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

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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


tomclay's rating

0.6
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
tomclay (7) - - APR 8, 2011
Terrible beer, dry, straw flavoured. Typical looking pale ale, but with all the flavour removed


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ken1 (1190) - DENMARK - MAY 23, 2015
Aroma: sweet fruity and slight hops. Flavour: fruity bitterness with earthy notes and a watery mouthfeel. Colour: golden amber with a white head. From: tasting at Rasmus40 May 2015

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (12921) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2015
Bottle from Alesbymail. Clear golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, light fruity and moderate hoppy - grass. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 230515

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1670) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2015
Bottle from the Phesantry brewery. Muted aroma, a touch malty, golden colour white head. Taste a bit sweet.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
MissPxx (756) - - FEB 10, 2015
Very hoppy and fruity aroma. Golden amber colour. Extremely hoppy tasting. Quite bitter on the tongue. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
christhoel (287) - chesterfield, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2015
a highly recommended golden ale . could be a good beer for a session nothing bad to say about this beer

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (5764) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 17, 2015
Cask at the haymarket. Pours clear yellow gold, thin whitehead, nice lacing. Aroma and taste is lemon barley water. Light body, cereal grain finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gowdy (850) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - JAN 13, 2015
Half pint of cask at FyneFest. Really quite thin. Not much head. Cloudy golden colour.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorgeLee (1377) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2015
Cask in the Elephant and Castle W8. They changed the barrels midway through our session and ended up drinking the heavy stuff first and this last, not quite ideal! Pale golden colour, thin head. A pleasant enough bitter, some fruity hop, a slightly grainy body.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (12133) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2014
Cask at the Carpenters Arms, Tourist Town Zentrum, 19/12/14. Clear golden orange with a decent off white covering that retains well. Nose is pale malt, citric peel, orange, straw. Taste comprises grassy hops, bitter orange, lemon rind, hint of soft bread, melon, straw. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, semi drying close peppered with light grassy hop bitternress. Decent Golden Blonde ... bitter???

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (9986) - Hasborn, GERMANY - AUG 23, 2014
Dunkel goldenes Bitter mit ordentlicher Schaumkrone. Geruch leicht fruchtig hopfig, malzig, Citrus. Geschmack zitronig, hopfig malzig, leicht bitter.


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