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

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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hohops (211) - Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2014
Cask. Appearance is amber, with a disappearing white head. Aromas of malts, raisin, toffee, caramel, nutty sweetness. Taste- plenty of malt, medium mouthfeel, hop bitterness, hint of chocolate, some caramel and toffee, brown bread. Nice overall.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niall73 (1334) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2014
Cask at The Rake, London Bridge. Pours an amber colour with a white head. Aroma is light malt, grass and dust. Light body, mild carbonation. Caramel, wood, light mustiness, a little lemon, milt bitterness... OK. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2014
Cask Pint at Wibbas Down (JDW), Wimbledon, London in Sept 2012 - Amber Brown in colour. Malty; toasty malts, caramel. Fruity; mild citrus. Hoppy; slightly earthy hops. Mildly bittersweet malty throughout with a dryish bitter finish. OK. Easy drinking.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kwik-lime (1241) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2014
One of my favourite brewers and a beer named after my favourite TV character. What could go wrong? Well, there’s nothing wrong, but Dark Star do better. Nice hop character but a bit flat and lacking something. Fine session beer but nothing to write home about.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (12167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 20, 2014
Slightly hazy amber. Biscuity amber malt character. Mellow hop - the least hoppy Dark Star I’ve had probably. Good character w subtle earthiness. Might benefit from a more expressive yeast but it’s a nice beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (2806) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 9, 2014
How: Cask.
Where: Oliver Twist, Stockholm.
Appearance: Amber colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Caramel, malt, fruit, floral.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Malt, fruit, plum.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
witthatsbier (204) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 27, 2013
darkish bitter lacking any bitterness grainy nose thin with little aftertaste average beer at best

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (10578) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 14, 2013
Cask @ Craft, Clerkenwell, London. Clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and a little chocolate. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Sweet and light bitter finish. 041013

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Camons (5610) - Hasselager, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2013
Cask @ CASK Pub & Kitchen, London. Pours amber with a offwhite head. Aroma of malt, caramel, nuts, grass. Flavor is malt, caramel, grass. Medium body, soft carbonation. 160913

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Kavu (2069) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 9, 2013
Half pint on tap @ Migration 2013. Pours clear light brown with no head. Aroma is malts with some fruits. Flavor is malts and fruits with a slightly hoppy finish. Not bad!


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