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Brewed by Dark Star
Style: American Pale Ale
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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 (35959) - 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]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20902) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 27, 2010
Cask. Deep golden colour with small white head. Aroma is fruity, floral and slightly spicy along with some caramel. Flavour is quite similar in a nice balance.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (19951) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2003
Sampled cask conditioned at Akkurat, Stockholm.
Hazy orange-amber. Intense grapefruit aroma. Medium bodied, firm and rather clean with resiny, very bitter finish. A highly aromatic ale, described as a bitter, but very much in the middle of the guidelines for American pale ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (17520) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
harrisoni (14127) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2006
Cask handpull at Evening Star, Brighton. Aromatic autumnal ale according to the pump clip. Copper colour with lasting beige head. Aromatic American hop aroma, bit of cat pee. Good in mouth, decent juicy malt, before sherberty earthy hop cuts in and lasts and lasts. Beautifl. Utterly drinkable. Gorgeous hop/malt balance. Resiny piney hop.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (11860) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2011
Cask in the Evening Star, Brighton. Pours clear gold with a foamy, white head. Dry, crackery malts on the nose with big straw and citrus hops. Flavor is medium sweet with nice, sun-kissed toast, and bitterness of earth, hay, pine and further citrus. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Some sweet malts in the finish with grassy hops, sweet ctrus and some modest resins. Really, really nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (11453) - Göteborg, 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.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
imdownthepub (10647) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2004
Cask Conditioned at The Horse & Groom, Caulcott, Oxon. Golden with perfect head. This is Dark Star Hophead's big brother, if you like hops, then this is the boy for you. A glorious whoosh of bitterness greets the first mouthful with a heady citrus and peppery twang. Fantastic balance that allows the bitterness to come through. There is a pine nut note in the finish, top quality bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (9927) - 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.


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