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Salopian Golden Thread

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

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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (8371) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 11, 2016
Cask at the Stockbridge tap. Pours clear golden, nose is sweet toffee, floral, peach, taste is similar, dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martin243 (970) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2016
It seems like buses, good beers for the Friday after work session come along in two’s. Having recently enjoyed Naylors 5% Snowstorm, this one kept me and Mai in the Tilley Stone Friday gone. Bright gold, white head grapefruit aroma, lovely tropical and grapefruit flavours, Pleasing floral hops. Lovely bitter-sweet balance, and a kind of perfect storm of the best elements of a blond, a quality pilsner, and a golden Belgian ale. Of the four hand pulls on in the pub, I would say a good 70% of quaffers were enjoying this. Salopian yet to put a foot wrong for me.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VsXsV (3647) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 28, 2016
Cask at Crown Rivers, Heathrow. Clear golden liquid with small white head. Aroma of earth, floral hops, bread, light citrus, very light butter and light grain. Taste is light sweet and light bitter with notes of bread, light butter, earth, red berries and floral hops. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Bit buttery, but very true to style.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Don2711 (309) - - JAN 26, 2016
Citrus aroma and taste. Golden appearance and nice bite on the palate. Good strength. Very drinkable. Nice one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (6517) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - OCT 17, 2015
Cask at the Jolly Crispin. Poured a crystal clear straw colour with a frothy white head. The aroma is grassy hop, zesty citrus. The flavour is moderate bitter with a cool refreshing jammy marmalade citrus palate. Medium to light bodied with soft carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hermod (5173) - Vantaa, FINLAND - OCT 17, 2015
Cask@ Black door.  Pours clear golden with a thick white head. Interesting sweet fruity aroma,  pineapples,  mango.  Floral,  fruity,  citrusy flavor.  Honey sweetness,  light bitterness.  Pleasant golden ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jookos (4243) - FINLAND - OCT 15, 2015
Cask@blackdoor. Pale golden light haze. Honey malty, meadowy nose. Bitter, yellow fruity sweetness, some meadow herbs in flavour. Smooth nice, bit of a mouthdrying finish.

-- bb

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Travlr (18706) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 13, 2015
Cask. Clear pale yellow color, thick white head with good retention and lacing. Lemon aroma. Taste has white pepper and lemon.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SarkyNorthener (3496) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2015
Cask@jolly crispin, gornal. Golden beer with medium head. Aroma of citrus and malts. Taste is same with some hints of passionfruit. Decent.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (7789) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 24, 2015
Cask at the York tap. Pours clear pale yellow gold with a thin write head. Aromas of lemon, orange. Taste is bitter, zesty. Develops to marmalade on the finish.


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