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


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RATINGS: 128   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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Beerheart65 (1503) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2013
Clear golden with short one finger head and just bit lacing. Aroma has hay, grass, some fruits, caramel-nutty malting. Dry and bitter, nutty, malty, medium body,average carbonation, bitter finish, bit grapefruity. Easy to drink, nice and malty with balancing citrus hoppiness. I liked this one.

ricardotorero (55) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2013
Better than some are making out, hoppy taste but if you like it is fine. Not very complex but worth a go

TomCouch (23) - Wiltshire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2012
Mmm. A bit too light, and slightly too gassy. Tastes a bit too mass produced. Not particlarly to my taste.

jmgreenuk (9559) - 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.

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.

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.

gunnfryd (14985) - 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.

ManVsBeer (10683) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2012
Deep malts and hops in the taste, aroma and flavours which gives it plenty of character.

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.

flying_pig (1582) - 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.

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