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Buntingford Polar Star

Brewed by Buntingford
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Royston, England


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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.15/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
Cask; Regular (but not permanent). On rotation through the year.

Hoppy Blonde Beer.
A truly pale blonde in colour, this beer is heavily hopped to give a really refreshing citrus-hop kick. Pineapple, Peach & Grapefruit hop flavours abound in levels that are such that you don’t need to read the tasting notes to spot them…

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tdtm82 (1699) - Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2015
Cask, Ale House, Chelmsford, 27th November 2015. White lacing. Golden appearance. Tutti-fruity aroma. Flowery. Taste is tutti-fruity, oranges and tangerines. Citrus acid. Drinks easy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jjsint (2322) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2015
Cask at the Emperor, Cambridge. Light to mid-gold with a fairly big white head and masses of lacing. Grapefruit and lime with a touch of soap. Taste is bittersweet and moderately citrussy. But there’s that soapy note again (sigh). Good beer, but why do so many goldens taste so soapy? (I know why, but I want to know why it isn’t fixed). Still quite good despite its faults and probably not being in the best condition.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
johnrspokes (12) - - JAN 1, 2015
Pleasant, hoppy beer with long lasting aftertaste at the Red Lion. Preston, Herts.....

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Finn (6291) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 8, 2014
Fra gravity-cask på St Albans Beer & Cider festival 25 Sep 14. Lys gylden. Lavt filmskum. Aroma av fersken. Smaken likeså.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rune (11120) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 8, 2014
Gravicask, shared with Finn at St Albans Beer Festival, Hertfordshire bar. Crocheted lacing from a filmy layer. Bright golden coloured body. Grassy hops on the nose. Bittersweet citrus to the taste profile on a backbone of pale malts. Rounded fruit bitterness to the ending. Medium to thin bodied. Fair enough (25.09.2014).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jookos (5507) - FINLAND - SEP 18, 2014
Cask@gallows bird real ale festival 2014. Citrus hoppy, quite dry and bitter, but with some sweets for softness. Bit of butteryness, slight grainy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beese (2570) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2014
Cask at The Blacksmith’s Arms, St Albans on 16 Feb 2013. Poured a clear golden colour, with a rocky white head. Aroma of grapefruit, apricots and caramel. Full flavours of citrus hop, hay with biscuity malt. Finish was peppery hop, bitter resin and earthy grain.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SilverfoX (871) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2014
grapefruit and citrus aromas from a very pale gold body thin frothy head hoppy bitter grapefruit metallic taste with a nice sweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (16850) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2014
Gravity dispense at the Happy Man Spring Beer Festival, 14/03/14. Clear golden with a good sized off white head of bubbles. Nose is tangy citric fruit, bread dough, tangerine, straw, toasty ring. Taste comprises bitter orange, hop notes, toasty come pale maltings, light caramel, hint of vanilla. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, semi drying close. Decent GB - nice sessionable stuff carrying a noticeable hop presence.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
FatPhil (13867) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 27, 2014
Cask (Gallows Bird, Espoo, Real Ale Festival 2014)
Grapefruity bitterness, like chewing on the seeds, but it is a fruity aroma. Watery palate. Harsh minerally chalky finish. Too harshly bitter.

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