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Salamander Golden Salamander

Brewed by Salamander
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Bradford, England


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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.09/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Cask; Regular.
Award winning golden premium ale. Brewed with Challenger and Sttyrian Goldings hops, this beer has an assertive hop bitterness.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
BlackHaddock (4144) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2014
Hand-pulled half-pint in The Station, Oakengates on 19th Nov 2014: this pub majors on Yorkshire beers here in Shropshire. Poured a clear, clean golden colour with a thin and fading white head. Strange eggy smell at first, then a fruitier ester took over. Citrus hints emerged too. The eggy aroma did the beer no favours and it almost ruined the tasting for me, luckily I soldered on and the beer improved a bit. Hop led brew with not much malt action to talk about.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
teorn88 (3015) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2014
Backlog rating. Keg at CPK, London. It pours a slightly hazy straw color with a small white head. Aroma is fruity and hoppy, with notes of citrus, pineapple and grass. Taste is medium fruity and medium bitter. Notes of gingerbread, grapefruit and ripe apricots. Finishes medium bitter and slightly zingy with lemony notes. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
niquillis (1206) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2014
On cask at Smithfield, Hanley. Pours golden with a white head. Very smooth pale ale with a good balance of hops. Cracking golden session beer. In tip top form here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
evergreen0199 (2135) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2014
Cask at Cask Pub and Kitchen, Pimlico, London. A golden coloured pour with a thin white head on top. Hoppy, citrus aroma. Tastes similar, hoppy, citrus fruit, quite thin and watery.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theydon_Bois (9945) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2013
Cask at the Raglan Arms, Rugby, 16/12/13. Clear golden with a moderate off white head, lacing ensues. Nose is toasted malt, light plastic, orange, straw. Taste comprises citric straw, mandarin, orange peel. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry grassy bitterness in the finish. So so GB affair.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
wimpyjoe (4424) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2013
Cask @ The Stubbing Wharf in Hebden Bridge. Golden with a smooth head. Its aroma has a small sweet hop base to it, although its flavour is light at best - however this is more than drinkable and a fine session ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jamesie1857 (1482) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2012
On Cask at Dronfield Arms - Yellow with a small white head. Fruity aroma with a little citrus and a little buttery note. Sweet fruity flavour with pear notes, some grassy hops and a bitter finish. An okay beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
superflyguy (428) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2012
pale golden straw, thin head. slight pine and ctrus aroma nd flavour. strange bitter finish that puckered and tasted a bit of damp forest floor. not that impressed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tombyars (1411) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - MAR 1, 2012
First tasted this at the Paisley Beer Festival in April 2004. Cask, handpump dispense. Crystal clear golden amber in colour with a thin white head. Strong lemon rind in the zesty aroma. Thin but refreshing mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malt gives a juicy citric fruit notes of kiwi, lime and then more bitter notes of fresh lemon and grapefruit. Strong hop resins give a dry bitter astringent flavours full in the aftertaste. Lemony hops continue into the finish with dry astringency sucking moisture from the mouth. A decent session Golden Ale but too astringent for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 10, 2011
On cask at Cloisters. Pours a light golden colour with a thin white head. Aroma of grassy hops, caramel and barley. Similar flavours. Nicely bitter with mild carbonation and a light dry finish.

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