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Salopian Darwin’s Origin

Brewed by Salopian
Style: Bitter
Hadnall, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 138   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.
Colour: Copper
Hops used: Cascade, Galaxy, Nelson Sauvin, Saaz
Style: Darwin’s Origin is an eclectic mix of hops from across the world but this blend produces a beer that offers something to everyone. Crisp, tart, fruity and refreshing but also with a juicy malt background.
History: The brainchild of Debbie here at the brewery, Darwin’s Origin is the most recent addition to the Salopian core range in both cask and bottle. It was brewed to celebrate Shrewsbury’s most famous son Charles Darwin. Like most additions to the permanent range of beers, Darwin’s started off as a monthly special and the reaction of our customers and staff saw it replacing Abbey Gates.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kwik-lime (1715) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2016
Cask at the Prince of Wales in Farnborough beer festival. Great citrus aroma, nice balance of caramel malt and some dry hop with good citrus in the taste. Good bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GlasgowTAD (1389) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 16, 2016
Keg at Inn Deep. Pours deep orange with a minute head which lingers. Aroma is weak grassy. Taste is citrus sweet, grassy bitter, muted caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (17309) - P´Castle, GERMANY - AUG 10, 2016
Gbbf. Fast klare orange goldene Farbe. Geruch zitronig hopfig, citrus. Geschmack zitronig hopfig, trocken leicht harzig, gut!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rob19a (104) - - JUL 23, 2016
Cask ale taste. Only 4.3%. Citrus taste. Long aftertaste. Not bad. Lovely Amber colour ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ndburns (177) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2016
500ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours a clear brown-amber with a minimal off-white head. Aromas of floral and grassy hops, malt and summer fruit. Taste is similar, sweet and fruity up front, with dry floral hoppy notes, only a touch of bitterness, despite the hop flavours.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
redders1974 (1013) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2016
Wow great bitter great aroma and mix of hops almost like a session ipa in character tasty stuff indeed

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jjsint (2379) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2016
Pint at the Alma, Cambridge. Light golden brown, almost but not quite clear. Gentle but pronounced floral aroma with some nectarine. Sweet taste with a hoppy balancing bitter edge. Peach and apricot flavours in the aftertaste. Thin body. But thus is unbelievably good for the ABV.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
canddw (100) - - APR 8, 2016
Draught. Amber pint with light head and light carbonation. Full fruity aroma with apples and lemon. Real fruity hit in the taste, quickly following into a long decent bitter finish. Hints of light biscuit, ginger. Clean and crisp. Cracking beer.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Parmenion777 (157) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2016
Clear dark honey amber with a small off-white head that quickly dissipates. Malty and fruity, fresh citrus aroma. Sweet caramel malt and fruit, fresh lasting hop bitterness . Very nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (12724) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2016
Cask at VIC Station Spoons. It pours clear golden - amber with a decent white head. The aroma is fresh, juicy, lemon parfait, biscuit, cereal, light caramel, grapefruit and polished wood. The taste is crisp, smooth, bitter, fresh, biscuit, lemon parfait, grapefruit, spice, cereal, caramel, wood and toasted nuts with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Balanced and delicious. Tasty golden bitter.

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