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


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RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pijepiwo (243) - - 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 (4134) - 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 (256) - 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 (541) - 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 (2259) - 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 (5432) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
eastkenttom (109) - herne bay, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2014
Not a fan. Has a synthetic aftertaste, that gets more apparent as it warms, the further down the bottle you get. Not an awful beer but wouldn’t buy again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
MissPxx (868) - - NOV 8, 2014
Hoppy aroma. Golden honey colour. Clear as a bell. Sharp tasting. Hoppy aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cimbasso (407) - - NOV 1, 2014
Golden-coloured ale with a white head. Aroma is not very strong, and the taste is quite malty with a light bitterness from the hops. Pleasant taste, with hints of citrus and herbs. Flavoursome and highly drinkable, but just a little thin.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (3841) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2014
Bottle. Pale orange, small white head. Drank socially without taking notes - numbers only rating. Malty, soft bitterness, a bit meh.

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