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

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common

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RATINGS: 304   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Regular.
Light, hoppy, refreshing bitter.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35066) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2007
Cask (handpump) @ Wenlock Arms, N1, Hoxton, London. Clear yellow orange color with a small, virtually none, fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate hoppy, flowers, citrus, grapefuit. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is light to medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (31220) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2009
From cask at the Rake. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is solid peachy and grapefruity. Bitter, fruity and mild malty base flavoured. Very crisp and vibrant hops flavoured yet also smooth and not overly hoppy. Bitter and dry finish.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ungstrup (29334) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2005
[Cask at The Evening Star, Brighton] An orange beer with no head. The aorm is very grassy and hoppy while the flavor is sweet grassy with a dry hoppy end and a thin body.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (20807) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2011
Cask at The Harp. Clear golden colorued with a small white head. Fruity aroma of hops, grass and hay. Fruity flavour of hay, grass and hops with notes of caramel. Dry hoppy finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (20333) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 18, 2007
Cask. Yellow colour, mediumsized white head. Aroma is zest, hops and some caramel. Flavour is grassy hops, some malts and a bit of wood mixed in. Quite harsh and dry.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
omhper (19381) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 27, 2003
Sampled cask conditioned at Akkurat, Stockholm.
Golden colour. Strong citrusy hop aroma. Sweet and light bodied. Soft and gently rounded, flowery, very bitter finsih. Very elegant with malt profile. Packed with flavour, oh god is this beer really only 3.8%? A glorious beer served in perfect condition.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (16719) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2006
Cask @ Volunteer Arms, GBBF 2006. Pours a clear golden colour with a longlasting white head. Fruity hoppy citrus aroma. Malty fruity and very hoppy flavor with some hints of citrus. Long hoppy bitter aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (15101) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2011
24th September 2007
Warning! Early amateur rating! Hoppy citrus beer. Fresh and fruity and comparable to Oakham JHB. Easy drinking and not too bitter.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (14599) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2009 <i>2008-11-10, Gravity at The Doric Arch, London, 8-5-7-5-16</i>
Hazy blond color, thin head, nice lace. Wonderful hoppy aroma, citrusy. The body is thin, with good toffee flavor and an extreme hopping, grassy and citrusy. Wonderful.

<i>2005-12-04, Cask at Seven Stars, London, 7-5-7-5-15=39</i>
Blond color; creamy head. Very nice hoppy aroma, grassy. Fresh; correct malt, strong and aromatic hopping. Excellent!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (14288) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 2, 2007
Cask Blackfriars ... Light gold ... soft hop nose ... very fruity very light and refreshing ... good session beer and palate freshner... nice floralness.


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