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Dark Star Partridge

Brewed by Dark Star
Style: Bitter
Horsham, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Cask; Regular.
A Best Bitter brewed in a traditional Sussex style using Maris Otter, Crystal and Chocolate malts with East Kent Golding hops. Typical of Dark Star ales, the Best Bitter relies on the heavy handed addition of aromatic hops late in the boil.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ManVsBeer (8777) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2016
Cask @ Cafe Beermoth, Manchester. Deep glowing amber with a very thin head. Feels stronger than it is with a light malty base.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Evilkniamhel (582) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 9, 2016
On cask at Haymarket bar. Clear gold. Nose of shortbread, marzipan, burnt toffee. Taste is sweet, a bit bitter but lighter in body than expected.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AshtonMcCobb (5392) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 9, 2016
On cask at the Haymarket. Appearance - amber with a decent head. Nose - toffee and light biscuit. Taste - more of the same. The toffee becomes a bit too sweet after a point. Palate - close to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a fairly good finish though it could be fresher. Overall - solid if a bit too sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sir__v (2163) - Lille, FRANCE - MAR 1, 2016
On cask @ The Water Poet, London - UK. Color: dark blond beer with no carbonation and small white foam. Smell: malt and caramel with nice hoppy and grassy balance. Taste: medium body with nice malt and good grassy taste. Good attenuation, easy drinkable. Perfect beer. Aftertaste: wet bitterness and grassy notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beer5000 (5955) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 20, 2016
Cask @ Cricketers Arms, Eastleigh. Dark golden body with a small film of off-white head. Aroma is mild malt, caramel and slightly floral. Flavor is medium sweet caramel malt, biscuit and medium bitter. Medium body and a bit short in aftertaste. Quite plain, but smooth and easy drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (2377) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2016
Handpull cask at the Prince Albert, Ely. Somewhat dark brown but translucent. Slightly off-putting sulphur tinge to the aroma, but itís moistened with a strong note of berries. Sweet and malty at first, drawing to a bitter finish. Bitter cooking chocolate on the aftertaste. Pretty good although not one of my favourites from Dark Star.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (9549) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2015
Cask gravity at the Watford beer fest 2015. Mid amber coloured pour with a small off white head. Aroma is dirty nutty malts, light raisin, some English yeast esters, hint if caramel. Flavour is composed of light nutty caramel, dried fruits, cakey. Palate is semi sweet, lowish carbonation, bit dull.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dogbomb (1152) - ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2015
Cask. Dark rusty ale. Thin white head. Nose of powdered sugar and slight fruits. Taste is quite sweet and sugary, with a little bit of plum. Itís OK, b it not mind blowing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3915) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2015
Tried at the three horseshoes, waddington. Chestnut colour with an off white head. Aroma has caramel malts. Taste smooth with a mild bitterness. Nice traditional bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewTom (610) - - JUN 18, 2015
Slight toffee smell. Great spicy, citrus taste with balanced bitter finish. A traditional English bitter & an excellent easy drinking session beer. Rated by BrewTom

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