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

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RATINGS: 345   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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Cask: Unfiltered; Keg & Bottle: Filtered. Regularly available.
An extremely clean-drinking pale golden ale with a strong floral aroma and elderflower notes from the Cascade hops. This beer is full-bodied and full-flavoured yet gentle enough to make it a favourite session beer.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bartzluke (537) - Oklahoma, USA - DEC 22, 2015
Pint from cask into a mug in London. Light, clear, yellow, moderate white head. Dry, flat, bitter, herbal, a hint of fruitiness. The taste is pleasant, but the body lacks a bit.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Erzengel (7324) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - DEC 18, 2015
On cask. Smooth malty and round beginning. Nice floral fresh piney hops on a malty Ale-body. Not much bitterness, round and fresh. Easy to drink with a mild ale-bitter finish!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
flip_soeperman (880) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 21, 2015
Watery oily medium bodied balanced beer. Nothing to crazy. Just not that interesting. For the abv not bad though ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen1 (4625) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 30, 2015
Håndpumpet på King’s Arms (Waterloo), før konsert i Festival Hall: klar, lys gylden med ok skum. Frisk og godt humlet med preg av citrus, blomster og appelsinmarmelade. Litt gress i avslutningen. En av de bedre golden ales.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mzaar (2658) - Varberg, SWEDEN - SEP 24, 2015
Cask. Klar orange, medelstort vitt skum som inte är långvarigt. Dofter av citrus, persika och tall. Smakinslag citrus, malt, grapefrukt och karamell. Härligt fruktig avslutning med en lättare beska.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Turtles (1655) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2015
Cask @ Oliver Twist. Almost clear, golden with a creamy white head leaving rich lacing. Citrus fresh aroma, grapefruit and caramel. Mild carbonated, smooth light mouthfeel. Taste is citrus hoppy and herbal, some sweet notes, grass, hay. Grassy bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Towey1989 (1583) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2015
Cask at The Hop Inn, Newcastle-Under-Lyme. A clear golden colour with a medium white head. Aroma of grapefruit, some orange, slight caramel and grassy, floral hops. Taste of grapefruit, some orange, a little peach, slight caramel and grassy, floral hops. Light bodied and soft carbonation. A dry, floral hop bitterness in the finish. A pleasant, hoppy golden ale, great for its ABV. It’s good but not as good as most people think.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4245) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 21, 2015
Cask at Holborn Whippet. Dark Star 3.8% hop head light golden ale It pours a clear shiny gold from the cask with a thick head of foam. Happy citrus and honey graham cracker aroma. Smooth full mouthfeel. The taste is ascerbic, bitter and earthy with a definite English bitter type bent I wasn’t expecting. Alright but not for me.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lozgriff (1) - Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2015 does not count
Lovely clean, refreshing full bodied session ale. So good we got a keg of it for our wedding

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hippoman (646) - Durham, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2015
Keg at The Library, Durham, £3.70/pint. Golden colour with thin white head. Citrus aroma and heavily hopped bittersweet taste. Smooth enough to drink several, very enjoyable.


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