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

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RATINGS: 271   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Regular.
Light, hoppy, refreshing bitter.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tgn (19) - Herefordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2013
Pale golden colour, good head. very hoppy aroma. good balanced bitter, just a touch of light malt, and something of a dry flowery hop flavour with a hint of citrus. Dry and moderately bitter, medium moreish finish.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TaxiDriver (1440) - Stadland, GERMANY - NOV 24, 2013
Cask. It smells very fruity (grapefruit). The beer has no head, the body is dark orange-red. The taste is bitter and fruity. The body is medium strong and creamy with a flat carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (498) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2013
Cask @ Guide Dog, Southampton. Mid-gold, tiny white head. Full hoppy aroma: grapefruit (Cascade?) and less definable citrus. The taste is pleasant but falls short of the taste bud utopia suggested by the aroma. Slightly too bitter, unbalanced and a bit soapy. However Hopheads is still a great pint from one of Britain’s best producers of cask ale.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (5022) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 25, 2013
[10/3/13] Cask at Craft Beer Co Clerkenwell in London. Clear golden. Aroma of fruity hops and a bit of farty notes. Rather dry flavor with fruity hops and a moderately bitter finish. Rather light-bodied. Refreshing.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (9833) - DENMARK - OCT 10, 2013
Clear golden with small white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, hop and a little citrus. Flavour is malt, fruit, hop, little citrus, little bitter, little grass, little dry an a little sweet.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (13455) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2013
Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are fruits, grass, straw, malt and hops. Dry bitter finish

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Camons (5044) - Hasselager, DENMARK - SEP 24, 2013
Cask @ Southampton Arms, London. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of malt, grass, flowery hops, citrus. Flavor is malt, grass, flowers, citrus, light grapefruit. Medium body, soft carbonation, bitter finish. 180913

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tony34081 (1) - Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2013 does not count
Light and hoppy. For the ABV this beer punches well above its weight. This is a great session beer. Not to be missed.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RexTalionis (2119) - FINLAND - AUG 30, 2013
Cask. Pours pale golden in color woth a small head. Grapefruit, some biscuit and bits of summer meadow in aroma. Slightly skunky notes too. Nice, soft and smooth mouthfeel. Light grapefruit softcake in taste. Just a bit of grapefruit bitterness in finish.

-- bb/wp

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beer4000 (4314) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 2, 2013
Cask sampled @ St. Arnolds Day Beer Festival 2013, The Old Wine Vaults, Faversham. Clear golden body with a small white head. Delicious citric aroma with light pale malt. Flavor is smooth, light malty, refreshing citric fruity and decent bitterness. Medium to thin body and refreshing in the aftertaste as well. Quite impressive for a 3,8% ale.


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