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Black Sheep Ale (Special) - Black Sheep Brewery PLC

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Black Sheep Ale (Special)Black Sheep Ale (Special)

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BA SCORE
84
good

481 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 481
Reviews: 338
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 13.21%
Wants: 13
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Black Sheep Brewery PLC visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  4.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: purplehops on 07-13-2002)
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jschott75

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

12-02-2013 13:55:53 | More by jschott75
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zlel

Portugal

3.68/5  rDev -0.8%

Bottle 500 served in ikea glass (like those you use for Belgian blanche).
Despite of the name this beer is orange amber. It is indeed very pale.
Carbonated at first then still.
I don't feel a special smell, maybe tea and some candi sugar.
It is fizzy but dry, with less alcohol than I would expect.
It has an accentuated bitterness and a very light body.

11-22-2013 16:33:54 | More by zlel
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mrleebob

United Kingdom (Wales)

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

11-21-2013 11:19:28 | More by mrleebob
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dcmchew

Romania

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

10-31-2013 11:43:31 | More by dcmchew
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MacarthurParker

Ethiopia

3/5  rDev -19.1%

10-28-2013 22:14:00 | More by MacarthurParker
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FadetoBock

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

10-27-2013 03:23:56 | More by FadetoBock
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

10-26-2013 20:54:28 | More by jaydoc
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

3.41/5  rDev -8.1%

500ml Bottle: BBD 28 Jun 2014, poured into a UK pint sleeve at home on 19 Oct 2013.

Good amber body with an off-white head that tried to stay around.

Which ingredient gives the aroma and taste lead? Malts, but only just, this is a good blend of flavours and smells.

Semi-sweet malty molasses actually rule the flock in this Black Sheep brew. Caramel and mild toffee notes come through with an undertone of hop bitterness asserting it'self towards the end of the nose and taste.

Mellow and soft body: very easy to drink.

10-19-2013 18:29:07 | More by BlackHaddock
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psm90

United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev +7.8%

10-18-2013 22:52:02 | More by psm90
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LuckyJohn

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

10-15-2013 00:14:59 | More by LuckyJohn
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WGO

United Kingdom (England)

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

10-05-2013 02:18:00 | More by WGO
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abeeronthebeach

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

10-03-2013 08:29:32 | More by abeeronthebeach
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WillAndSarah

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

09-29-2013 15:10:57 | More by WillAndSarah
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Reem

France

3/5  rDev -19.1%

09-28-2013 14:37:14 | More by Reem
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Ciocanelu

Romania

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

09-19-2013 17:02:40 | More by Ciocanelu
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irishkyle21

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

09-08-2013 20:57:19 | More by irishkyle21
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

09-07-2013 05:18:47 | More by ygtbsm94
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bpierre

United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

08-27-2013 20:49:15 | More by bpierre
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Johnq1964

United Kingdom (England)

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

08-25-2013 18:25:41 | More by Johnq1964
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MarkJBurch

New York

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

08-25-2013 17:36:54 | More by MarkJBurch
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vinicole

United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

08-23-2013 15:59:43 | More by vinicole
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

08-20-2013 16:13:44 | More by DrunkinYogi
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

08-14-2013 03:59:11 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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dirtyharry2489

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +7.8%

08-08-2013 01:11:31 | More by dirtyharry2489
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.76/5  rDev +1.3%

Served in a tumbler.

Gotta love it when awesome customers travel to the UK and bring you back some tasty beverages. This stuff pours a clear brass topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises lightly-toasted biscuit, mild grass, and sweet flowers. The taste brings in more of the same, with a stronger vein of sweetness stemming from the biscuit, though this serves only to perfectly balance the grassy and flowery hops. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a smooth feel. Overall, this stuff is not gonna set the world on fire, by any means, but it is a very tasty, very easy-to-drink little brew. Something tells me it would taste just grand (Wow, did I just say that? Who am I, a middle-aged upper-class Victorian woman?) from a hand engine...

08-04-2013 00:59:37 | More by TMoney2591
Black Sheep Ale (Special) from Black Sheep Brewery PLC
84 out of 100 based on 481 ratings.