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


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RATINGS: 122   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96/5   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
djoeye (2879) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
pricey290483 (729) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2014
a nice golden beer that out of most of the brains lines i prefer i have only had it in bottle though so i can’t compare the draft

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mr_Pink_152 (2723) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2014
500ml bottle from supermarket. Pours clear light gold with a white head. Taste has light bitterness, body is medium.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2013
Appearance: Clear golden with 2 finger thick white head. Aroma: Citrus, floral and biscuit. Taste: Low/medium sweet and sourness, medium bitterness. Palate: Smooth thick texture, light/medium body, fruity malty, bitter/sweet abrupt finish. Comments: Tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TBone (14897) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 19, 2013
Bottled 500ml. K-Isolinna. BB 09/2013. Clear golden color, small white head. A bit skunky, salty English hoppy aroma. Light to medium-bodied. Nutty, woody, citrusy English hops in a bit too thin malt base. Standard British macro bitter. Not too bad, and even slightly better than keg version I had recently.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
deanso (7406) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 19, 2013
50cl bottle courtesy of and shared with jmgreenuk. Thin creamy white head. Clear golden pour. Subtle bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ken1 (1514) - DENMARK - NOV 17, 2013
A grainy sweet aroma. Flavor is nice floral bitter with sweet notes and a watery aftertaste. Color is golden with a white head.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lowenbrau (2856) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - NOV 4, 2013
500ml bottle. Some skunky aromas, caramel, subtle roasty and spicy ones. Pours dark gold, quite clear, with little vanishing white head, poor lacing. Medium body, soft carbonation, oily texture. Taste is caramel, some toffee and buttery notes, some roasty. Smooth and some bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (32164) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2013
Bottled. A golden beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of straw, malt, and fruits. The flavor is sweet with notes of fruits, malt, and straw.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
kevnic2008 (10530) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - AUG 31, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear golden with a small head. Aroma citrus, soap, grass. Watery.

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