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

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RATINGS: 330   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Regular.
Light, hoppy, refreshing bitter.


JCB's rating

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Cask at Craft Beer Co. Thanks to harrisoni for the nudge to try this one, as it was really very nice. Appealing pale gold pour, with a modest earthy look to it and plenty of zesty carbonation. Dry citrus, some flowers, and grass in the nose, just my flavor. Bright, prickly mouthfeel suits the beer well and the flavors are similarly buoyant, with loads of complexity and personality for such a low ABV beer. Well done.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Turtles (619) - 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 (729) - 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 (3346) - 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 (168) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leini (1362) - 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.

5
   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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
99smithsamuel (74) - - MAY 12, 2015
500ml bottle from ales by mail. Golden amber in colour with a decent sized foamy white head. Full of hoppy and floral aromas. Flavours of tropical fruits, a touch grassy and bursting with hoppy bitterness. Great tasting session beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sir__v (1138) - Lille, FRANCE - APR 20, 2015
On cask @ Wenlock Arms, London - UK. Color: blond golden beer with no carbonation and small white foam. Smell: Hoppy and grassy nose, really fruity! Taste: small watery sensation, great malt and hoppy balance. Very nice beer, grassy and floral taste. Great sensation! Aftertaste: sweet bitterness and floral finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
cbnz (87) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - APR 6, 2015
Cask @ The Old Red Cow in London

Appearance: Orange body, thin off white head
Aroma: Floral, grapefruit, toffee
Taste: Prominent floral notes, sweet toffee, some grapefruit
Palate: Light body and bitterness


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