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


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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.

OG: 1037
Colour: Light Copper/Gold
Style: Golden, with a flora aroma and a full hoppy flavour that is balanced by a crisp dry maltiness and a rich finish
History: Shropshire Gold was first brewed in July 1998. We had decided that a brew was needed that could compete with the session beers produced by National brewers such as Bass as well as other local producers. We decided to make a beer that would have a rich gold colour to please the eye, a full rich flavour to make it appeal to those who preferred a stronger beer, and a pronounced hop character to please everyone! This concept obviously worked as sales have increased markedly year on year. Shropshire Gold now makes up over half the production of the brewery and is listed as the house beer in at least 40 local outlets, a testimony to a consistent product and a keen price.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ianwelby (1566) - - APR 27, 2013
Light citrus smell and light hop/ citrus taste. Unremarkable but drinkable if a touch bland.

jrh2254 (191) - burton-on-trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2018
From a beer hawk mystery case. Pours golden , nice best bitter with s hoppy fruity taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

GreenCat (216) - SLOVENIA - JAN 2, 2018
0,5 l bottle. Pours light golden yellow with a finger of frothy dissipating white head. Aroma is floral hop and mild malty. Taste is light sweet and medium bitter. Body is on the light side, texture thin and carbonation average. Finish is medium long, dry, moderately bitter, herbal. Easy drinker, despite lite metallic taste.

deyholla (12590) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 23, 2017
Cask at The Brewery Tap. Pours a clear gold with a white head that lasts throughout the beer and laces. Aroma has hay and grass with some bread and straw underlying. Flavor is straw and grass forward with bras and grains backing.

BlackHaddock (7965) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2017
Hand-pulled pint on 2nd Nov 2017, inside Albert's Shed. Gold body, white crown. Hoppy and woody in nature, fairly dry and fairly bitter: decent. Not sure if this is a re-badged Salopian beer or in fact a new one.
Earlier Rating: 4/10/2012 Total Score: 3.3
Aug 2011: This beer is brewed some 12 miles up the road from my place: pleased to see it came 3rd overall in the CAMRA 2011 Beers of the Year Comp 2 weeks ago. This review is of a hand pulled cask pint, poured into a UK pint sleeve glass at the excellent ’White Hart’ in Shifnal. Light golden copper body with a good firm head of white foam sat on top. The lacing left on the glass telling me it was in good condition. The smell was of floral hops with an undercurrent of caramel malt sweetness becoming stronger as the beer warm in the glass. The taste was a good, hop front and finish, with the maltines from the aromas being evident too. This is a well balanced beer and very easy to drink. I’ve been to the brewery (in an old creamary) and they are lovely people who produce this brew: 50% of turnover is now Shropshire Gold, so it must be selling.

GuideDogSaint (1812) - Xiamen, CHINA - AUG 5, 2017
Cask half at the Coronation Hall, Surbiton. Pours clear golden with a white head. Aroma of malt, some hops. Mostly bitter finish.

BeerViking (5133) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2017
Cask at the Lamb Chiswick, golden with a thin head, faint lemon and sage on the nose, moderately bitter, malty sweet body with a distant nuttiness, more bitter citrus in the finish. A pleasing golden ale.

BenOver (339) - SLOVENIA - MAY 10, 2017
Pours dark golde, with minimum, quickly diminishing top white coloured. Strong acrid aroma, diacetyl. Upon settling, yeasty aroma and malts, some hops present as well. Taste is slightly slur at first then very sour. Overwhealms the whole tasting place. Bitterness is not pronounced. Should/could be very much better.

niquillis (2752) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2017
Cask at Congress, Longton. Pours dark gold with a slight haze. Wishy washy with a hint of citrus some biscuit. Very average.

john44 (3456) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2017
Cask Pint at Wibbas Down (JDW), Wimbledon, London in Oct 2009 - Golden in colour. Fruity; citrus orange. Malty; biscuity, almost wheaty, malts. Hoppy; grassy hops. Bitter citrus fruity. OK. Drinkable. (2009-10)

tommann (4033) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2017
Cask at West One, Hagley. Pours gold with a large head. Aroma is straw and vanilla. Taste has grainy straw. Bland and watery.

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