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

bottling
unknown

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
witthatsbier (258) - 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 (11342) - 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 (6094) - 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 (2281) - 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!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MalcolmTucker (748) - SCOTLAND - AUG 27, 2013
Cask. A standard UK style bitter with a substantial amount of caramel malt.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tide (1809) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 6, 2013
Draught at bar. Amber color, white head. Bitter taste with caramel, citrus, hops, toast and a bit of fruits. Bitter finish with citrus, caramel and a bit of roasted malts. Excellent real ale.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (4576) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2013
Cask at the Bird-in-Hand, Knowl Hill. Light copper in colour with a tight white head; fruity malt aroma; soft and fruity in the mouth with some burnt caramel and fruity hops giving a gentle but sustained bitterness and a lingering grassy caramel finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
meerbier (1474) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - JUL 3, 2013
Tap@FyneAlesFest. Malty aroma. Amber colour, off-white head, good lace. Sweet, malty, light bitter, light bitter. Medium body, light sticky. Bit too sweet, flavourful.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (7952) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
My Bottom Line:
This cushy ESB’s floral hops envelop light crème brûlée allusions, as delicate apricots are greeted by bitter resins and a biscuit-y undertow.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the glistening bronze.
-If you think a Bitter cannot be complex, please try this one. You might reconsider.
-The mouthfeel is suuuuper silky.
-Malts are also a tad caramel-like.
-Another engaging brew from Dark Star!

On cask at Craft Beer Co. Clerkenwell.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (2930) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUN 29, 2013
Cask by handpump at Hengler’s Circus, Glasgow - clear orange brown, thin white head, excellent lacing, caramel, bit of fruit, creamy malty, bittersweet, prolonged malty aftertaste


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