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Salopian Darwin’s Origin

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

bottled
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RATINGS: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (17520) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 8, 2014
Cask @ GBBF 2014. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty caramel hoppy aroma. Fruity malty caramel hoppy flavor with hints of citrus. Has a fruity malty caramel hoppy finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (19950) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 11, 2014
Cask at Akkurat, Stockholm. Hazy pale amber. Hay and fruit, notes of sulphur. Dry with light body and crisp, firm mouthfeel. Cookies, hay and minerals. Long bitter finish. Lovely and hugely drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (3965) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2014
Cask gravity at the Watford beer festival 2014. Orange light amber coloured pour with a lasting loose qjute head. Aroma is big spicy hop, pollen and some resin. Flavour is nutty malt with mice pollen, spicy hop with a little resin. Palate is semi sweet, bit watery. Pretty tasty.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnandDenise (12) - Runcorn, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2014
Must admit I am a fan of big hoppy brews, and this is not a big hoppy brew, but nevertheless I love it. This beer is packed with loads of fruit, not to citrusy, but plenty of gooseberries and mango. A fine brew, refreshing and particularly moreish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
finol (2251) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2014
Cask at Akkurat. Pours clear amber. Nice malty and quite bitter hoppyness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hirigalzkar (2355) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2014
Cask @ Akkurat. A perfect autumn bitter with notes of apricots, marzipan, reisin, citrus and a well made cup of earl grey tea.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JoshuaStranger (189) - - OCT 21, 2014
Pours a clear golden,thick white head. Aroma is sweet citrus,quite strong and pleasant on the pour. Taste is malt,citrus,slightly acidic,strong herbal bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Saeglopur (434) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - OCT 10, 2014
Bottle from AlesByMail.co.uk.
Clear, amber body, with a medium, frothy, light beige head, that dissipates quickly.
Aroma is floral, fruity and sweet, with citrus, tangerine, some berries, caramel, herbs, grass.
Taste with about the same aromas, but with a dominant, herbal bitterness
Medium, oily mouthfeel, with a moderate carbonation and it finishes bitter, dry, with herbs, grass and some fruity, citric notes.

Good. Nice citric and bitter, herbal hops, balanced by caramel notes. Overall nothing special and not a beer I would often drink, but surely a pretty beyond average Bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (5765) - ITALY - AUG 18, 2014
ambrato scarico note agrumste leggero malto arancia discreta secchezza buona amaro finale agrumato

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdiBeer (1500) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2014
Aroma: light flowery hops, some grapefruit. Appearance: slightly cloudy light amber., small frothy white head. Taste: light sweet and bitter. Palate: light body, flat carbonation, average-long bitter finish. Overall: nice aroma and palate, yet could be more pronounced. Pint at GBBF 2014, Kensington.


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