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


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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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Available in 500ml (pastuerised) bottles.
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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (13038) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2011
Bottle at home. Clear, amber-gold with a fading, white head. Sugary nose with doughy malts and some sharp, leafy hops. Pretty sweet flavor, grainy, some hints of alcohol, mild, basic bitterness. Light bodied with average carbonation. Crisp, bready finish, faintly sticky leaf and straw bitters. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tommann (2974) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2011
500ml bottle. Pours gold with a large head. Aroma is grapefruit, orange and pale malt. Taste is grapefruit and pale malt to start, bitter citrus finish. Good level of carbonation but a bit of a thin ending.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
undercurrent25 (1578) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2010
Very nice golden ale, nice colour and well hopped, possibly the perfect summer beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ogivlado (6109) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 15, 2010
Bottled 500ml. -Pale golden coloured, medium sized airy white head, lemony cactus nose. Slight biscuity malty, lemony and a bit grainy with discreet touch of Cascade hops. Watery palate but pleasant and easy drinkable beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JamieFerdinand (163) - Hove, East Sussex, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2010
Bottled. Golden and fizzy with a hopped nose. Hops and citrus in tasting with a straw aftertaste. Lovely in the sun.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
gam (3457) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 16, 2010
500mlbottle gold pour good carbonation decent head aromas hoppy grain citrus earthy flavour citric hop grainy earthy has a butter like taste finish caramel nutty finish have tasted better

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mkel07 (3922) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 27, 2010
500ml bottle. Middle of the road golden ale. Murky and cloudy amber colour with a nice even foam head. Malty aroma that leans towards basic. Smooth mildly bitter flavour with a nice long aftertaste. Reasonable without being exciting.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
silversurfer (18) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2010
Bottle. Lovely golden colour but shame it’s not bottle conditioned. Floral aroma with nice crisp light taste - lively. Great hoppy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndrewC (337) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2010
Nice and light. Very drinkable. The cascade and goldings on the finish were nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
imdownthepub (10989) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2010
Bottled, pasteurised, 500ml from Morrisons, Banbury. Yellow gold with slight head. Initial, cardboardy, carbonated flavour was a little off putting but a light, lagery maltiness and a touch of citric bitterness pulled it through somewhat.

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