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Dark Star Carafa Jade

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Brewed by Dark Star
Style: Amber Ale
Horsham, England

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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.5
   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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BenH (2012) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (6950) - NUNEATON, Top 24, 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hirigalzkar (2109) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
omhper (18940) - 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!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (9832) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 29, 2013
Cask @ The Harp, London. Clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and light hoppy - fruity. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 250413

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (2121) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2013
Cask at Stourbridge Beer Festival; clear copper red pour with off white head, big fruity hop aroma, dark fruit taste with piney hops, passion fruit and peach.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dashimus (213) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2013
Cask at the Harp. Pours dark red with a slight tan head that lasts well and leaves good lacing. Aroma is malty, fruit and a huge hoppiness. Astringent taste with a moderate bitterness and minimal sweetness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ladnewton (1325) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2013
Cask at the Southampton Arms, London on 17th April 2013. Russet with thin ring of foam and pattern lace. Hoppy aroma. Rich malt and tangy hoppiness in-mouth, with sharp yet delicate citric touch. Hop kick lasts into satisfying grapefruit finish with grassy notes. Light mouthfeel and medium body. A rewarding pint.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stravale (1883) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - APR 21, 2013
Cask @ Hanging Bat [190413]
Reddish amber, frothy white head, some lacing
Aroma of sweet grassy hops, sweet fruity malts with some caramel, some citrus zest, mixture of citrus fruits
Taste as aroma, touch of toasted malts, fruity caramel, soft dryish grass
Palate - Medium body, sweet palate, bit sticky, soft mouthfeel. Finish a bit dry
Overall - Solid beer


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