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Dark Star Hylder Blonde

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


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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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Cask; Seasonal - September to November. Originally a monthly special in July 2008.
A delicate and lightly hopped beer brewed with the restrained bitterness of Czech Saaz hops balanced by the summmery taste and aroma of freshly picked downland elderflowers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (2837) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2014
Cask at craft clerko. Golden colour with a lasting loose white head. Aroma is nice fresh earthy heather, straw and berry hop. Flavour is earthy, straw, English yeast esters with a hint of cara sweetness. Palate is medium light, moderate carbonation. Firm slightly rough bitterness. Good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
gegwilson (1026) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2014
Cask in the Sun Hotel, Lancaster. Golden with a white head. Pretty fruity with citrus and tea. Quite a dry finish. OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12352) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 24, 2014
Light gold, thin head. Aroma is elderflower, tangerine and honey. Heavily floral, slightly sticky, tasty twist on a summer ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (6651) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2013
Cask at the Claret, Addiscombe. It pours clear golden yellow with a medium white head. The nose is sweet doughy, floral, grass, spice and toast. The taste is crisp, bitter, elderflower, grass, earth, dough and touch of pepper with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Crisp and quaffable. A rather nice session ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beersiveknown (2844) - NORTHERN IRELAND - OCT 7, 2013
Cask@colston yard, Bristol
Pale blonde, lacing white head. Gently floral elderflower aroma, fairly sweet shortcake malt with earthy elderflower, very light bodied, perfect quaffer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kwik-lime (1290) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2013
Good head, refreshing beer with big hints of pine, lemon and grass, leading to a dry finish. Quite smooth in the palate. Enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Niall73 (1653) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2013
Cask at The Cock Tavern. Pours a gold colour with a thin white head. Very light slightly floral aroma. Light body, not much carbonation. It's a little watery, elderflower comes through solidly, followed by a lemon citrus bitterness. A bit dull. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Osprey87 (1578) - WALES - AUG 11, 2013
Draught at Old Red Lion Kennington. Elderflower is subtle and refreshing but the overall impression is a little watery. Enduring dry bitterness. Nice enough on a sunny day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Firefly54 (228) - - AUG 11, 2013
Pours a slightly hazy lemon yellow colour with a small white head. Aroma is dominated by elderflower, some lemon and a touch of malt. Taste follows the nose. Elderflower is really up front followed by a short bitterness and a hint of Saaz hop. Slightly thin mouthfeel but a good summertime beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pilsnerrogge (2485) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JAN 10, 2013
Cask at Akkurat:
Clear, golden colour. Small, bubbly head. Caramel, dried fruit and hops on the nose. Somewhat watery mouth feel. Flavour is hops and lots of elderberries. Long bitterness.

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