Golden Sheep Pale Ale | Black Sheep Brewery PLC

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Black Sheep Brewery PLC
England, United Kingdom
blacksheepbrewery.com

Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-09-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
51
Reviews:
23
Avg:
3.54
pDev:
12.43%
 
 
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9
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Ratings: 51 |  Reviews: 23
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2.84/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of EdmundBlackadder
3.7/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AlexAfonin
3/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of igl
4.44/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dentist666
2.68/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Poured into pint.
Pours clear orange golden with one-finger off-white head, medium to low retention.
Smell - rubber (as usual for the brewery), skunk, other notes aren't impressive.
Taste - sweet malts, some fruitiness, skunk, paper.
Light body and soft carbonation.
Inevitably poor. One of the worst bitters I've ever drunk.

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Photo of samEBC
3.39/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mak83
4.27/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bought this as 4 for 5 pounds along with black sheep ale and rigg welter. Black sheep ale has always been a favourite of mine and tried this a while ago but wasn't to keen. Thought I would revisit. Lovely copper colour, decent head at first but fades quickly lovely fruity smells and very carbonated. Very enjoyable, much better than I remember. Really nice ale a great contrast to black sheeps other offerings.

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Photo of AlexW693
3.11/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Tdenham
3.6/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rulisekmartin
3.46/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerDrinkersWorldTour
3.79/5  rDev +7.1%
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!!

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4.24/5  rDev +19.8%

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3.72/5  rDev +5.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Johnq1964
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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Golden Sheep Pale Ale from Black Sheep Brewery PLC
3.54 out of 5 based on 51 ratings.
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