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Dark Star Meltdown

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

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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.17/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Cask; Seasonal - Spring and Summer.
Summer.Well balanced golden bitter complimented by the warm flavour of Chinese stem ginger.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thomat (2035) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 12, 2013
On tap @ Craft Beer, Islington. Golden with a small, dense white head. Spicy and fruity notes. Malt, fruit, spices and hops. Medium body with a bitter and spicy finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
leaparsons (8036) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2013
Cask, The Pub, Leicester. Golden with a bubbly head. Aromas are grain and light oranges with light ginger. Lemon with pepper. Flavours are sweet lemon with biscuit malts and hints of pineapple. Light spicy ginger on the finish. OK.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
watfordgap (15) - - SEP 17, 2012
Light and full of instant flavour. Head stays. Hoppy and not too strong. Old Fountain. London

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dynamiteninja (1490) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2012
Cask. The York Tap, York. Medium white head. Pale gold body, like lager. Grapefruit, tropical, sherbet. Bitter with a hint of sweetness. Dry finish.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2012
A - dark gold A - perfume and ginger T - sweet P - mid O - ehhh....not a fan

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (34777) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2011

Cask (handpump) @ CASK Pub & Kitchen, 6 Charlwood Street, London, Greater London, England SW1V 2EE.

Clear medium yellow colour with a average to small, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, white bread, toasted - pale malt, spicy, ginger, cheesy hop. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20110801]

2.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Benzai (8140) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 20, 2011
Cask @ Craft Beer Co., London. Clear dark orange / light amber color. Smell ginger or rosemary, I think the latter; don’t like it anyway. Taste is a little better, but still too much herbs or spices. Low carbonation, low body.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Christian (11056) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2011
Golden with a small white head. Aroma of ginger herbs and caramel. Sweet herbal and spicy flavour with fruity pear notes.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Theis (13373) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2011
Cask at Cask Pub & Kitchen @ Pre-GBBF Kernel night. Clear golden - white head. spicy, ginger, cinnamon, berries, soapy, caramel notes, bread. Why ??

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dedollewaitor (13902) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 11, 2011
Cask @ Cask Pub and Kitchen, London. Pours clear golden with a small white head. Ginger mainly. Some bready malts and fruit. But very one dimensional with ginger upfront. Not my thing.


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