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Salopian Golden Thread

Brewed by Salopian
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Shrewsbury, England


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Cask; Regular.
OG: 1048
Colour: Light Gold
Style: Of our core brands this has the most pronounced bitterness. A triple hopping of English First Gold gives powerful citrussy flavours and vinous aromas, however the malt grist of barley, wheat and lager gives plenty of body and sweetness which balances the assertive bitterness.
History: Golden Thread is Salopian’s oldest servant having originally been brewed in 1996. At that time a strong golden beer was a rarity as the current trend to golden ales had yet to escalate. Strong ales are becoming increasingly difficult to market, partly due to health and driving concerns, and partly because there are so few outstanding examples available. Golden Thread has sold consistently well because for a strong beer it is ridiculously easy to drink and because of it’s outstanding character – a fact backed by it winning multiple consumer awards from CAMRA, SIBA, Tesco and The English Hop association.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TEJA (1414) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2014
Cask at oliver twist Stockholm. Small but lastning off white head. Small piny hop aroma. Balanced bitterness with pale malts taste. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rarbring (1641) - Linköping, SWEDEN - NOV 5, 2014
Overall: Fruity, bread, bitter peel.
Note: Cask at Akkurat. Reviewed 2014-11-05.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
finol (2286) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2014
Cask at Oliver Twist. Pours hazy golden. At first very bitter taste of gooseberries, later more balanced smooth and fruity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hirigalzkar (2391) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2014
Cask @ OT. Sweet and hoppy (in a rather anerican way) with notes of honey, citrus and some herbs in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (7869) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2014
Cask at Six Deg North. It pours clear gold with a medium white head. The nose is soft, doughy, tangerine, apricot, passion fruit and wood . The taste is bitter, doughy, citrus, orange peel, soap, floral and faint shebet with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonmation. Pretty decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wimpyjoe (4927) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2014
Cask @ Old Gate, Hebden Bridge. Golden with a creamy head. Tropical fruit hopped with some malt in the nose. Has a citric bitterness and a touch sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
minutemat (1960) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2014
Cask @ The Bhurtpore Inn, Aston. Pours gold, lots of beautiful hoppy flavours bursting forth, particularly clear and delicious, and at a perfect temperature - I got the impression this was served in absolute optimum condition. A great beer with great character, it seemed everyone in this pub was ordering it.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
freiksenet (93) - - MAR 10, 2014
Slightly foggy, golden. S. Light maltiness, subtle fruits, pronounced English bitterness. Real ale watery. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tide (1968) - Espoo, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2014
Cask at Black Door. Amber color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, hops, caramel, resin and grass. Bitter finish with hops, citrus and malts. Good real ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjs (4933) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 26, 2014
(Cask at Black Door, 20140226) The beer poured golden and clear. Its head was small, white and it lasted long. Aroma had citricness and fruitiness. Palate was medium bodied with low carbonation. Flavours were fruitiness, citricness, earth, malts and bitterness. Afteraste was hoppy, earthy and bitter. A nice hoppy golden ale.

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