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Salopian Darwin's Origin

Salopian Darwin's Origin

Style Pale Ale
Country British Beers
ABV 4.3%
Serving Temp 6 to 8 °C
Bottle Size 500ml
Multi-award winning, Salopian’s Darwin’s Origin is easily a benchmark for the English bitter style. Notes of toffee, florals and spice with a good malty body are complemented by a long, lingering bitterness and delicate carbonation. Refreshing and quaffable—understandably a winner!

Shropshire’s Salopian Brewery has been brewing their beers with one foot firmly planted in tradition and the other in innovation since 1995.
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Product Reviews

  • Good drop

    Review by AdyG

    Nice and balanced with malt and hops. A classic British bitter... (Posted on 31/07/2017)

  • Great beer

    Review by Demetria

    Golden, tastes smooth gently bitter , light to medium bodied (Posted on 15/06/2017)

  • bitter finish

    Review by dazzler

    bitterness right through this one, have had better but worth another shot. (Posted on 30/05/2017)

  • Not for me

    Review by Ninja Terrier

    Sorry guys but this one did not tick any of the boxes for me. (Posted on 27/03/2017)

  • Eminently drinkable

    Review by neck-a-porter

    Lovely deep copper notes whilst managing to stay smooth, excellent advert for bottled bitter. (Posted on 12/02/2017)

  • Nice, straightforward, ale

    Review by JohnP

    Not exciting but nice for it. A good balance of hops and malt, very easy drinking. (Posted on 01/01/2017)

  • Very palatable

    Review by JP

    This was a very enjoyable and easy to drink ale. Not overly complex. (Posted on 16/12/2016)

  • Natural selection

    Review by Katy Skywalker

    Always a reliable choice! Tastes great from a bottle or cask. Eminently quaffable! (Posted on 06/12/2016)

  • Exciting english bitter

    Review by Jirvs

    Love this beer, delicious without being too 'out there' (Posted on 04/12/2016)

  • Good session beer

    Review by Birky

    Cask ale taste. Only 4.3%. Citrus taste. Long aftertaste. Not bad. Lovely Amber colour (Posted on 10/10/2016)

  • The Evolution of Beer is Here

    Review by Ben_with_the_beard

    Superb local (to me) beer. Great taste and smooth. Went down a treat and I highly recommend! (Posted on 04/09/2016)

  • Hoppy bitter

    Review by Alex

    A very nice beer, I'm a big IPA fan so this is towards my liking. Drinks a lot like an English IPA, which I was more than happy with! (Posted on 02/08/2016)

  • Salopian at their finest

    Review by irving297

    This modern bitter showcases everything great about the boys from Shrewsbury. Perfectly balances a traditional style with modern hops. (Posted on 17/07/2016)

  • A plesant surprise

    Review by Hoos

    Gently pouring a this gorgeously coloured copper bitter releases a wafts of citrus orchards in their spring blossom. The head eviscerates itself quickly leaving only a skeletal foam that stubbornly clings to the rim of the glass. Upon contact with oral cavity we are at first a wash in bitter zesty flavours, but before they have a chance to overwhelm the pallet they diffuse with such sublimity that one can barely remember their existence and we are once again compelled taste. This ritual continues for at least two bottles before we begin to recollect. (Posted on 15/07/2016)

  • Evolution of beer

    Review by Damien

    Crisp...smooth...bitter...balanced and delicious. Nice aroma too. Like nice citrus aroma. Definitely give this a try (Posted on 06/04/2016)

  • There's a pun here for the beagle-eyed.

    Review by Llamaman

    A top-notch copper ale. Resists the urge to go all 'craft' and blow your head off with hops - this is a more traditional 'pint of best' kind of ale, and nothing wrong with that when you do it this well.
    Solid malty, toffee body dressed with a delicate hoppiness. (Posted on 20/03/2016)

  • Different in a good way

    Review by Savmatt

    Very easy to drink, really tasty with a few different flavours coming trough, citrus, hops and a warming flavour as well. (Posted on 13/12/2015)

  • Anice simply beer

    Review by Gart

    This is a nice mild beer that isn't to over bearing. (Posted on 05/12/2015)

  • A tasty brew

    Review by palerich

    Drank this straight after a bottle of Otley O4 Colombo and it was a nice follow-up. Equally drinkable and flavoursome. (Posted on 03/12/2015)

  • solid bitter

    Review by wreck

    Pours dark golden, clear and with a small white head. Lovely aromas of malt and a hint of fruit. Malty flavours with a good hoppy bitterness and some fruitiness. Easy drinking and refreshing. Solid bitter. (Posted on 25/08/2015)

  • Classic Golden ale

    Review by Pierrethebear

    Very smooth palate and subtle nose. Not very complex and interesting but enjoyable. (Posted on 31/07/2015)

  • Light but tasty

    Review by Nick D

    Very flavoursome and nice with food don't serve to cold (Posted on 29/07/2015)

  • Bitter

    Review by Doctor J

    A very bitter, course beer. Disappointed. (Posted on 29/07/2015)

  • real Ale!

    Review by Andrew

    More traditional real ale than craft beer. beautifully flavoursome. (Posted on 02/07/2015)

  • Lovely

    Review by Andrew

    Plenty of flavour. Not too strong. Not too bitter. Lovely (Posted on 08/06/2015)

  • hopilicious

    Review by wayne

    I love Salopian. Every beer is a delight, this one is hoppy, bitter, and has a lot of citrus, well to me it does anyway. A bit like a really good IPA but in my opinion better. (Posted on 02/04/2015)

  • Evolved...

    Review by Ady Gray

    Aptly named, award winning beer. Evolution is part of the Salopian philosophy and here they have followed through to give a complex beer that really satisfies.. (Posted on 23/03/2015)

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