Golden Sheep Pale Ale - Black Sheep Brewery PLC
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United Kingdom (Scotland)
3.35/5 rDev -5.4%
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.
01-11-2013 20:58:13 | More by flyingpig
United Kingdom (England)
3.2/5 rDev -9.6%
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.
07-31-2012 21:15:51 | More by jazzyjeff13
3.5/5 rDev -1.1%
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.
07-05-2012 02:23:54 | More by horshack7
United Kingdom (England)
3.93/5 rDev +11%
When I heard about Paul Theakston and Black Sheep it really pricked my imagination but never really lived up to any expectations
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.
10-05-2011 23:10:11 | More by EmperorBevis
United Kingdom (Scotland)
2.93/5 rDev -17.2%
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.
06-13-2011 20:50:43 | More by shearer292
United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)
3.75/5 rDev +5.9%
A medium amber color, clear, with a thin head which recedes to a ring around the glass
A light malty sweetness, some earthy and grassy notes
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.
Medium carbonation, mediumuch body. Fairly standard.
Very pleasant ale, a good distinctive taste while not overpowering. Good session beer
03-11-2011 22:24:42 | More by NATOuk
Golden Sheep Pale Ale from Black Sheep Brewery PLC
81 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.