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


on tap

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RATINGS: 100   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Miksu (4972) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - APR 14, 2014
0.5 l bottle, thanks hanniku! Copper color. Very fruity aroma with tangerine, orange and lemon. Dry, bitter, fruity, slightly nutty and slightly biscuity flavor with restrained lemon, tangerine and pepper. Fairly smooth palate with bitter minerally finish. Light bodied. Good easy drinking yet fairly hop-forward ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mile (3093) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 10, 2014
Bottle. Light amber, average to large and mostly lasting head. Moderate, lightly sweetish and malty aroma, faint caramel, tropical fruitiness, grapefruit and piney hoppyness. Body is medium, malty and lightly sweetish flavor, faint caramel and light tropical fruitiness, grapefruit and piney hoppyness. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish, light fruitiness, bit sharp piney and some grapefruit hoppyness. Nice well hopped bitter - not too sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (4797) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 5, 2014
Cask at the Walsall CAMRA Beer Festival 2014. Poured a crystal clear medium amber with a bubbly white head. The aroma is citrus hop, light malt. The flavour is medium to light bitter with a watery hop bitter light fruit palate. Medium to light bodied with soft carbonation. A great session beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hermod (3417) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAR 28, 2014
50cl bottle@home. Clear amber, thin white head. Woody, citrusy fruity and herbal aroma. Solid. Flavor has citrus, grapefruit, biscuity notes. Hoppy finish, quite dry and with grapefruit lingering. A hoppy bitter. But this is a great beer, the "bitter" elements are clearly there, with the us hops complementing. I could drink this every day.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Braastad (424) - FINLAND - MAR 14, 2014
Brown color with little head. Aroma has tropical fruit, citrus. Great for beer of this strengh. So is flavor. Malty and fruity, very bitter. Thin, obviously.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (8761) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAR 12, 2014
Bottle @ home. Clear golden color, medium sized white head. Aroma and taste are malts, nicely hoppy and nicely bitter. A bit thin texture, decent body, suitable carbonation. Nice beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
undercurrent25 (1466) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2014
Pours a pale colour, light bodied and hoppy. This was a gem of a beer, much better than I was expecting

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TET (1731) - FINLAND - MAR 8, 2014
A light brown beer with a weak and white head. The nose is quite fresh, nice. Citrusfruits, some toffee and fresh wood. Taste of nuts, some toffee, surprisingly strong hoppyness, some citrusfruits, wood and harsh herbs. The end is more traditional with a dry wood. Light+ bodied, smooth and mild carbonation. Positive beer. Quite fresh, also citrusfruits and courage hoppyness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Idiosynkrasie (4025) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAR 2, 2014
500ml bottle. Clear, orangey, deep golden colour with average, frothy, fluffy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, white head. Hoppy aroma delivers a plethora of flavours: piney, herbal, citrusy, fruity; hints of grapefruit and orange. Taste is dry hoppy, mineral, slightly grainy and strawy, minimally piney.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VastActiv (3035) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 20, 2014
Cask at Black Door, Helsinki. Colour is slightly cloudy orange with small foamy white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, grape, hops and malts. Very fruity bitter.

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