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


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RATINGS: 127   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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (8824) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 22, 2012
Bottle from one of the supermarkets. Poured a crystal clear amber with a thin white broken head. The aroma is of fruit and honey. The flavour is medium bitter and hoppy with a rich creamy fruity palate. A very nice session ale that deserves a better rating.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
olliejobbins (1578) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2012
500ml bottle. Aroma was simple - hops. Nothing else. Tastes extremely hoppy but the after taste is slightly metallic.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - NOV 24, 2012
Great colour and nice aroma. I think this is likely as session ale. Mild flavours of hop and vague citrus.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gunnfryd (14659) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 24, 2012
Bottle. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is fruit, malt, hop, apple. Flavour is fruit, malt, apple, malt, hop, grain. Medium body. ORdinary beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ManVsBeer (9737) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2012
Deep malts and hops in the taste, aroma and flavours which gives it plenty of character.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
JEK69 (396) - FRANCE - OCT 30, 2012
Pours golden-amber, with a very thin foam head. Aromas of cereals, honey and a hint of citrus. Some metallic notes. Not very intense nose. Very refreshing but carbonation is too artificial, fizzy. Taste is great.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
flying_pig (1531) - SCOTLAND - SEP 14, 2012
Bottle (500ml from Londis, Newcastle):
Biscuit like hops and some light malts along with an earthy hop aroma and a sweet, clean smell that is slightly yeasty but quite light overall and a touch skunky.
Light golden colour as the name would suggest and topped with a large, creamy looking head to begin with before turning bubbly white head that has pretty good retention and only slowly reduces in size over the course of a few minutes.
Light and malty with some sweetness and a nice helping of hops following this as well as a slightly biscuit and some grassy hops. Nothing too exciting but a solid and enjoyable taste and one that was fairly easy to drink.
Smooth and medium bodied with a malty, earthy base and low carbonation with a very slightly dry finish.

Standard fair for a golden ale, a little more malty than usual perhaps but nothing out of character for the style and nothing to exciting but still an interesting enough beer and one that is worth a try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grzesiek79 (4226) - Radom, POLAND - AUG 14, 2012
Dość smaczny ale z Walii. Kolor jasno złoty z bogatą pianą. Smak słodowy i trawiasty. Zapach chmielowy

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
txspartan (1052) - Berchem, BELGIUM - JUL 15, 2012
Bottle expired March 2011. Skunky upon opening. Rather flat. Citrus flavour, largely grapefruit. Not too tart.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Christian (13341) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2012
Copenhagen Beer Festival, May 2012. Golden with a small white head. Fruity and grassy aroma. Sweet fruity flavour with light, bready malt notes.

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