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


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RATINGS: 125   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!

ricardotorero's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ricardotorero (55) - Greater Manchester, - FEB 12, 2013
Better than some are making out, hoppy taste but if you like it is fine. Not very complex but worth a go

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
canadiankiwi (141) - NEW ZEALAND - JUN 17, 2016
For cheap beer I’ve had a lot worse. From bottle a clear gold colour. Has a bit of hop throughout. Easy drinking enjoyable

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
efeesse (394) - Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 3, 2016
Beer with gold\light color, light body, medium bitterness, average carbonized, very light drinkable, (bought a 50cl bottle in Cardiff supermarket).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
alex_leit (1946) - Minsk, BELARUS - FEB 17, 2016
Aroma with pleasant hops, floral, citrus. Taste: malt, fruit, citrus, grapefruit, good drinkability, refreshing, slightly watery.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LazyPyro (487) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2015
500ml bottle. Pours clear golden with a small long lasting white head. Aroma of hops and caramel malts, a little citrus fruit too. Taste is nice, hops, some caramel, and some citric bitterness. Seemed quite similar to a lager to me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pijepiwo (344) - - AUG 14, 2015
Drink in bootle, color gold, white head. Malt aroma, with lite fruit. Taste fruity, malt, nice biternes at the finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AshtonMcCobb (5048) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 4, 2015
Bottle. Appearance - golden with a proportionate head. Nose - caramel maybe even butterscotch. Then lemon comes through. Taste - lemon and caramel. Palate - light to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a finish that could be fresher. Overall - ok but not worth a revisit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hippoman (646) - Durham, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2015
Bottle from Bargain Booze, New Mills, Derbyshire. Pours very pale gold with thin, frothy white head. Heavy hop and basement aromas. Citrus hops hit hard in the flavour. Bitter and refreshing. A good summer beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mauroruellas (782) - GETULINA, BRAZIL - JUL 5, 2015
Galesa verteu no copo liquido dourado,límpido,espuma com média duração e formação,boa carbonatação com formação de bolhas pequenas;aroma maltado com leve cítrico ao fundo;no sabor alem do malte,uma maior presença de lúpulo dando um gostoso amargor,corpo leve,boa drinkability ,refrescante,final seco. Boa cerveja,foge um pouco dos padrões britânicos,mas é fácil de beber.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tomer (2852) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - MAY 3, 2015
at a tasting, thanks, smallish creamy head, crystal clear gold color, biscuity malty aroma with a fruity hint, light fruity hoppy flavor, herbal hint and some maltiness, light to medium bitterness, light sourness. Simple but nice.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
SilkTork (5529) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2015
500ml clear bottle, filtered. "Refreshingly Hoppy Ale" it says, but this is a blonde ale geared more to the lager drinkers than the APA drinkers. It presents as a lager with an indifferent pale malt, slightly greasy and grainy, but otherwise not there. Some mild dry bittering in the finish leaving a powdery taste is mostly what the hops give you, though there is some lemon and citric notes present. The SA name is just branding - it has nothing in common with that beer. Not good. It’s drinkable, but only just. And the clear glass means you get a whiff of light struck hops when you open the bottle.

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