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


on tap

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RATINGS: 151   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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javiercrasher (577) - Granada, SPAIN - JUL 12, 2017
Suave aroma a malta. En boca floral, con algo de caramelo. Final ligeramente lupulado. Riquísima. En botella. BB 22/06/2018

dchad56 (486) - - JUL 7, 2017
Draft - clear light copper with small head. Good orangey aroma. Good mouthfeel. Orangegoid tthroughout in taste as well.

LazyPyro (1200) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2017
500ml bottle. Clear copper colour with a thin white head. Aroma: malt, fruit, citrus. Taste: fruity, citrus, zest, biscuity malts, moderate bitter finish, good hop notes for a Bitter. Light-medium body, soft carbonation. Nice.

planky84 (3259) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2017
Cask at the Star and Garter, Bromley. Amber pour with a white head. Bake apple, citrus and light spice aroma. Stewed apple, light bitter citrus, malt and vanilla flavour. Nice, easy going brew.

BenOver (314) - 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.

nihtila (3634) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 23, 2017
Cask at Heriot Watt. Clear amber. Nose is red fruits, sweetish. Tastes smooth, gently bitter, caramel, fruits. Decent.

kermis (13256) - 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.

thejackpacker (446) - 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.

tombyars (1702) - 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

john44 (3101) - 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)

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