Brains SA Gold (Bottle)

Brewed by Brains
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Cardiff, Wales


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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
Available in 500ml (pastuerised) bottles.
NOTE: Only ratings for the bottled version should be entered here; the cask version has a separate listing.
SA Gold is a full-flavoured, hoppy and refreshing golden ale, brewed at the home of the famous Brains SA in Wales. Careful use of Target hops creates a satisfying bitterness, perfectly balanced by vibrant citrus aromas and complex hop flavours from late-hopping using Cascade and Styrian Goldings. A deliciously satisfying and refreshing pint!

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Grumbo (4747) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2017
Bottle. Backlog rating from bottle collection and historic scoring. Source not recorded. No tasting notes kept, just rating.

dave360 (35) - - AUG 26, 2017
Lidl beer wow for the price I enjoyed this beer very nice taste bit of citrus taste to it ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

p0urmeac0ld0ne (499) - Merthyr Tydfil, WALES - AUG 22, 2017
doesn’t seem to taste remotely like it’s regular SA equivalent. SA gold is a british golden ale akin to the likes of old golden hen, or fursty ferret. these are probably crappy, ham-fisted comparisons but they are the first that spring to mind. i was initially disappointed, expecting it to be some sort of prestige improved version of the original, but with age has come an appreciation of this brew.

Boothman (23) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2017
500ml bottle picked up in Wales. Aroma is yeast, followed by metal - smells lagery. Pours exceptionally clear with a good white head. Pretty well carbonated, and a good mouthfeel. Tastes as it smells, but with a soft lingering hop note (weak). Quite drinkable, but let down by the metallic tastes.

vinivini (3316) - Gomel, BELARUS - JUL 9, 2017
Can opens with wild gushing. Aroma & taste: buscuit malts and floral hops. Light to medium bitterness. Long hoppy finish. Generally decent.

john44 (3544) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2017
Bottle. Pale Gold colour. Hoppy (grassy hops). Fruity (citrus-lemon and grapefruit). Malty caramelly base. Nice hop/malt balance. Sweet with a dry hoppy finish. (2009-06)

MayumiH (1224) - - SEP 1, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours clear golden colour. Semi sweet. Lightly malty. Light nose and subtly bitter finish. Meh beer.

canadiankiwi (149) - NEW ZEALAND - JUN 17, 2016
For cheap beer I’ve had a lot worse. From bottle a clear gold colour. Has a bit of hop throughout. Easy drinking enjoyable

efeesse (661) - Praha, CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 3, 2016
Beer with gold\light color, light body, medium bitterness, average carbonized, very light drinkable, (bought a 50cl bottle in Cardiff supermarket).

alex_leit (5545) - Minsk, BELARUS - FEB 17, 2016
Aroma with pleasant hops, floral, citrus. Taste: malt, fruit, citrus, grapefruit, good drinkability, refreshing, slightly watery.

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