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Salopian Shropshire Gold

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


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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
javiercrasher (296) - Granada, SPAIN - OCT 13, 2016
@ Cask. Clear golden to amber, medium white head. Bready malt aroma, floral hops. Medium bodied, low to medium carbonation. Dry, medium bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ekstedt (6528) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2016
Cask at GBBF 2016. Clear golden to amber, medium white head. Bready malt aroma, floral hops. Medium bodied, low to medium carbonation. Dry, medium bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (8100) - ITALY - AUG 13, 2016
oro carico limpida discreta secchezza lieve nota maltata con un leggero biscotto agrume buon amaro facile beva bergamotto

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ManVsBeer (8778) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2016
Cask @ Victorian Craft Beer Café, Halifax. Clear golden with a frothy head. Has a surprisingly fuller tropical taste and a potent dry hoppy aroma for its relatively low strength.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wheresthepath (2139) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2016
Cask at the White Hart, Beaconsfield. Difficult one to rate this, as you’ll see. Amber-gold with an odd clumpy white head. Lots of floralness and some lemon. Really quite tart. Clearly the tartness is not meant to be there, this is clearly off. But oddly it works rather well with the beer and I’m quite happy drinking it. At some point I’d like to try this beer as it’s meant to be; in the meantime it’s possible that Salopian could actually successfully sell gone off pints of Shropshire Gold as "Shropshire Sour" and do quite well out of it. Which does raise some serious questions about the legitimacy of some of the other sour beers out there...!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamestulloch (3504) - 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 (5006) - 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 (4381) - 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 (21902) - 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 (349) - - NOV 28, 2015
Yellow coloured beer, crystal clear, fruity slightly lemony...........................

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