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Salopian Shropshire Gold

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


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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.

OG: 1037
Colour: Light Copper/Gold
Style: Golden, with a flora aroma and a full hoppy flavour that is balanced by a crisp dry maltiness and a rich finish
History: Shropshire Gold was first brewed in July 1998. We had decided that a brew was needed that could compete with the session beers produced by National brewers such as Bass as well as other local producers. We decided to make a beer that would have a rich gold colour to please the eye, a full rich flavour to make it appeal to those who preferred a stronger beer, and a pronounced hop character to please everyone! This concept obviously worked as sales have increased markedly year on year. Shropshire Gold now makes up over half the production of the brewery and is listed as the house beer in at least 40 local outlets, a testimony to a consistent product and a keen price.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamestulloch (3088) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 20, 2016
Cask at Odfellows. Clear golden body with a medium white head. Good lacing. Aroma of earth, grass and herbs. Flavour of grass, earthy hops and lemon. Medium body with an oily texture. Soft prickle of carbonation. A decent cask ale, but not as tasty as Oracle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (4772) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2016
Bottle. Golden and clear with a small head. Slightly bitter with some hoppiness. Plenty of flavour and strength for a good session beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DanielBrown (4336) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2016
Cask at Sun on the Hill, Birmingham. Good UK cask fare. Juicy, sweet, faintly perfumed Golden. Has sweet fruitiness aplenty for the abv. Sess-shun.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (20234) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 29, 2015
Cask at cloisters... Golden amber.. Thin white lacing.. Soft fruits.. Light floral fruit

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
anfractuosity (310) - - NOV 28, 2015
Yellow coloured beer, crystal clear, fruity slightly lemony...........................

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stuu666 (9531) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 4, 2015
Cask at cloisters. Pours clear golden, nose is toffee, floral, light lemon, taste is sweet fruit, dry toffee

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
jjsint (2043) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2015
Cask at the Wellington Arms, Bedford. Light gold with a loose white head. Malty smell with a suggestion of lemon. Bittersweet taste with a soapy/malty backbone. The sweet fruity finish and full, well-carbonated palate make a happy ending to this less-than-exciting beer. Not one of Salopian’s best but still ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
teorn88 (5743) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2015
Backlog rating. Cask at JDW CW, London. It pours a clear golden color with a light white head. Aroma is lightly crispy, grassy, grainy with floral hops. Taste has light dried leaves, floral notes, grass, bread. Light bodied with ok carbonation. Overall, decent

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrTipple (2983) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2015
Aroma: light fruity, some grain malts, light floral notes. Appearance: clear gold, small, frothy, white head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: light floral bitters continue, some bread malts, slightly watery. Overall: OK Golden Ale, nothing too special thought. Pint at GBBF 2015, Kensington Olympia.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Towey1989 (1510) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2016 Cask at The Little Vic, Newcastle-Under-Lyme. A clear golden colour with a foamy white head. Aroma of orange, slight custard, a little caramel, subtle biscuit and floral hops. Taste of orange, slight grapefruit, some caramel, a little biscuit and floral hops. Light bodied and soft carbonation. A dryish, floral hop bitterness in the finish. A good golden ale with nice citrus and floral flavours. Decent malt backbone too.

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