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


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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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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!

jackfrost9p's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackfrost9p (218) - California, USA - AUG 25, 2013
A little hoppy and very smooth. Light color with a little head. After a long day in London, it was very enjoyable and refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Finn (3759) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2014
NWAF 23 Jan 13. Gylden. OK luftig skum. God fruktig aroma. Smaken sammensatt fruktig. Litt mandler. Syrlig, litt bitter ettersmak.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iznogud (378) - CROATIA - JAN 16, 2014
Cask at The Fulham Mitre, London. Pours golden, medium body, mild flavor. Decent golden ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jjsint (496) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2013
Cask @ Cricketers, Bedford. Mid-gold, clear as a bell. Bit of white head, heavy lacing. Aroma is not particularly strong: sweet flowery hops. Taste is sweet throughout with a slightly more bitter turn right at the finish. Refreshing. Palette is fuller than most ales of this ABV.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
prawlie (1054) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2013
Pint at the Back of Beyond in Reading. Clear light gold, nice creamy, bubbly head. Lightly fruity, smooth, bitter, but soft on the palate. Light summer hop aroma. Its watery though, and a bit plain. Lacking in body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (1414) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2013
Cask@the avion, aldridge. Golden beer with small head and decent lacing. Aroma is of floral perfume and citrus. Taste is citrus, herbal and some bittering hops. Decent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gowdy (681) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - APR 26, 2013
Cask at Ye Grapes W1. Light golden colour with small head. A little on the gassy side.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Osprey87 (1158) - London via, WALES - MAR 14, 2013
I’ve always found this very hit and miss, but really nice when you get a good one. Fruity with a lingering bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
77ships (3313) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 10, 2012
1 Pint Cask @ the Hop Polles – this was retardedly expensive as opposed to their deserts which were quite cheep. Last one for the road…. I assume that this is the version that I had, if I remember correctly ABV matches. Pours a bright burned caramel with a very creamy, cask lacing head. Smell is mellow floral, light all the way with light hops, caramel and biscuit malts, toffee, light herbs. Taste is lightly bitter herbal, sticky, caramel, toffee, Tesco value pudding, grass, light herb, near aluminium touch. Mouthfeel is like a cross between nitro & cask. Bit bull but certainly not non-agreeable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
kiwianer (3315) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 6, 2012
The head is good, the body gold-brown. The taste is malty, a bit hoppy-citrus, thats all, mild but not watery. 10/9/8/8/-/8

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