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Salopian Golden Thread

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


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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (6191) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hermod (4964) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jookos (3900) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Travlr (17662) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SarkyNorthener (3332) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (7165) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Towey1989 (962) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2015
Cask at The Earl Grey Inn, Leek. A clear pale golden colour with a thin white head. Aroma of melon, gooseberry, some grapefruit, slight passion fruit, a little pine, subtle caramel and floral hops. Taste of melon, gooseberry, some grapefruit, a little orange peel, slight passion fruit, subtle biscuit and floral hops. Light bodied and soft carbonation. A bittersweet, citrusy then floral hop bitterness in the finish. A lovely, easy drinking golden ale. Pleasant citrusy favours balanced with some caramel, biscuit and a floral hop bitterness. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TEJA (1820) - 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 (1958) - 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 (2643) - 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.

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