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Brains SA Gold (Cask)

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


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RATINGS: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
Cask; Regular.
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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (12960) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 29, 2015
Cask at The Old Arcade in Cardiff. Pours amber gold/white head. Aroma is lightly spicy and caramel. Med body or nearly. Flavor is light caramel/mild floral/hint of grass. Finishes lightly fruit, hint of tea; refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DruncanVeasey (7882) - NUNEATON, TOP, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2015
The Felix, Nuneaton- one that nearly got away. Dense collared gold wafting with unusual galangal and pineapple rock sweetness blended with gentle pine. Same odd candy rock sweetness on the palate with galangal, lemon drop and aniseed. Some liquorice and that Caribbean herb I can never remember (sorrel). Cherry Tunes also despite the goldenness. Quite pleasant and completely unlike anything I’ve tasted for some time.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
MiP (14562) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2015
Cask at KØ15. Fruity aroma. Clear golden colour. No head. The flavour is fruity with a low to medium bitterness. Quite mild.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bamsen78 (4606) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2015
Draught, KØ15. Pours clear light golden with small white head. Flear aroma of fruit, with malty and floral notes and touches of hops. Mild, fruity and floral flavour,mwith weak malty and hoppy touches. Mild, slightly bitter aftertaste. Watery. Average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Martin243 (947) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2015
Pint at the Stone Trough Gateshead . Golden body white head that disappeared. Vaguely citrus aroma and flavour, but no particularly outstanding features. Bland as could be.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Giochaurand (234) - FINLAND - MAY 12, 2015
Pours golden with low head. Aroma is lightly hopped. Taste is sweet, soft malts. A bit too watery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (6193) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - APR 10, 2015
Gravity cask at the Walsall Camra, beer festival 2015. Poured a crystal clear straw colour with a thin broken white head. The aroma is light hop. The flavour is light bodied with a light malt, hop bitter palate and a lingering bitter finish. Light bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
miquelcrush (1937) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 17, 2014
Bona cervesa molt equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza muy equilibrada y sabrosa.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (14917) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2014
Cask @ Firtal , Odense. Pours clear golden with a small white head. Fruit, grass, peach and crackers. Short bitter finish. Decent!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MissPxx (911) - - MAY 25, 2014
Hardly there aroma. Darker honey color. Quite a fair mild hoppy flavour with very subtle caramel undertones. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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