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


on tap

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RATINGS: 136   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (10594) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 21, 2016
Cask at the standing order. Pours clear golden, nose is sweet toffee, light fruit, taste is similar, dry, light bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hippoman (646) - Durham, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2016
Cask at The Bishops’ Mill (JDW), Durham, £2.15/pint. Good-looking coppery amber beer with a smooth, white head. The aroma is appealing and full of hedgerow berries, citrus and jam. The taste is very fruity, with bittersweet citrus hop and sharp marmalade flavours. There’s also some doughy malt present. Salopian have a reputation for doing pale, hoppy ales like this very well and deservedly so - this is crisp, refreshing and enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (6669) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2016
Cask at the JDW Figure of Eight; clear copper pour with a White head, aroma has some vibrant spice and citrus, taste has rich malts, citrus, some pine, bitter grapefruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (9448) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 17, 2016
Cask up the white lady. Pours clear golden amber with a thin white head. Aromas of citrus, light tropical fruit, light caramel. Taste is piney, more tropical fruit. Light bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jamestulloch (3427) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 28, 2016
Bottle. Clear amber body with a thin white head. Low carbonation. Faint lacing. Aroma of Earl Grey tea, apricot and orange. Flavour of marmalade, grassy hops, juicy citrus and earth. Thin body with an oily mouthfeel. Light fizz. Delicate and supremely well balanced. I’d love to try this hoppy Bitter on cask.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
danlo (2551) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2015
500ml bottle from Moonshine & Fuggles beer shop, Ironbridge. Clear golden amber colour, white foam head leaving lots of lacing and aroma of malt, grain, mellow fruit, citrus hop. Taste is malty, with tangy, fruity, note of yeast extract and almost metallic hoppy bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry tangy lingering bitter finish. Nicely drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewTom (591) - - OCT 2, 2015
Golden ale. Piney, citrus aroma. More citrus, earth & spice in the mouth. A lovely pale cask beer. Rated by BrewTom

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
anfractuosity (343) - - SEP 7, 2015
Lovely bitter, aroma tastes of lemon zest to me, very enjoyable...................

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (8293) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2015
Cask@GBBF 2015, Olympia, London - amber pour with white head. Toasty malty aroma and taste, nutty, some caramel , slight grassy, citric orange and some pine notes, twiggy and herbal hoppy, nutty, bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3731) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2015
Tried at the Peterborough beer festival 2015. Amber colour with a white head. Fruit and citrus hop aroma, crisp bitter finish.

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