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

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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   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!


2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ALLOVATE (2384) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 30, 2012
Bright orange gold with irregularly sized bubbles and a depleting, sudsy white head. Bready, starchy and oddly yeasty nose with just a little caramelised lemon conserve sweetness. Gassy and watery thin on the palate. A sharp, weedy hop backend is outstanding atop some sunny toasted grain flavours. Moderately bitter with a rubbery aftertaste that thankfully fades quickly. Subtle honey-like sweetness saves it from the monotone as it warms. The mouthfeel becoming more and more soapy as it goes too. A disappointing Blonde Ale. Nothing works!! (50cL, Budgen’s, Withycombe Village, Exmouth, Devon)

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Zita (4603) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2012
light caramel and fruit aroma,yellow,clear, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, oily feel, soft carbonation, light bitter finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hansen (6572) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2012
Golden coloured and clear. Has a white head, mostly diminishing. Aroma is hoppy, herbs and grass. Flavor starts light sweet and finish moderate to heavy bitter. Dry texture and soft carbonation.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
HenrikSoegaard (10480) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2012
Bottle. Frothy white fair mostly deminishing head. Yellow colour. Light malty and hoppy aroma. Light bitter flavor. average light bitter fnish. watery palate. boring.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palme (3311) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 22, 2012
Sampled from 0.5l bottle @ Ølfestival København 2012. A near clear straw-golden one with a small and quickly sidesticking just off-white head. The aroma is light hoppy, some acidity also. Citrus and malts. Not extreme. It has a thin and almost watery texture and it’s average carbonated. Feels at first light sweet in the mouth but the hops kicks in after a while and makes is somewhat fruity. More citrus and perhaps some peachy tones here as well. Ends light mouthdrying in a lasting finish. Not bad! 10.05.2012

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joergen (20662) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2012
Bottle at Ølfestival 2012. Clear golden coloured with a small white head. Fruity aroma of caramel and hops with skunky notes. Fruity flavour of caramel and hops with skunky notes. Hoppy finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rasmus40 (10943) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2012
DØE. Clear golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, light grainy and light hoppy - grass. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and light bitter finish. 100512

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (30913) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2012
50 cl bottle. Pours clear amdngolden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is fruity and loght grassy,crisp hoppy and loght bitter. Citrusy and grassy too. Bitter and dry finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MiP (13596) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2012
Bottle. Mild green apple aroma. Clear golden colour. Small head. The flavour is mildly grainy, but not unpleasant. Has a little citric note, probably from the hops.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2012
Bottle 50 cl. Pours a clear yellow with a small white head. Fruity and lightly citrusy nose. Medium body, fruity and lightly sulphurous with a dry finish. Pleasant and easy going. 110512


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