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Dark Star Hophead

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Brewed by Dark Star
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Horsham, England

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unknown

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common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 311   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Regular.
Light, hoppy, refreshing bitter.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
tderoeck (5148) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 16, 2014
19/XI/14 - cask @ Stormbird (London) - BB: n/a (2014-1349) Thanks to Hannah for sharing the beer!

Clear light orange beer, small creamy off-white head, pretty stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: fruity, pineapple, passion fruits, citrus, bit sweet. MF: no carbon, medium body. Taste: fruity start, almost sweet, peaches, soft bitterness, malty touch. Aftertaste: bit grassy, grapefruit, soft bitterness. Nice refreshing and light beer. Lovely!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
teorn88 (2707) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2014
Backlog rating. Cask at CBC Clerkenwell, London. It pours a hazy golden color with a small white head. Aroma is intensely hoppy and fruity with fresh pineapple, mango and apricots. Some grassy flowery notes too. Taste is bitter and hoppy but not overly so, with some good fruity sweetness. Medium bodied with good carbonation. A well balanced pale ale

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (4922) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2014
The aroma is light grass hop, citrus, light floral. The flavour is moderate bitter with a light fresh grass nettle hop light toothpaste bitter palate. Light bodied with soft carbonation. A little light and lacks defining flavours.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
davidtjm (568) - Berlin, GERMANY - NOV 12, 2014
Cask. Pour is gold with a creamy head, aroma is fruity, sweet. Taste is fruity, earthy, strong bitter finish, body is thin, carbonation is gentle and texture is oily. Decent

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allegoricus (1) - Henfield, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2014 does not count
My favourite local beer, and at session strength which means I can indulge freely.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
graham_murphy (327) - - OCT 26, 2014
Love it. Subtle new world hops notes. Light on alcohol. Refreshing. A great session beer.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewTom (324) - - OCT 11, 2014
Light, refreshing yet extremely hoppy - citrus, pine, woody. One for a hot summers day when a lager isn't rays enough. Rated by BrewTom

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (1494) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2014
Aroma: light citrus, some flowers. Appearance: slightly hazy, pale gold, small, creamy white head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: light body, flat carbonation, bitters continue, citrus zest, quite dry in the surprisingly long finish. Overall: nice Golden Ale, very refreshing aroma and palate. Pint at The Willow Walk, Victoria.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWS9 (504) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2014
Fairly typical blond cask ale. Light and fruity, with a decent hop hit in the finish. Accomplishes not being one a bland blond ale. It’s all in the description really; you’ve all had this one before. Gets the job done.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1028) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2014
On tap at the Bracebridge Heath cricket club beer festival. Clear golden colour with a medium head. Aroma has fruity malts and hops. Flavour is malts with fruits and a hoppy finish.


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