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

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RATINGS: 345   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (3291) - 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.

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
blackradioboy (174) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ianwelby (1043) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThirstyBird (2566) - 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.

0.8
   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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ktwse (3842) - 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.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
theprof (455) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
etyers1 (1) - - JAN 4, 2016 does not count
Solid drinkable beer with a creamy aroma. Obviously wateriness is present to a certain extent but the yeasty and malty flavours do not compensate for this

---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (5871) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JAN 3, 2016
Thnx To Adam and Anna ! Pours clear blonde, very small white head. Smell is creamy hoparoma, cascade shines trough beautifully. Smell is bit bitter, very nice malty and yeasty profile. Nice crisypness. Good amount of hoppyness as well. beautifull session ale !

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Baramba (816) - ITALY - DEC 24, 2015
On tap. Clear golden with medium white head. Fruity aroma, hoppy. Sweet taste of caramel with smooth floral hoppy bitterness


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