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


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RATINGS: 333   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
Cask, keg & bottle conditioned: Regular.

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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (9998) - Croydon, Greater London, - MAR 3, 2011
Cask at the Green Dragon, Croydon. It pours hay yellow with low carbonation and a thin white head. The nose is citrus fruits, hay, grass and farmyard. The taste is bread, earthy, grass and citrus towards the finish (lemon, lime and orange). It’s light, crisp, smooth, uncomplicated and makes for easy drinking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
flip_soeperman (877) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen1 (3915) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mzaar (2281) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Turtles (936) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Towey1989 (959) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (3555) - 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.

   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hippoman (397) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leini (1477) - SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2015
Served at a local bar. Bright amber body with a low white head. Malty, with notes of grass, hay and earth.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
DIBBLE (102) - Worthing, West Sussex, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2015
500ml bottle from Tescos. Clear light golden beer with a nice lacey white head. Sweet citrus, grapefruit aroma. Carbonation is spot on making it enliven on the tongue. Well balanced flavours of pale malt backing the citrus, sprucey hop overtones. Slightly astringent dry sprucey, citrus rind finish. Refreshing and delicious.

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