Brewed by Salopian
Style: Bitter
Hadnall, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 147   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BenOver (310) - SLOVENIA - MAY 15, 2017
Pours hazy amber to golden colour with almoat no top. Aroma is absent? Slightly skunky and fishy? Expected an awfull beer, but then the taste is pronounced carbonated, a little acrid and bitter. Hoppy finish, nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nihtila (3517) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 23, 2017
Cask at Heriot Watt. Clear amber. Nose is red fruits, sweetish. Tastes smooth, gently bitter, caramel, fruits. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (12724) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 18, 2017
Cask at Craft Clerkenwell. Clear amber with an off white head. Aroma of fruity hops, citrus and peach. Flavour is light to moderate sweet and bitter. Light medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thejackpacker (380) - East Sussex, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2017
Bottle from Beer Hawk. Odd. I like it but I was expecting a bitter, but this is like a bitter married with a stunningly hoppy IPA. The traditional bitter lover inside me is reeling, the beer geek is loving. If i wanted a bitter, i’d go for something else, and an IPA, i’d go for something else too but a nice experiment!! Huge grass hit upon first sip, very hoppy with huge hop aroma and aftertaste. Interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tombyars (1672) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
john44 (3041) - 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)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Werckmeister (3064) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
CraftBeerNick (2388) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vladivostok (483) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kwik-lime (1899) - 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.

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