Brewed by Woods
Style: Bitter
Craven Arms, England
Serve in English pint


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Fairy tale brew Pot of Gold is the latest in the Shropshire Heroes and Legends series. A smooth-drinking 4.4 per cent bitter, it is brewed to mark the myth of the Bury Ditches fairy who is said to have hidden a pot of gold on the ancient south Shropshire hill fort, high above the Clun Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Anyone discovering a fine gold thread on the site will be led to the long-lost treasure. Pot of Gold is brewed using water drawn from deep underground in the nearby Corvedale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
TEJA (1371) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 26, 2014
Lastning off white head. Thin golden color. sweet caramell malt aroma. Tiny body and small bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (20902) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2014
Bottled. Golden colour small white head. Aroma is some floral notes and some slight maltiness and some herbal notes. Quite a typical golden ale in many ways, including the flavour. Not much special to see.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (12988) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle 500ml (PBF IX)
Clear golden color, small white head. Earthy spiceyness in the nose. Light to medium-bodied. Spicey hoppyness. Very English. Short finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
olio (6494) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2014
50 cl bottle @ PBF IX.
Pours clear golden color with a small head. Herbal aroma, some malty notes with fruits also. Slick palate, a bit grainy and somewhat starchy flavor. Boring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
lusikka (6523) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2014
500 ml bottle @ PBF IX. Pours a golden colour with a small head. Aroma of grainy malts, pear and caramel sweetness. Flavour of toasted malts, bread, sweetness, grassy bitterness and mild nuttiness. Light bodied and slick mouthfeel. Soft carbonation. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
laiti (5953) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2014
65 cl bottle @ PBF Ⅸ, BBE 03/2013
Aroma is rather fruity with lots of apricot. Flavour has apricot, hay, some English hops and grainy tones. Feels dry. Nice, but the flavour is a bit short. Also the growing feeling of English hops disturb me a bit here.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
minutemat (1878) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2014
UPDATED: APR 21, 2014 Tried this again @ The Old Hand & Diamond, Coedway, a pub that always looks after their beer well / serves nice and cool, from a fresh barrel with my Belgian father-in-law. Frankly I was embarrassed to have bought him this as an example of local beer. In his words it looked and tasted like it had been left on the side for 5 days and I couldnt really argue.. dead, unmoving with no lacing & cruel, fleeting glimpses of hops. Being served this kind of stuff in my local is the reason I drank cider in my early drinking years, until I visited Belgium and had my mind blown. Here I am, full circle, 15 years later and its still here.

Cask @ The Armoury, Shrewsbury. According to the pumpclip this has been voted the Best Bitter In England! Well, its not. Served luke-warm for a start with a distinctly average hop character and boring mellow sweetness. Yawn.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2014
Bottled 04/01/14. A golden coloured beer with a tiny pool of grey head. Some sweet toffee in the nose which carries forward to the mouth making it oversweet. A bit biscuity. Low hop levels. A bit sickly. I think there are sticky Goldings in here but they dont really wotk.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gegwilson (1447) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2013
Pale amber ale with a quickly diminishing white head. No strong flavours other than a nice lemony bitter finish. Refreshing and easy drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (2364) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2013
Bottle. Golden amber beer with small head. Aroma of caramel and a little earthy yeast. Taste is caramel, malts and some sweet dry hops. Quite a nice bitter all in all.

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