and bottle) and a passable brown ale, nothing that screamed Yorkshire beer at its best.

Golden sheep addresses the balance a bit though.

A foamy nicely carbonated pint of more ale than ale looking amber with a nice thick white head that clings.

A zesty, citrus like zing of bitterness both in aroma and taste, tasty in its hoppiness with bitter notes that carry through to the aftertaste but still easy drinking.

Hope to see it on cask at some point, reet good beer.

But please if you want to go back to more traditional ways
give us a bottle conditioned beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2011 23:10:11 | More by EmperorBevis
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shearer292

United Kingdom (Scotland)

2.93/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Appearance - golden Amber colour, very little White head and a lot of bubbles, very clear and crisp looking.

Smell - little sweetness, burnt toast and sounds a bit strange but a damp wood and cut wet grass smell. Also has a metallic smell like it has came from a can. A few minutes after pouring there were hints of caramel and toffee.

Taste - not a great deal in the way of flavour, slight sweetness and grapefruit taste. Not much in the finish and taste disappears very quickly.

Mouthfeel - very carbonated and thin, not very smooth and foams up quite a bit in mouth, feels like drinking a cheap lager.

Overall - this is drinkable, no distinctive features to speak of, tastes very generic in my opinion, wouldn't buy again.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2011 20:50:43 | More by shearer292
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NATOuk

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance
A medium amber color, clear, with a thin head which recedes to a ring around the glass

Smell
A light malty sweetness, some earthy and grassy notes

Taste
Not too much initial sweetness but does start small, builds up before a distinctive hop bitterness appears and takes over leaving a pleasant lingering taste at the back of the mouth. Some grassy notes.

Mouthfeel
Medium carbonation, mediumuch body. Fairly standard.

Drinkability
Very pleasant ale, a good distinctive taste while not overpowering. Good session beer

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2011 22:24:42 | More by NATOuk
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Golden Sheep Pale Ale from Black Sheep Brewery PLC
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