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

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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gegwilson (983) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2014
Cask in the Admiral Benbow, Shrewsbury. Amber with a white head. Nice pineapple aroma and flavours and a good bitter finish. Something a touch woody about it, but in a good way. Nice.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gwoodin (43) - Birmingham, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2014
500ml. ar: grapefruit hop. ap: gold, clear, minimal head. ta: grapefruit, quite dry, appropriate bitterness. pa: medium bodied, dry finish. ov: a reasonable beer. Strong grapefruit flavour.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beersiveknown (2785) - NORTHERN IRELAND - NOV 30, 2013
Cask@belfast beer festival
Hazy pale gold, fresh hop aroma, citrus and passion fruit. Dry tropical bitterness well balanced by malt, gentle carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
minutemat (1387) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2013
Cask at The Old Hand & Diamond, Coedway. How has it taken me this long to try this beer?? Exceedingly well-balanced bitter with a good malt base & pillow soft earthiness with a fruity hop character. Same again barman.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SilkTork (5179) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2013
JDW, Rochester. Lovely fresh citric burst. Cool and refreshing. Good marriage of clean biscuit malt and bittering hops. A little rough and dusty in the finish, but likeably so. Nothing special, but nicely done.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TaktikMTL (5661) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 12, 2013
Bouteille de 500 ml partagée lors d’une dégustation Ratebeer Montréal. Arôme: Légère odeur de céréale et d’agrume. Apparence: La couleur est dorée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de céréale avec une pointe d’houblon herbacé et de pamplemousse. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Présence de céréale en arrière goût. (Rating #5077)

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (7112) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2013
Bottle. Missus made me buy it- thought I’d rated this years ago. Deep bronze with a creamy, heavy-lacing lid. Aroma of good freshly-pinched hop cone, digestive biscuits, root veg, dried curry leaf, peachy Southern Comfort. Decent floral and peachy effort with sneaking bitterness and malt-heavy US IPA leanings.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niall73 (1410) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2013
Cask at wetherspoons Victoria. Pours an amber colour with a thin white head. Fruity bready aroma. Light to medium body. A little tropical fruit alongside malt loaf followed by a dry, bitter grapefruity finish. Nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beese (1540) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2013
Cask at The Moon Under Water (JDW), Watford on 24 July 2013. Poured a clear amber with a lingering white head. Citrus hop aromas. Flavours of grass and grapefruit followed by a little bitter resin. Best beer I’ve had in JDW for a while...

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dommod2011 (698) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2013
Dark amber pour. Clean hops and fizzy on the tongue. Reminiscent Danyul? Who was the OG? Adam? Moses? Chuck Norris?


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