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

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unknown

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 75   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EdKing (1848) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2013
Cask in the Kings Head. Colour is rich brown, clear with a white fluffy foam head. Nose is malty, chocolatey, nutty, toffee, slight herbal hop. Taste is a brown bitter with brown sugar, chocolate, caramel, English hops, ale fruit. Style is standard but it’s a good beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
laiti (5629) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 19, 2013
Cask @ St. Urho’s Pub
Aroma is quite light with cocoa and nuts. Flavour is a bit odd with berries, toffee, hints of mint and nuts. Also some caramel character exists. Palate is a bit light. Decent.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tiong (3724) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 19, 2013
Cask @ St. Urho’s Pub

Pours clear golden with a small head. Aroma of crisp grassy notes, hints of malts and bread. Taste is malty, slightly bready and grassy. Finish is sweetish and slightly bitter. Okay, quite generic bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
finol (2145) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2013
Cask at Akkurat. Pours dark mahogny with a small head. A rather light brew with some rosted malt and chocolate.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 9, 2013
Cask Real Ale tasted at Angleterre. Mild nose of lemon. Pale thin head. Slightly hazy pale copper color. Hoppy and malty dry taste. Average hops. A tasty nice colored beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hirigalzkar (2283) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2013
Cask @ Akkurat. Pours brown-orange with a small white head. Smells herbal hops. Taste has got a complex and nice maltprofile and a touch of herbal hops. Notes of honey, chocolate and orange cest. Medium bitterness. Short aftertaste. Light bodied. Overall: very drinkable and nice.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ktwse (1961) - SWEDEN - APR 4, 2013
On tap. Pours semiclear amber, no head. Aroma of malt, bread, light butterscotch. Taste is hoppy bitter with leather and german sausage influx. Body is light with no carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (14193) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 21, 2013
cask at herriot watt ... deep copper ... thin tan head ... soft sweet toffee roast nose ... soft toffee fruits ... soft mellow roast ... dull toffee ...

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VastActiv (2782) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 16, 2013
Cask at Angleterre, Helsinki. Colour is clear orange with small foamy white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, citrus, caramel and hops.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
planky84 (2103) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2013
Cask at the Staion Hotel, Hither Green. Gold/amber pour with a white head. Nutty, caramel malt aroma with a smidgen of citrus. Fruit burst in the flavour, lots of pear and citrus in there. Bitter-fruit finish.


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