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

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unknown

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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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VastActiv (2859) - 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 (2112) - , 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Grumbo (606) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2013
Cask at The Orange Tree, Chelmsford. I have had some excellent Dark Star beers before, but Partridge is a long way from being their best. It was just rather bland and uninspiring.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (2121) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2013
(cask@The Station Hotel, SE London) An amber/brown in colour with a medium white head, medium body. Aroma/taste is caramel mineral malt, with slight fruit undertones. Medium sweet initially with a bitter hoppy finish. Good stuff.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kermis (5269) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2012
Cask at Craft Beer Company, Clerkenwell. Pours clear dark golden with a white head. Aroma of butter, malt, toffe and fudge. Flavour is light to moderate sweet and bitter. Light bodied with soft carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jmgreenuk (4475) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2012
Draft at the Craft Beer Company, Clerkenwell. Poured a nice reddish brown with a glass hugging white head. The aroma is hugely caramel and very pleasurable. However the flavour was a little sour, watery and not particularly tasty. I would not order another.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DanielBrown (3825) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2012
Hand pulled at the Victoria, Birmingham. Brown bitter. Resolutely English. Native hops produce dryness, mushy orchard fruit and a smidge of preserve. Somewhat dry, slightly rich. Traditional but well executed. Good Bitter like this is very refreshing.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beersiveknown (3017) - NORTHERN IRELAND - NOV 18, 2012
Cask@7 seven stars, Bristol
Rich fruity malt and dry bitterness. Chestnut, east drinking. English hops.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (35088) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2012

Cask (handpump) @ Craft Beer Co., 82 Leather Lane, London, Greater London, England EC1N 7TR.

Clear medium amber orange colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, nutty notes, light to moderate hoppy. Flavor is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20111205]

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerViking (2496) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2014 Cask at the Bull, Battle. Dark brown, toffee and malt nose, bitter and burnt marmalade body. Re-rate at the eponymous Partridge, classic brown bitter with a bright hoppy nose, lovely nutty malt and a dry-bitter hoppy balance. Very sessionable.


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