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

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RATINGS: 318   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
at_the_hop (16) - Worcestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2015
Ideal summer session beer this. Slight breadiness up front and your thinking this might be a dull number but along comes a pleasing little bite of bitterness and subtle lingering floral hops. Would like to try the various hop variety versions.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (4675) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 26, 2015
Cask at the Southern. Pours golden yellow, nose is floral, taste is sweet toffee, floral.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DwarfeD (1296) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JAN 25, 2015
Cask at local bar in Brighton. Clear golden with almost no head. Light to medium body with moderate carbonation. Nice subtle bitterness with some sweet tones. Pine, caramel, malts, tropical fruits and herbs. A great tasty brew.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nijstrom (80) - Turku, FINLAND - JAN 24, 2015
Served from cask. Golden colour with a small white head. Lots of hops in the aroma, with notes of citrus, flowers, pineapple and passion fruit. Moderate sweetness and bitterness, with a long, quite dry and bitter finish. Nice, refreshing beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (4379) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2015
Cask half-pint in The Plough, Shifnal on 21st Jan 2015. Light golden colour with a small white head. Citrus hop aroma, light grapefruit and melon taste. Semi-sweet with a light body feel. Floral notes in the nose and taste also. Very easy drinking and in excellent condition.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rob_D_UK (1090) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2015
Good beer, light floral hop aroma. Good mouth feel and very full bodied for a 3.8% beer.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rogerm1 (7) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2014 does not count
A very good beer, bitter and alive with hops but not harsh. Lovely refreshing drink.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
tderoeck (5529) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 16, 2014
19/XI/14 - cask @ Stormbird (London) - BB: n/a (2014-1349) Thanks to Hannah for sharing the beer!

Clear light orange beer, small creamy off-white head, pretty stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: fruity, pineapple, passion fruits, citrus, bit sweet. MF: no carbon, medium body. Taste: fruity start, almost sweet, peaches, soft bitterness, malty touch. Aftertaste: bit grassy, grapefruit, soft bitterness. Nice refreshing and light beer. Lovely!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
teorn88 (3406) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2014
Backlog rating. Cask at CBC Clerkenwell, London. It pours a hazy golden color with a small white head. Aroma is intensely hoppy and fruity with fresh pineapple, mango and apricots. Some grassy flowery notes too. Taste is bitter and hoppy but not overly so, with some good fruity sweetness. Medium bodied with good carbonation. A well balanced pale ale

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (5235) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - NOV 16, 2014
The aroma is light grass hop, citrus, light floral. The flavour is moderate bitter with a light fresh grass nettle hop light toothpaste bitter palate. Light bodied with soft carbonation. A little light and lacks defining flavours.


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