Brewed by Brains
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Cardiff, Wales


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RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
Available in 500ml (pastuerised) bottles.
NOTE: Only ratings for the bottled version should be entered here; the cask version has a separate listing.
SA Gold is a full-flavoured, hoppy and refreshing golden ale, brewed at the home of the famous Brains SA in Wales. Careful use of Target hops creates a satisfying bitterness, perfectly balanced by vibrant citrus aromas and complex hop flavours from late-hopping using Cascade and Styrian Goldings. A deliciously satisfying and refreshing pint!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mrappz (1) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2014 does not count
Disappointed by the lack of taste to this beer. Tasted like any generic lager

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stout4stout (29) - neath, WALES - SEP 1, 2014
A spectacular beer. I have tried can & bottle, can is far better. Deeply satisfying hoppy ale. As good as it gets from a can I think!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MichaelAwesome (5827) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 21, 2014
Klassisch Goldenes mit McTapps geteilt. Mild und leicht hopfig mit nur einer ganz wenig gefilterten Seele. Etwas dünn, jedoch auch mit Zitrusfrüchten im HIntergrund. Wässriger Schluss jedoch angenehme Trinkbarkeit.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
McTapps (5840) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - AUG 21, 2014
Bottle from Sainsburys in Folkestone. Pours out in a deep golden colour with low head and medium body. Aroma of hops and straw with some caramel hints. Taste of mild hops, straw, light malt, barley, flowers and herbs. Mild and thin finish with some light unpleasant acid hints. Drinkable, yet nothing special.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
christhoel (286) - chesterfield, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2014
citrus, golden, clear, frothy, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, thin feel, average carbonation, . its not bad at all quite refreshing after you get through the froth on top .

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
matstrange (86) - Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2014
Very foamy head atop a golden brew. A pleasant aroma from this beer gives it a freshness. The hoppiness is medium in intensity but the beer is refreshing and light. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Hoppybeer2014 (1) - Barry, WALES - JUL 10, 2014 does not count
Brains sa. Gold in my opinion is a fantastic bottled beer that is most palatable beer I’ve ever tried

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jamesie1857 (1694) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2014
500ml bottle from Tesco - Hazy pale golden colour, medium white lacing head. Fruity aroma of ripe oranges and lime. Taste is rather on the sweet side, citrus fruit with a feint hint of bananas. Okay, but nowt special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daniele (6656) - ITALY - MAY 6, 2014
Keg ambrata scarico un po di diacetile discreto malto amaro contenuto semplice

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
djoeye (2520) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 11, 2014
Pours one finger head, yellow golden body, clear. Some lacings. Scents of citric malts, citric hops, a mild sweet lemon spray. Tastes mild lemon, sweet malts, grassy fruity hops. Dry to palate, crispy carbonation. Finishes dry, fruity, citric, flourish, not longlasting. The 2014-brew seems to be milder and without resin and citrus peels, compared to ratings posted two years ago. Very easy to drink. 500ml clear bottle 4.7% b@smarket Finland, tasted@home Norway.

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