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

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RATINGS: 298   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sledutah (4392) - Utah, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Cask at The Kings Arms, RBESG
Dark golden with a medium sized off-white head, good lacing. Aroma is floral. Flavors are floral, dusty and citrus
Decent

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Martinus (2782) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 10, 2014
Clear golden colour, white head. Aroma of floral hops, straw, floral hops. Malty flavour, light straw, earthy hops, light bitterness. Malty finish, floral, bitter.
(draught @ Harp, London)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (3790) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 8, 2014
Cask - Light grapefruit hops and some mellow malts. Clear gold with a small head. Earthy hops and a dry bitterness that lasts throughout. Easy drinking and decent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
planky84 (2102) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2014
Cask at the Lord Northbrook, Lee. An old favourite this one, thought it was about time I rated it.... bright gold pour with a white head. Lemongrass, grapefruit, straw and orange pith aroma. Heavy hop tang, lots of bitter citrus. Long hoppy finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MichaelAwesome (3871) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 6, 2014
On tap in Eastbourne. Nice hoppy nose with some fruits and vanilla. Easily drinkable with some hops, malt and unripe fruits. Good one without becoming exceptional. Was beaten by the other Ale we tried at that pub.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
McTapps (3869) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 6, 2014
On tap at The London and County in Eastbourne. Pours out in a hazy golden colour with low ehad and flat body. Aroma of fresh hops, spruce and oak. Taste of fresh hops, coriander, thyme, herbs, citrus fruits and spruce. Dry and medium bitter finish. Enjoyed it a lot.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mighty_meadow (181) - Kilwinning, SCOTLAND - JUL 31, 2014
On tap at Counting House, Glasgow (JDW) Pretty standard fare. Well kept and poured. Light golden colour. Decent lacing but everything else is just ok. Bit disappointing really.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
SilverfoX (253) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2014
smells like stale hops. pale gold thin wihite hint of a head. tastes like a bland version of oakham JHB.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
StueyD (1137) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2014
A bright golden beer with a weak white head. A light, grassy and fruity hop aroma, there is a background maltiness that does have a hint of honey! Light, dry mouthfeel. An immediate tart hop flavour, grassy and pithy citrus fruit, limes and grapefruit, then the slightly honeyed malt element comes through. A long and tart finish. Tasted at the 17th King's Lynn Beer Festival, Stuart House Hotel, King's Lynn, Norfolk. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (3039) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 22, 2014
How: Cask.
Where: Akkurat, Stockholm.
Appearance: Pale golden colour with a white head.
Aroma: Fruit, hops, grass, citrus.
Body: Medium body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Fruit, metallic, citrus. Bitter finish.


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