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

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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
harrisoni (13288) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2007
Cask handpull at The Chambers, Folkestone. I was so excited to get a new Dark Star beer. Made with Challenger and East Kent Goldings hops added late to the boil and Maris Otter malt. Copper colour with lasting thin off white head. Earthy hop aroma, some late citrus. Earthy in mouth. Interestingly simple yet good quality pale ale/bitter? Reasonably full in the mouth with some pear drop. Then a drying finish with earthy hops. If only all British beer could be this good. Such a cut above your average 4.x% beer. The subtle malt flavour in mouth, followed by dryness in amazing. Like licking a calf skin glove worn by the woman you love. Classy. Subtle bitterness on finish. Not huge not intense but brilliant for its subtlety, quality and the way it makes you feel. Some biscuit on aroma. Moderate juicy malt in mouth. Amazing.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2007
Cask at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Hazy golden with orange edges. Fresh hoppy aroma of orange-peels and grass with light notes of honey and peaches. Dryish flavour of minerals, orange-peels and flowers with subtle notes of crackers and honey Medium, leaning body. Long grassy and orangey bitter finish with notes of flowers and minerals. Great stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2008
Cask in Blackfriars for my Dark Star fest. Intresting one this, i was standing at the end of the bar ratings this, while working, chattin with Derek the Kelburn brewer. Some fellow camra memebers come in and startchattin to me and are like aye thats a great pint, how long you vented that for then. I say 1 1/2 - 2 days. They start giving me some nonsence about how beers taste better the longer you vent them, so they leave saying they’ll be back tomorrow when it’ll be better. Im like come now you think the super cad winner of pub of the year last year has no idea how to cellar beers ya bloody novice, its a 4.5% bitter its ment to be drunk fresh and fast, but whats more why say the beers great then head off because you find how long its been vented for. The beer itself as they said was great. Alround rating: Citrus(slight), floural, biscuity, grassy, balanced, vanilla grainy pale malts, a very nice bitter indeed.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aarleks (409) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 31, 2006
Cask, The Wenlock: With my London guide, Duff. Clear copper with honeyed oranges and toffee notes in the nose. Immeiately bitter in the mouth, though in a nice rounded way. Citric (orange) and crystal sweetness followed by a very nice orange-rindy bitterness and floral aftertaste. Mmmmmm...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19238) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2007
Cask at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Amber colour. Hoppy aroma of hay and orange. Sweet with softly malt covered in salt and layers of English hops. Lingering really bitter finish. Good!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fukito (733) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - MAR 30, 2007
Cask at Proeflokaal, march 07, shared with Jbrus. Pleasant, bitter and bready malts taste, very mild, highly drinkable and satisfying, fruity touch too. Dry, moreish finnish. Beatifull, shinny golden color, with a white rim, lace leaving all pint long. Mild, light to medium MF, with a nice lingering bitter finnish. Biscuity, light caramel, malt aroma. Beatifull, sessionable special bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DanielBrown (3748) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2005
Gravity at Birmingham Beer Fest. An English attempt at a style coined and fashioned in the US (though based on a perception of a classic UK beer style). Confused?? Clean hops, malty finish, bready cleanliness. Clean and smooth, this is along the lines of Nogne EPA and has a certain relaxation on the hops, allowing the malt to be promoted. Enjoyable and quality as usual from DS.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - MAR 17, 2007
Cask@Proeflokaal. Nice hoppy grassy aroma with a hint of citrus. Hazy, yellow color, off-white head, good lace. Light malty, pretty bitter and very grassy. Very refreshing and easy drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20253) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 20, 2008
Cask. Amber colour with tiny bubbly head. Aroma is malts, fruity and flowery hops along with some hints of wood and mild notes of nectar. Flavour is quite much the same with the flowery bitter hopping being in domination. Wellbalanced. Aftertaste is bitter hops and slightly grassy and wooden.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 14, 2008
cask at blackfriers- pours orangey bnrown amber with cream head. smells pple. buttery malts and some grassy hops. tastes light on the mouthfeel, hops a little more then refreshing to give a great kick. well enjoyable sessional. near ipa in taste. good shtuff.


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