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

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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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.


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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
The_Osprey (5288) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2014
Cask at JDW. Clear dark orange / brown, still, very small white head. Aroma is … nothingy. Body is medium to light, smooth. Taste is toffee malt with a punchy bitterness. Not great.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VastActiv (4980) - Oulu/Helsinki, 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.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beersiveknown (4820) - 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 (4413) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bullit (4346) - Burgos, SPAIN - JUL 24, 2011
Cask @ Blackfriars. Amber colour, white head. nose is malty and fruity. Flavour is slight roasty, fruity, light malted Slightly watery finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DanielBrown (4320) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnRMurdoch (4158) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 22, 2011
Cask @ Blackfriars. Malty aroma. Medium brown colour, not much head. Toasty malt flavour. Decent bitter but nothing special.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2011
Cask at Wellington Arms, Bedford. Amber with a white head. Sweet fruity aroma with some cereal. Malty taste with a sharp, leathery bitter finish. Hot day. Very acceptable.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerViking (3808) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Kavu (3664) - 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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