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Dark Star Golden Gate

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Brewed by Dark Star
Style: American Pale Ale
Horsham, England

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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Seasonal - Autumn and Winter.
Brewed with the aromatic Amarillo and Cluster hops, like a modern pale ale of the U.S. but balanced by distinctive Munich malt, which adds complexity and a hint of roasted flavours to the beer.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (35088) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2013

Cask (gravity) @ The 18th Reading Beer and Cider Festival 2012, Reading, Berkshire England.

Clear medium amber orange colour with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing to lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate hoppy, orange - citrus. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20120505]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IluvatarMilan (274) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2013
Zzt bottle. Typical UK golden ale, more prominent in malt than hop flavours. Hint of butter. Very refreshing aftertaste. Seems like a good session beer

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (8743) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2012
Cask at the William Webb Ellis (JDW), Twickenham - 14/04/12. Dark golden brown with a generous dollop of off-white head. Citrus and floral hops on the nose allied to malt. Hoppy taste, zesty citrus, medium bodied, crisp finish.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
BlackHaddock (3797) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2012
Hand-pulled pint in ‘The 7 Star’: Carey St London, on 28th April 2012. Struggled to enjoy this to be honest; it looked OK, an orange hue to the light brown body with a fairly good head of off-white bubbles perched on top. The nose was flowery and fruity with lightly baked bread yeast in the mix. The taste was also on the flowery/fruity side with a mini-hop bitterness towards the end of each sip. Medium bodied but lacking something: too floral for my taste buds.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hirigalzkar (2295) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 3, 2012
Cask @ Akkurat. Dried apricots... sort of dark fruitiness... flour... fresh grape in the aftertaste... a small touch of tigerbalsam... Refreshing and quite complex.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
finol (2169) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 3, 2012
Cask at Akkurat. Pours golden with a small white head. Fruity sweetness like in califonian raisins, some floralness and honney and orange cest bitterness.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (15120) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2012
30th April 2012
Euston Tap. Light haze on this gold beer. Tidy white head. Palate is smooth and dry with a little fine carbonation. Light crisp malts supports reasonable hop. A little repressed orange - grapefruit citrus. Minerals. Finishes dry. Nicely balanced.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnRMurdoch (3295) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 26, 2012
Cask @ Craft Beer Co. reddish amber brown colour, reasonable head. Resin hop aroma. Fruity hop flavour, bitter sweet smokey aftertaste. Not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (7203) - NUNEATON, Top 22, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2012
Cask handpull, The Salmon, Leicester, 23/05/12. Orange-gold heaped with a fat stable head. Muted, orange-hinting aroma. Wow; pretty intense, deeply stewed, earthy hop character with woodland notes I’m struggling to describe..hawthorn? Softening creaminess, some chalk and Soothers not detracting from the pungently bitter finish. G+T linger. Hopped-up, slightly wonderful, strangely English stuff considering the name.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (10847) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2012
Cask at Akkurat. Somewhat hazy golden beer with a small but lasting beige head. Fruity, hoppy, grassy, bready aroma, grapes, apples, metal notes. Fresh fruity hoppy flavor, pineapples, citrus, apples, peach, metal, perfume notes. Long bitter fruity finish with pineapples and metal.


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