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


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RATINGS: 99   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
zacgillbanks (3584) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2013
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. This is a pale golden ale with bitter pine and caramel flavours, sweet toffee, biscuit and bitterness on the finish. Superb considering the low ABV.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nilz (471) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 4, 2013
Cask at ’munro’s’ Glasgow. Aroma floral, citrus and hops. Taste hops and a bread-like flavour. Pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ianwelby (801) - SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2013
Light citrus smell and light hop/ citrus taste. Unremarkable but drinkable if a touch bland.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 27, 2013
Cask Real Ale tasted at GB RAF 2012. Mild malty nose. Pale thin head. Clear pale golden color. Soft malty hoppy taste. Fruity hops. At the end hops bite.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
The_Bish (1123) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2012
I have really good friends. I like them lots. They give me different things. Some are generous to a fault (is that possible?), some don’t give much time or energy but offer so much heart, some are simply there. I wonder which type they see me as.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olsvammel (4727) - 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 (3347) - 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 (6159) - 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 (21894) - 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 (4212) - 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.

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