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

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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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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!


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2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ricardotorero (37) - - 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


4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Hoppybeer2014 (1) - Barry, WALES - JUL 10, 2014 does not count
Brains sa. Gold in my opinion is a fantastic bottled beer that is most palatable beer I’ve ever tried

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jamesie1857 (1330) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2014
500ml bottle from Tesco - Hazy pale golden colour, medium white lacing head. Fruity aroma of ripe oranges and lime. Taste is rather on the sweet side, citrus fruit with a feint hint of bananas. Okay, but nowt special.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daniele (5174) - ITALY - MAY 6, 2014
Keg ambrata scarico un po di diacetile discreto malto amaro contenuto semplice

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
djoeye (1206) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 11, 2014
Pours one finger head, yellow golden body, clear. Some lacings. Scents of citric malts, citric hops, a mild sweet lemon spray. Tastes mild lemon, sweet malts, grassy fruity hops. Dry to palate, crispy carbonation. Finishes dry, fruity, citric, flourish, not longlasting. The 2014-brew seems to be milder and without resin and citrus peels, compared to ratings posted two years ago. Very easy to drink. 500ml clear bottle 4.7% b@smarket Finland, tasted@home Norway.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
pricey290483 (177) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2014
a nice golden beer that out of most of the brains lines i prefer i have only had it in bottle though so i can’t compare the draft

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mr_Pink_152 (506) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2014
500ml bottle from supermarket. Pours clear light gold with a white head. Taste has light bitterness, body is medium.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Philym (919) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2013
Appearance: Clear golden with 2 finger thick white head. Aroma: Citrus, floral and biscuit. Taste: Low/medium sweet and sourness, medium bitterness. Palate: Smooth thick texture, light/medium body, fruity malty, bitter/sweet abrupt finish. Comments: Tasty.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TBone (12323) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 19, 2013
Bottled 500ml. K-Isolinna. BB 09/2013. Clear golden color, small white head. A bit skunky, salty English hoppy aroma. Light to medium-bodied. Nutty, woody, citrusy English hops in a bit too thin malt base. Standard British macro bitter. Not too bad, and even slightly better than keg version I had recently.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
deanso (5018) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 19, 2013
50cl bottle courtesy of and shared with jmgreenuk. Thin creamy white head. Clear golden pour. Subtle bitterness.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ken1 (858) - DENMARK - NOV 17, 2013
A grainy sweet aroma. Flavor is nice floral bitter with sweet notes and a watery aftertaste. Color is golden with a white head.


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