Brewed by Salopian
Style: Bitter
Shrewsbury, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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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 15/20
Miksu (4972) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - APR 1, 2012
Cask at Angleterre, Helsinki. Slightly hazy golden to copper color. Flowery, fruity, nutty and slightly citrusy aroma. Nutty and fruity taste with toffee and apple skin. Nutty and bitter finish. Smooth light body, very drinkable. Very tasty, especially considering the ABV.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lusikka (6523) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 27, 2012
Cask @ O’Connell’s, Tampere.
Pours an unclear copper colour with a thick white head. Aroma of lovely floral hops and caramel. Flavour of strong malts, floral hops, citrus and some piney notes. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and a bitter, slightly fruity finish. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HenrikSoegaard (10771) - Randers, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2012
Cask. Frothy white fair mostly deminishing head. Yellow colour. Light malty and heavuy hoppy aroma. Flowery and perfumded notes. Heavy biter flavor. Long heavy bitter finish. Creamy palate. Fantastic beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (14158) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2012
Cask @ Wetherspoon, Liverpool Street. Nice head with good duration. Color is rich floral hops, fruits and malt. Soft carbonated and full bodied. Yummy!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nocturne (882) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2012
Cask at JDW. Hazy golden pour, short head that eventually breaks up. Leaves some lacing. Floral, hoppy aroma. Sharp, pithy, lemony, citric bitterness with a decent mouthfeel. Refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
berkshirejohn (4673) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2012
Cask at the Victoria Station JDW. Amber with a thin white head; grassy aroma; soft and grainy body; with a flabby finish with some grassy bitterness and a faint trace of grapefruit. Rather disappointing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tombyars (1410) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - MAR 1, 2012
First tasted this in the Esquire House, Glasgow (JDW) in June 2007. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear vibrant golden yellow in colour with a thin white head. Tart citric note in the hoppy aroma. Thin and watery mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malt gives a thin base with zesty lemon rind dominating the flavour. Dry dusty hop resins add an astringent bitterness to the aftertaste. Finish is very dry with lemon pith prevalent in the palate. An ok session bitter for hot summer days.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stravale (2258) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - FEB 9, 2012
Cask @ JDW Inverness
Straw colour...clear...rich white head...very good lacing
Aroma - sweet light malts...citrus hops...light citrus fruits...hint of orange
Taste - juicy citrus fruits..soft orange..light grapefruit...hint of creamy custard...light biscuit underneath...good flavour for 3.8% abv
Palate - soft carb...smooth texture....more sweet than bitter...citrus tang. Finish - smooth citrus with a bitter biscuity tail
Overall - well made golden ale with a nice light citrus flavour for 3.8% abv. This isn’t a bitter IMHO...top condition today

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (8303) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2012
Cask, Swan & Rushes, Leicester. Golden with an off white foam. Aromas are caramel with damp cardboard and floral notes. Mellow lemon with dusty yeast. Flavours are sweet lemon with light toast malts. Some leafiness with soft spices. Dry on the finish with a surprisingly gritty finish. Inferior in every way to the Oakham brew I just had.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rosenbergh (7353) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 20, 2012
Cask at the Gallows Bird XV Real Ale Festival, Espoo, Finland.
Pale golden colour with slightly reddish hue and small frothy white head. Floral and soapy hoppiness and moderate bitterness in aroma. Floral and soapy bitter hops and yeast in flavour. Bitterness stays. Light and thinnish.

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