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


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RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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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 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
oh6gdx (20308) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 8, 2013
Bottled (thanks laiti!). Golden colour with a mediumsized white head. Aroma is a bit grainy with some fruity and floral hoppyness as well. Flavour is quite bitter, floral and a bit grainy notes. Quite standard golden ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerheart65 (1000) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2013
Clear golden with short one finger head and just bit lacing. Aroma has hay, grass, some fruits, caramel-nutty malting. Dry and bitter, nutty, malty, medium body,average carbonation, bitter finish, bit grapefruity. Easy to drink, nice and malty with balancing citrus hoppiness. I liked this one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ricardotorero (37) - - FEB 12, 2013
Better than some are making out, hoppy taste but if you like it is fine. Not very complex but worth a go

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TomCouch (23) - Wiltshire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2012
Mmm. A bit too light, and slightly too gassy. Tastes a bit too mass produced. Not particlarly to my taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (4334) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2012
Bottle from one of the supermarkets. Poured a crystal clear amber with a thin white broken head. The aroma is of fruit and honey. The flavour is medium bitter and hoppy with a rich creamy fruity palate. A very nice session ale that deserves a better rating.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
olliejobbins (781) - Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2012
500ml bottle. Aroma was simple - hops. Nothing else. Tastes extremely hoppy but the after taste is slightly metallic.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - NOV 24, 2012
Great colour and nice aroma. I think this is likely as session ale. Mild flavours of hop and vague citrus.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gunnfryd (10536) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 24, 2012
Bottle. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is fruit, malt, hop, apple. Flavour is fruit, malt, apple, malt, hop, grain. Medium body. ORdinary beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wimpyjoe (3862) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2012
Deep malts and hops in the taste, aroma and flavours which gives it plenty of character.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
JEK69 (396) - FRANCE - OCT 30, 2012
Pours golden-amber, with a very thin foam head. Aromas of cereals, honey and a hint of citrus. Some metallic notes. Not very intense nose. Very refreshing but carbonation is too artificial, fizzy. Taste is great.

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