Friday, April 8, 2011
Black Sheep Ale
Why I tried this: I'm going to be honest with you here. I was pretty damn drunk. I don't even remember ordering this beer, so honestly couldn't tell you why I tried it. Maybe it was the sheep on the bottle that allured me. Your guess is as good as mine.
Smell: A bit of wheat maltiness, but overall very light on the smell. Doesn't really give away too much.
Taste: It's like half malty, half hoppy. The hops are fairly bitter, as a pale ale should be. But, the malt kind of cancels some of the bitterness out, and provides a mild sweetness. I detected a faint citrus in there, but then again I was drunk, so I'm not entirely sure...
Despite not remembering much from that point on in the night, I do remember that Black Sheep Ale was a decent English pale ale that was fairly drinkable and not overly hoppy. It had a bit of sweet flavors mixed in to keep things balanced, which is what I liked the most. If you're a pale ale fan, I'd recommend checking this one out once. It gets a quarter full glass award from me.