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


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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olsvammel (4457) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2012
On tap at Akkurat in Stockholm. It had a hoppy smell with fruits and flowers. Similar taste. Very nice and easy to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SarkyNorthener (3200) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2012
Cask@wagonandhorses, oldbury. Gold coloured medium head excellent pacing. Aroma of sweet Malts. Taste is of grapefruit, like a very mild ipa. Bitter finish that turns into an aftertaste. A very good bitter that is easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SaintMatty (6069) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 24, 2012
Cask (Akkurat, Stockholm) - Golden with a small head. Peach, grapefruit and biscuity malt in the aroma. Moderately hoppy taste with notes of grapefruit, apricot and tea.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (21773) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 18, 2012
Cask at Akkurat, Stockholm. Hazy amber. Dusty fruity nose. Dryish, light bodied, well rounded mouthfeel. Spices and boiled vegetables. Slimmed, drinkable. Long resiny bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (4135) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 11, 2012
50cl bottle from Tanners, Shrewsbury. Pours golden with gentle bubbles and a slim attractive head. Nose of lemon fruit and zest. Taste of more lemon fruit with just a hint of pale malt in the background. Palate is light to medium bodied with a nice tangy texture and a clean zesty finish. Overall good golden ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnRMurdoch (3905) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 18, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2014 Cask @ The Bon Accord & 500ml bottle from Beermerchants.com. Golden amber colour, reasonable head. Mild citrus biscuit aroma. Unusual grassy citrus flavour. Bitter aftertaste. More a golden ale than a bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjs (5471) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 23, 2012
(Cask at Gallows Bird, 20120523) The beer poured golden and clear. Its head was small and white. Aroma had malts, sweetness and hops. Palate was medium bodied with low carbonation. Flavours were hops, sweetness, malts, grain and bitterness. Aftertaste was mildly sweet and bit harsly bitter. An average bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TEJA (1781) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2012
Cask at Oliver Twist Stockholm. Lasting thinn light grey head. Both piny and flowery hopp aroma with medium dark caramell aroma. Caramell taste with piny hop taste. Small bitterness and easy drinkable but how it became championof Britan is a big ?

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (5113) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2012
Aug 2011: This beer is brewed some 12 miles up the road from my place: pleased to see it came 3rd overall in the CAMRA 2011 Beers of the Year Comp 2 weeks ago. This review is of a hand pulled cask pint, poured into a UK pint sleeve glass at the excellent ’White Hart’ in Shifnal. Light golden copper body with a good firm head of white foam sat on top. The lacing left on the glass telling me it was in good condition. The smell was of floral hops with an undercurrent of caramel malt sweetness becoming stronger as the beer warm in the glass. The taste was a good, hop front and finish, with the maltines from the aromas being evident too. This is a well balanced beer and very easy to drink. I’ve been to the brewery (in an old creamary) and they are lovely people who produce this brew: 50% of turnover is now Shropshire Gold, so it must be selling.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bottleandglass (1) - lincoln, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2012 does not count
if i had spent my life studying and perfecting the art of brewing this would be where i stopped. it cannot be beaten ten out of ten, well done

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