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


on tap

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RATINGS: 348   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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.

Belgo's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Belgo (154) - Køge, - OCT 21, 2010
Cask at The Harp, Covent Garden. Nice golden with an off white head, that, true to it being cask, disappears quickly. For a British beer this has a very distinctive hoppy aroma: loads of classic British hops makes one feel as if taking a stroll in a hop garden in Southern England. On the palate the beer is lively (impeccably handled by the staff at The Harp), bursting with hops and a biscuity malty background. Super beer and one, that I’d love to have as my session beer for a night at the pub.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jonb5 (507) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2016
Pint at the Hope Carshalton. A: Golden, an initial haze cleared up to leave a clear beer, small head, a decent amount of lacing clung to the side of the glass. S: Strong hints of grapefruit. T: Sharp bitterness combined with hints of lime and grapefruit. M: Smooth, minimal carbonation, slipped down quite well. O: Lot’s of character and subtleness, outstanding session beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
mecafilo (209) - Perugia, ITALY - AUG 31, 2016
On tap @ Harp, London, UK. Pours with a golden colour, small white frothy head. Aroma is medium malty, with notes of bread, and medium hoppy, with notes of herbs; a bit faint. Taste is medium sweet, medium bitter. Medium to heavy body, creamy texture, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ShivanDragon (3426) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2016
Holiday, top-50 fun hunt. #-9. bright golden with a limited white head. Aroma of malts, straw, hay, grass, citrus, orange. Taste has some weak sour note in it, some citrus, malts, hops, medium bitterness, grain, quite fruity, grassy, low alcoholic beer with nice taste however i’m not that impressed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (3487) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 8, 2016
August 12, 2015. Cast at Akkurat.
Clear golden with a small frothy white head. Aroma is elderflower, grass, biscuit, citrus, minerals. Taste is light to medium sweet, light bitter. Finish is sweet biscuit, hints of peach, bitter grassy and floral notes with a touch of citrus. Medium bodied, creamy, soft carbonation.
Very nice floral presence with fresh elderflower notes.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
blackradioboy (176) - SCOTLAND - MAY 8, 2016
Bottle from M&S. Hugely disappointing. I've had this before on tap and quite liked it. This is quite awful. It's like they've tried to copy the nasty bottled Caledonian 80/-, succeeded, then gone to make it much worse. Nasty stuff. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ianwelby (1091) - SCOTLAND - APR 12, 2016
Clear golden beer with a white head and a bitter citrus aroma. Tastes is bitter hoppy, grapefruit and lemon. Dry, tart finish. Could have gone being a mite cooler but night.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThirstyBird (2613) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2016
On gravity cask at the Yard of Ale in Broadstairs. Pours a golden color with an off-white head. The smell is citrus, toasted malt. The taste is toasted grain, citrus, some grapefruit, grass ending dry and slightly bitter. Quite light in body with very mild carbonation.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
Olivavu (7) - Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2016 does not count
Cellars Alehouse, Maidstone Dull, dull, dull. It lacked flavour, body, aroma and was thin and watery. Mentioning hops in the name is a misnomer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ktwse (4052) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2016
Pours clear golden with low white head. Aroma of citrus, grapefruit, pine. Taste is light pine bitter with a soft sweetness before a lingering bitter finish. Light , smooth body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
theprof (483) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2016
Tap. Aroma of citrus fruits and floral hops. Pours golden with white lace top. Tastes of tangerine mixed in flour with a bitter tang. The lingering bitterness belies the thin body and high carbonation. Gassy. And missing something.

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