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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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (20217) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 26, 2011
Cask@The Duke Of Wellington, London. Very deep amber colour, small off-white head. Aroma is caramel malts, wood, some syrup as well as some mild syrupy notes. Flavour is nutty, fruity, syrupy and mildly spicy. Aftertaste is mainly nutty and quite floral.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
omhper (19194) - 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!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16289) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2011
Cask @ Wenlock Arms, Hoxton N1. Pours a dark reddish amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma with hoppy hints. Fruity malty caramel flavor with hoppy hints. Has a fruity malty caramel hoppy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (14312) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2011
16th August 2011
On tap at Craft Beer. Clear deep amber beer, little pale tan head. Semi dry palate. Nice piney hops. Mild malt balances. Semi dry finish. Not bad - just could so with some grunt.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (13935) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 29, 2011
tap at bow ... red coppper ... thin tan head ... big woody zezty hop nose ... light bitter zzty dry hop front ... soft malt ... great ... really enjoying this

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
harrisoni (13215) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2011
Cask handpull at Craft Beer Co. Clear russet. Nettley hoppy. Bit of tea. Not my favourite too much tea.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (10578) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10483) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2012
Cask at Craft, London. Pours clear ambery with a mild, off-white foam head. Toasty grain nose, some dry caramel and berries. Medium sweet flavor, toasty malts, some mild pine, some dried berries and caramel. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet finish with piney hops, some toasted sugars. Very nice beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (9954) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2012
Cask conditioned at The Craft Beer Co. Clerkenwell, London. Red amber with slight head. Malty, rich fruity beer with a definite hint of strawberry. Some light hops, restrained, sweetish. Ok.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (9005) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 1, 2012
Cask (Craft, London)
Pleasant hoppy red ale. Green fertilised astringent hoppy bitterness. Quite biting. A bit flat, but tasty.


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