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Dark Star Best Bitter

Brewed by Dark Star
Style: Bitter
Horsham, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Cask; Regular.
Traditional Sussex style bronze coloured bitter with a hint of rye malt and the classic Golding hops.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
witthatsbier (521) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 27, 2013
grainy slightly sulpherous aroma light copper colour mild malty taste with little bitterness sweet finish thinnish body a basic bitter nought special

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cunningham (7048) - Halden, NORWAY - APR 7, 2013

Appearance: Clear amber color with an off white head. Ok lacing.
Aroma: Malty and mild fruity.
Palate: Medium body. Slightly sweet and a mild bitterness. Soft carbonation.
Taste: Mild caramel malty and fruity.
Overall impression: Ok standard British handpull bitter.
Personal stats: Handpull at Sheffield Tap in Sheffield, England.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 31, 2011
Cask at the CASK Pub & Kitchen, 1st Nov 2010. Classic English bitter colour with a small head. Malt-led, a bit of a change after drinking two Dark Star IPAs. Little nose. Soft toffee-ish taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ladnewton (1811) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2011
Cask at CPK Pimlico, London on 13th August 2010. Clear copper with white head and shallow lacing. Caramel aroma, main kick malty with some fruits and a bittersweet finish. Mouthfeel light to zingy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (34643) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2011
Cask at Bree Louise, London. a hazy amber beer with no head. The aroma has notes of malt and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of caramel and malt, leaidng to a lightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsga (7307) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 14, 2011
Thin coarseish beige head. Hazy amber body. Very faint floral caramel aroma. Dry-sweet caramelly straw taste with floral notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft, smooth mouthfeel. Dryish floral wooden caramel aftertaste with rye crisp bread and straw notes. Quite nice, but a bit one-dimensional. (0.25l cask at Lamb & Flag, Covent Garden, London.)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nickls (2388) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAR 22, 2011
Cask at the Harp. Rich dark brown copper color; spidery lacing from a light tan head. Lightly malty, earthy, and herbal bitterness in the aroma. Heftier body, with some earthy bitterness, toffee, and dough. Dry, bitter finish. Very, very still carbonation even for cask.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Martian1 (10) - East Sussex, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2011
Pale, malty ale. Dark Star impress me with there use of Hops in all there beers. I have tried many Dark Star beers and they continue to impress me all the time.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 18, 2011
Cask Real Ale at Angleterre. Pale cloydy head. pale clear coppery colour. MALTY NOSE. sourish hoppy malty fullfilled taste. At the end hoppy bitterness. Maybe too hoppy for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2010

Cask (gravity) @ The Bree Louise, 69 Coburg Street, Euston, London, England NW1 2HH.

Clear medium amber color with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, nutty peel. Flavor is moderate sweet and moderate to light light heavy bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20100801]

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