Brewed by Salopian
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Hadnall, England


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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cask; Regular.
OG: 1048
Colour: Light Gold
Style: Of our core brands this has the most pronounced bitterness. A triple hopping of English First Gold gives powerful citrussy flavours and vinous aromas, however the malt grist of barley, wheat and lager gives plenty of body and sweetness which balances the assertive bitterness.
History: Golden Thread is Salopian’s oldest servant having originally been brewed in 1996. At that time a strong golden beer was a rarity as the current trend to golden ales had yet to escalate. Strong ales are becoming increasingly difficult to market, partly due to health and driving concerns, and partly because there are so few outstanding examples available. Golden Thread has sold consistently well because for a strong beer it is ridiculously easy to drink and because of it’s outstanding character – a fact backed by it winning multiple consumer awards from CAMRA, SIBA, Tesco and The English Hop association.

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john44 (3402) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2017
Cask at GBBF 2012. (Backlog / historic rating from old records. NO tasting notes taken / kept) (Backlog)

Davros IX (500) - Hertford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2017
Cask. A very rich and smooth golden ale. There was plenty of malt and this was balanced by good bitter hops. It’s not one to session because of the richness, but a good place to start the evening

tommann (3950) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2017
Cask at the Riverside, Pennal. Pours light gold with a small head. Aroma is mango and papaya jelly. Taste has mango, papaya and lime jelly.

Cimbasso (1007) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2016
Sampled on draft at the John Baird in Muswell Hill. Golden colour with a white head. The taste is dominated by spruce and citrus with a grapefruity finish. Full bodied and low carbonation. Very pleasant and highly drinkable.

tdtm82 (1701) - Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2016
Cask, JDW, Hamilton Hall, 20/2/2016. White lacing. Golden appearance. Straw, hey and spruce and garden dew on aroma. Taste is hey, straw, herbs, mint tea like texture and oranges. An odd but well made and definitely underhopped golden ale.

berkshirejohn (6660) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2016
Cask at the Prince Arthur (JDW), Fleet. Straw in colour with a ring of white froth; lemon citrus aroma; a crisp lemony citrus taste with a grainy, medium body; then a grapefruit bitterness with lingering honey. Rather good.

Stuu666 (14881) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 11, 2016
Cask at the Stockbridge tap. Pours clear golden, nose is sweet toffee, floral, peach, taste is similar, dry finish.

Martin243 (1222) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2016
It seems like buses, good beers for the Friday after work session come along in two’s. Having recently enjoyed Naylors 5% Snowstorm, this one kept me and Mai in the Tilley Stone Friday gone. Bright gold, white head grapefruit aroma, lovely tropical and grapefruit flavours, Pleasing floral hops. Lovely bitter-sweet balance, and a kind of perfect storm of the best elements of a blond, a quality pilsner, and a golden Belgian ale. Of the four hand pulls on in the pub, I would say a good 70% of quaffers were enjoying this. Salopian yet to put a foot wrong for me.

VsXsV (4550) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 28, 2016
Cask at Crown Rivers, Heathrow. Clear golden liquid with small white head. Aroma of earth, floral hops, bread, light citrus, very light butter and light grain. Taste is light sweet and light bitter with notes of bread, light butter, earth, red berries and floral hops. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Bit buttery, but very true to style.

Don2711 (494) - - JAN 26, 2016
Citrus aroma and taste. Golden appearance and nice bite on the palate. Good strength. Very drinkable. Nice one.

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