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


on tap

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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (35220) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2009
Cask (handpump) @ The Standing Order, 62–66 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2LR, Scotland.
Clear medium amber color with a average, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate hoppy, citrus, grapefruit, orange shell, pepper notes. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20090409]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (31470) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2010
From cask. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is fruity and mild citrusy. Sweet and citrusy hops flavoured. citrusy and bitter dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29474) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2011
Cask at GBBF 2010. An amber beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma has notes of spices and flowers. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt and straw as well as lighter notes of spices.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (21072) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2010
Cask. Cloudy amber coloured with a medium sized white head. Fruity aroma of hops and grass with notes of puke. Fruity flavour of hops, grass and pine needle.s Dry hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20618) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 26, 2010
Cask@GBBF2010. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is quite hoppy with some mild nutty and wooden notes. Flavour is fruits, wood, herbs, nuts and some mild notes of caramel as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (15309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2011
17th May 2009
Spoons Fest.Clear light amber beer. Semi dry palate. Rich grapefruit hops with a good balance of sweet malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (14680) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 13, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2009 Cask at JDW edinburgh... amber ... creamy head ... light fruity hiop nose ... big hop grapefruit and little pine ... bitter linger... 3.6

Cask at JDW winchester ... amber ... white lacing ... big grapefruithopnose ... bitter but very fruity ... loads of grapefruit... juicy with drying linger... 3.6

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (14089) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2014
Bottle. Medium head with medium duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are bitter grassy hops, straw, malt and fruits. Nice bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (13844) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2009
Cask handpull at Society Rooms, JDW, Maidstone. After drinking some disappointing festival beers, this was superb. Gold, lasting beige head. Lots of grapefruit hop on aroma. Lots of hops everywhere. That is excellent uber hoppy beer for the UK. Resiny hops, lovely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TBone (12815) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 21, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2012 Cask@Market Porter
Clear deep golden color, steady white creamy head. Very light and honeyish aroma. Light palate. Flavor is slightly honeyish with light lemony hoppyness. Leading to slightly sweetish and hoppy aftertaste. Boring. (6/2/5/2/9 2.4)
Cask@Kitty’s, Helsinki
Pale amber color, small white head. Piney-apricot fruity aroma. Light palate. Piney hoppy flavor with dry woodyness and grapefruit. Lingering bitterness in the aftertaste. Simple but in better condition than one I sampled a year ago. (7/3/7/2/11 3.0)

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