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


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RATINGS: 126   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 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Geokkjer (7346) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Meilby (10971) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yngwie (16523) - 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. Itís 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 doesnít impress me in any way, but itís sure drinkable. 120623

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
saxo (16972) - HÝjbjerg, 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chrisv10 (15518) - DENMARK - JUN 23, 2012
Bottle, 4.7%. Clear deep golden/amber with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, hops, little bread and a little vegetable. Flavour is malt, medium sweet, hops, little bread, little citrus and medium bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sfhodense (4789) - Odense Nō, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2012
Pours dark golden with a white head. Aroma is malt, pine, grass and earthy notes. Flavour is malt, pine, grass, light flower and fruity notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
lusikka (7700) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 6, 2012
500 ml bottle.
Pours a golden colour with a white small head. Pungent aroma of Styrian Goldings, English toffee and honey. Flavour is, surprise surprise, overly dominated by Goldings, with some tangy bitter hops, flowers and some toffee again. Light bodied, slick and somewhat oily mouthfeel (because of Goldings) and a malty, slightly bitter finish. I donít like Goldings, yet Iím still drinking this. Drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ALLOVATE (2912) - 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, Budgenís, Withycombe Village, Exmouth, Devon)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Zita (6136) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hansen (8436) - 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.

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