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

bottling
unknown

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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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.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnRMurdoch (3453) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 22, 2011
Cask @ Blackfriars. Malty aroma. Medium brown colour, not much head. Toasty malt flavour. Decent bitter but nothing special.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beersiveknown (3427) - NORTHERN IRELAND - NOV 18, 2012
Cask@7 seven stars, Bristol
Rich fruity malt and dry bitterness. Chestnut, east drinking. English hops.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (3163) - 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

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VastActiv (3147) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 3, 2011
On cask at Cloisters. Pours a dark golden colour with a fair white head. Aroma is a little smoky with caramel, barley and yeast. Similar flavours with a little smoke again. Mild carbonation and light CO2 prickle. OK.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerViking (2759) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (2530) - 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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Kavu (2479) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
suprchunk (2420) - Crestview, Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2012
Amber colored, almost copper, pour. Small off-white head. Little bit of lacing. Malty aroma with a bit of hoppyness. Nice hop bitterness up front with some diacetyl notes. Finishes sweet with a slight bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 30, 2011
Cask at the Wandsworth Common Beer Festival, 25th March 2011. Orangey colour, hint of head. Decent English best bitter with interesting side flavours and a hoppy finish. Quite grainy nose. Nice (but I’d expect no less from Dark Star!)


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