overall
90
100
style
Brewed by Salopian
Style: Bitter
Hadnall, England
Serve in English pint

bottling
unknown

on tap
common

Regional Distribution

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RATINGS: 143   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.
Colour: Copper
Hops used: Cascade, Galaxy, Nelson Sauvin, Saaz
Style: Darwin’s Origin is an eclectic mix of hops from across the world but this blend produces a beer that offers something to everyone. Crisp, tart, fruity and refreshing but also with a juicy malt background.
History: The brainchild of Debbie here at the brewery, Darwin’s Origin is the most recent addition to the Salopian core range in both cask and bottle. It was brewed to celebrate Shrewsbury’s most famous son Charles Darwin. Like most additions to the permanent range of beers, Darwin’s started off as a monthly special and the reaction of our customers and staff saw it replacing Abbey Gates.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tombyars (1656) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - FEB 1, 2017
Tasted this in the Salt Cot, Saltcoats (JDW) on the 8th January 2017. Cask, handpump dispense. Crystal clear pale amber in colour with a thin white head. Strong green hop notes present in the aroma. Thin resiny mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malt delivers a full bodied digestive biscuit base with strong juicy pink grapefruit flavours unleashed in the mouth. Fresh dusty hop resins give a good counterpoint to the malt element and add complexity to the balanced bitter aftertaste. Finish is hoppy with tart citrus pink grapefruit still evident in the mouth. This is a decent session Bitter and I can see why people highly rate it

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
john44 (2742) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2017
Cask Half Pint at London Drinker Beer Festival, London, March 2014 - Copper in colour. Hoppy; grassy and piney hops, nice hop bite. Fruity; tangy grapefruit-citrus and some tropical fruits. Malty; biscuity malts, some caramel. Nice balance. Very tasty for ABV. Very refreshing. Very drinkable. Enjoyed this a lot. Terrific; a Lovely Bitter. (2014-03-12)

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Werckmeister (2562) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - DEC 21, 2016
0,5l from bottle at a party (about two weeks ago). BB 09/2017. Amber clear color, rather big off white head. smells lightly citric, light exotic fruits, bit grassy. decent smell. light Body, light carbonation, soft carbonation. tastes grassy, tobacco, light berry notes. finishes light to medium bitter with grassy and berry notes. rather average but drinkable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
CraftBeerNick (2211) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2016
Bottle at home, 14th December 16. Pours light copper. Aroma is light cararmel, hops. Taste is full, light hops, slight bitter, some caramel, floral. Very tasty modern refined bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vladivostok (466) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2016
Cask. Liked this. Mid-amber with plenty of citrus in the profile but a good malty backbone prevents it from dominating and becoming too astringent. Very more-ish and sessionable.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kwik-lime (1808) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2016
Cask at the Prince of Wales in Farnborough beer festival. Great citrus aroma, nice balance of caramel malt and some dry hop with good citrus in the taste. Good bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GlasgowTAD (1581) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 16, 2016
Keg at Inn Deep. Pours deep orange with a minute head which lingers. Aroma is weak grassy. Taste is citrus sweet, grassy bitter, muted caramel.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (18544) - P´Castle, GERMANY - AUG 10, 2016
Gbbf. Fast klare orange goldene Farbe. Geruch zitronig hopfig, citrus. Geschmack zitronig hopfig, trocken leicht harzig, gut!

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rob19a (224) - - JUL 23, 2016
Cask ale taste. Only 4.3%. Citrus taste. Long aftertaste. Not bad. Lovely Amber colour ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ndburns (190) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2016
500ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours a clear brown-amber with a minimal off-white head. Aromas of floral and grassy hops, malt and summer fruit. Taste is similar, sweet and fruity up front, with dry floral hoppy notes, only a touch of bitterness, despite the hop flavours.


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