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


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RATINGS: 118   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 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kerolasa (409) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2011
Good smell. Golden color. Sour bitter, bitter++. After taste is sweet and made me think straws.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jaghana (4579) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - MAR 24, 2011
Bottle 50cl. A clear golden ale with low head. Nose is orange like. A medium sweet to low beer with a dry finish, bitter with a hopy aroma more on lemony / orange side. Malt side is low and boring, a basic ale not complex at all, very disappointed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
12HundredBaud (262) - Sausalito, California, USA - MAR 9, 2011
50 cl bottle from a supermarket in Swansea. It pours a clear golden liquid with a medium and consistent white head that diminishes but leaves a nice lacing. The aroma has grassy and floral hops, as well as citron. It is very refreshing, with a hoppy character and little malt presence. There might be some ripe banana hint. It is a little sweet and tart, being basically bitter but less than an IPA. Softly carbonated, it ends very dry and leaves a pleasant non-astringent hoppy aftertaste. It feels a little watery in the mouth, though. Cool beer for summer; very nice and refreshing flavour. Also good presentation (bottle and crown cap).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (13853) - 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 (2985) - 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 (6301) - 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 (3572) - 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 (4258) - 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.

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