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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!


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ogivlado (5716) - 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.

3.2
   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.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
gam (3237) - 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

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mkel07 (3391) - 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.

3.4
   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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndrewC (323) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2010
Nice and light. Very drinkable. The cascade and goldings on the finish were nice.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
imdownthepub (10235) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (15073) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2010
31st October 2008. Pale gold beer, frothy white head. Sharpish and crisp palate. Mild hops and a little citrus. Watery. Semi dry minerally finish. Might of scored higher on a hot summer day.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike_77 (3122) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2009
Light blond colour with light foamy head. Massive aroma of fresh, citrusy hops. Clean, refreshing beer with a nice floral hop flavour and a slightly dry, bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sound67 (223) - Offenbach, GERMANY - SEP 22, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2009 50cl bottle. Hazy pale golden colour, medium white head that collapses quickly leaves some lacing. Fruity aroma of ripe oranges and lime (i.e. citric hops). Very low carbonation, smooth, oily mouthfeel. Taste is rather on the sweet side, citrus fruit with a hint of bananas. Refreshing but smooth hoppy finish. Very likeable, robust pale ale, though IPA-devotees should look elsewhere for more prominent bitter notes. Would drink again!


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