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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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42 Ratings
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 11.24%
Wants: 0
Gots: 6 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-09-2003

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Photo of rulisekmartin
3.46/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerDrinkersWorldTour
3.79/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Slightly cloudy amber colour with streaming CO2 thick foam lace left from a short lived head and plenty of sticky foamy lace in the glass.

Smell - Funky musty malt and sweet toffee. The aroma is pretty plain but solid enough. There is even a ting hint of dark choc.

Taste - slightly bitter nip and an oddly metallic flavour. Some light spice with a burnt sulphur element.

MF - Metallic and drying with a good enough linger.

Overall - Pretty decent not amazing but a solid enough pint that is probably on the whole more pleasing than the majority of what is served in British and Irish pubs. Curse the dominance of the macro!!

Photo of beerinabottle
4.24/5  rDev +19.1%

Photo of mcdaddyo21
3.72/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of Malt_Man
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of endless1408
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Ty1607
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Craigale
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Marius
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of houtappel
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Mr_Pink_152
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of Kirk
2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

Photo of arkanu
2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

Photo of dcmchew
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Johnq1964
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of vinicole
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Robert-Simmonds
4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of flyingpig
3.37/5  rDev -5.3%
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.

Photo of Pelicanrocks
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of Bix
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.21/5  rDev -9.8%
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.

Photo of horshack7
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

Photo of jrfehon33
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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Golden Sheep Pale Ale from Black Sheep Brewery PLC
81 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.