Home >

Dark Star Carafa Jade

Brewed by Dark Star
Style: Amber Ale
Horsham, England


on tap

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cask; Special - July 2011.
Far from being jade coloured, this beer celebrates the beauty of the German Carafa barley malt that gives it a warm bronze colour without making it heavy or sweet. The clear palate is ideal to enjoy the full spiciness from the versatile New Zealand, Pacific Jade hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdiBeer (2283) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2015
Aroma: Earl Grey tea, fruity, sweet grain malts, some floral hops. Appearance: clear amber, small, off-white, creamy head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: intense pine, grain malts, soem caramel, soft carbonation, sweet throughout. Overall: nice Amber Ale, very good palate. Pint at CASK Pub & Kitchen, Pimlico.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerViking (3332) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2015
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2015 Cask at the CBC Clerkenwell, red with a thin ring, citrus toffee nose, beautiful rich body with toasted caramel, tangy citrus, a little cocoa, delicious!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sir__v (1192) - Lille, FRANCE - SEP 18, 2015
Cask @ Cask Pub & Kitchen, London - UK. Color: clear amber beer with no carbonation and small ivory brown head. Smell: sweet caramel and grassy with hops. Finish very nice taste. Taste: highly drinkable. Nice sweet malt taste good caramel and hoppy finish. Very nice! I like it! Aftertaste: good wet grassy hoppy bitterness. I recommend it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorgeLee (1480) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2015
Cask at CASK. Ruddy brown colour, thin head. Nice, interesting bittersweet balance here. Fruity, spicy, bitter hop, some nice sweet malt. Drunk side by side with the Saltaire New World Red, this was less in your face and yet more complex, more fruity and less earthy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Smithld1 (49) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2015
Pint of cask. Very pleasant and inoffensive. Lovely reddy colour, persistent head with lacing. Dried berries. Sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2014
Cask Pint at Wibbas Down (JDW), Wimbledon, London in July 2012 - Deep Bronze in colour. Very Hoppy; resiny floral and spicy hops. Fruity; citrus grapefruit and orange fruits. Malty; toasty malts, caramel. Pungent hoppy fruity brew throughout. Increasingly bitter in the lingering finish. Wish I had had another pint of this. Very Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BenH (3206) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 15, 2013
Keg at bat. Nice deep amber with no head, flat. NZ hop aroma, bubblegum, peach, melon, berries. Similar flavours. Quite flat, little sweet and clean. Wasn’t sure at first but pretty decent. Some carb wouldn’t hurt

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (7768) - NUNEATON, 3rd, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2013
Handpull, Whitefriars, Coventry, 27/04/13. Deep lacing ruby with a thick beige collar. Huge curry leaf flavour; frozen raspberry, flowers. Nose that too. Dark Star are good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hirigalzkar (2593) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2013
Cask @ Akkurat. Pours red brown with a surprisingly big white head. American in its heavy, straight forward hoppiness. English in its high drinkability, low carbonation and perfect smoothness. Notes of reisin, caramel, orange cest and herbs.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
omhper (21761) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2013
Cask at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Clear copper colour. Rich strawberry aroma. Mid sweet with medium body and soft mouthfeel. Really hoppy with plenty of salted strawberry and long resiny bitterness. Lovely!

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2 3 4 5

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50