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

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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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!


2.8
   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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
flying_pig (945) - SCOTLAND - SEP 14, 2012
Bottle (500ml from Londis, Newcastle):
Biscuit like hops and some light malts along with an earthy hop aroma and a sweet, clean smell that is slightly yeasty but quite light overall and a touch skunky.
Light golden colour as the name would suggest and topped with a large, creamy looking head to begin with before turning bubbly white head that has pretty good retention and only slowly reduces in size over the course of a few minutes.
Light and malty with some sweetness and a nice helping of hops following this as well as a slightly biscuit and some grassy hops. Nothing too exciting but a solid and enjoyable taste and one that was fairly easy to drink.
Smooth and medium bodied with a malty, earthy base and low carbonation with a very slightly dry finish.

Standard fair for a golden ale, a little more malty than usual perhaps but nothing out of character for the style and nothing to exciting but still an interesting enough beer and one that is worth a try.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grzesiek79 (3218) - Radom, POLAND - AUG 14, 2012
Dość smaczny ale z Walii. Kolor jasno złoty z bogatą pianą. Smak słodowy i trawiasty. Zapach chmielowy

0.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
txspartan (966) - Wilrijk, BELGIUM - JUL 15, 2012
Bottle expired March 2011. Skunky upon opening. Rather flat. Citrus flavour, largely grapefruit. Not too tart.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Christian (11119) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2012
Copenhagen Beer Festival, May 2012. Golden with a small white head. Fruity and grassy aroma. Sweet fruity flavour with light, bready malt notes.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fonefan (35077) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2012

Bottle 500ml.

Clear medium yellow colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, grain, toasted, toffee. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter with a long duration, acrid bitter, hoppy, malty. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120623]

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Geokkjer (5750) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 23, 2012
Bottle@Ulfborg. Pours golden with a small off-white head. Aroma of citrus, herbal and cheesy hops, some fruitiness and malt. Flavor is sweet and herbal with some spicy and fruity notes.Medium body, average carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Meilby (7616) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 23, 2012
Bottle 500ml @ fonefan
Pours clear golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, herbs and grassy hops. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with an average herbs spicy finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yngwie (13575) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 23, 2012
Bottle. A clear, dark golden beer with a small, dense, off-white head. The aroma is bisctuity malty, with resiny, citrusy hops and some toffee-like hints. It’s a bit heavy on the carbonation, dry and medium bodied, with flavors of bitterness, biscuity malts and citrus peel. Rather bitter finish. A beer that doesn’t impress me in any way, but it’s sure drinkable. 120623

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
saxo (14044) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2012
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Medium head with medium duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are malt, notes of butter, fruits and hops.


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