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


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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mickut (276) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 1, 2010
Cask. Pours golden, slightly hazy with a lasting, creamy, white head. Taste is medium bitter with a moderately bitter finish. Palate is dry with light body. Aromas have citrus, floral notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (3017) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2010
Cask at Cask pub and Kitchen, Pimlico, London. An amber coloured pour with a medium fluffy head. Malty aroma. Tastes fruity, hoppy, malty, roasty, quite bitter too. A decent session ale from Dark Star.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2010
Cask at Wellington Arms, Bedford. Dark gold with a small white head. Buttery malt aroma and pleasant sweet creamy malt taste. Slight bitterness. Enjoyable and interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (9267) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2010
Pale golden beer with a tight white head. The nose is lovely. Lightly fruity with a kiss of light citrusy hoppiness. There is a nice spiciness as well as a bit of lemon and citrus. Soft crackery malt and a touch of toast. It’s a nice combination of US and UK ingredients, highlighting the best of both. Highly quaffable with a lovely lingering fresh hoppiness. A nice bitterness on the finish and even a touch of resin. Really tasty stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sm89walt (1945) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 20, 2009
Cask - The Butcher’s Arms, Herne. Clear, golden amber with a pencil-fine, frothy white head. Really fine juicy grapefruit and peach aromas. Touches of grapefruit, some lemon and pineapple on the tongue with a slow, delicate resiny finish. Soft and plump mouthfeel, low carbonation, medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (22984) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2009
Cask @ Market Porter, Borough SE1. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy aroma with some earthy hints. Fruity malty citrus hoppy flavor with some hints of caramel. Has a fruity malty hoppy citrus finish with some bitterness in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 1, 2009
Cask at the Eastbourne Beer Festival, 9th Oct 2008. Clear amber. Great caramel malt aroma with a toasted hint to the taste. The toffeeness is balanced by the dry Amarillo hops. My favourite Dark Star beer so far.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RichardGretton (4638) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2008
Cask@Nottingham Beer Festival, 2008. Amber/golden beer with a lightly hopped aroma and a lightly hopped flavour. Overall an average beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
taunusmies (350) - FINLAND - NOV 27, 2008
(Real ale) Pours hazy, golden colour, quite large foamy head. Aroma is malty with grassy hops. A bit tangy. Some flowery notes, also some apples, grapefruit and spices.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mirjukka (752) - LOHJA, FINLAND - OCT 26, 2008
cask 250ml 3,2€ at Kuikka 161008 color light amber. Taste:from first sip tangy grapefruity hops sweet fruity aftertaste.

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