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Buntingford Polar Star

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

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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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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…


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jookos (2161) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beese (1784) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SilverfoX (268) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (8695) - The ’Sham, Surrey, 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.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
FatPhil (9359) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hermod (3184) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JAN 24, 2014
Cask@ Gallows Bird, Espoo. Clear golden, thin white head. Light citrusy aroma, weak aroma overall. Flavor has citrus, rhubarb, hops. Super dry. Thin body. Not bad, but feels over hopped for the abv, now if thats possible.

- beerbasher/winphone

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
rosenbergh (6829) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 24, 2014
Cask at the Gallows Bird, Espoo, Finland. Clear golden colour with a tiny white head. Papery dryness, malt and mild hops in the weak aroma. Thin hoppy flavour with quite strong bitterness. Thin and unbalanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VastActiv (2845) - Oulu, FINLAND - JAN 23, 2014
Cask at Gallow’s Bird, Espoo. Real Ale Festival 2014. Colour is clear golden with small bubbly white head. Aromas and flavours: Some fruits, grass, hints of hops and malts. Clean and simple.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (3771) - Espoo, FINLAND - JAN 23, 2014
Cask @ Gallows Bird Real Ale Festval 2014

Pours clear yellow with a bubbly head. Aroma of citrus, grass and caramely malts. Taste is light, fruity and bitter with massive amounts of hops, hints of citrus and grapefruit. Finish is extremely hoppy, bitter and slightly fruity with long lasting hoppy notes. Nice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
laiti (5694) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 23, 2014
Cask @ Gallows Bird ⅩⅦ Real Ale Festival
Aroma is a bit musty with some fruity hops and hints of grain. Also pineapples. Flavour is hoppy with woody tones, some minerals and fruits. Finishes with lingering hops. Also hints of caramel. Nice and hoppy; a positive surprise.


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