Pouring a beautiful golden amber, Black Sheep's Yorkshire Square Ale looks like molten toffee in my glass. It has a small but robust cream coloured head that retains a thin layer while you drink.
The aroma is quite light for this one. There's a bit of malt and hops but nothing else that stands out for me. Thankfully, it redeemed itself in the flavour! It's deliciously malty with a lovely dry finish. There's also a hint of sweetness (from the addition of demerara sugar) which tastes quite treacly when blended with the malt. To please bitter fans, there's a slight metallic bitter taste to the dry finish that rounds it all off nicely.
It's quite a fizzy medium bodied ale but the bubbles aren't harsh so it's very easy to drink. As the bubbles burst on my tongue, I did feel like I could detect a little fizz of demerara sugar.
It's not up there with my favourite Black Sheep ales but it's a decent ale nonetheless. Being sweet, dry and bitter, it has a bit of everything to appeal to many palates. I would have it again, but I wouldn't actively seek it out; I'd definitely recommend you give it a try if you see it (you can also find it in Sainsbury's labelled as Yorkshire Bitter).
Brewed by Black Sheep Brewery, Masham, North Yorkshire5% ABV
My Untappd score: 3.5/5