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Dark Star Summer Meltdown

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Brewed by Dark Star
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Horsham, England

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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Seasonal - Summer.
Golden, with the warmth of stem ginger & spices.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjs (4438) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 2, 2014
(Cask at Angleterre, 20140702) The beer poured golden and clear. Its head was small and white. Aroma had fruitiness, ginger. malts and toffee. Palate was medium bodied with low carbonation. Flavours were fruitiness, sweetness, ginger. malts and bitterness. Aftertaste was malty, spicy and bitter. A decent hoppy and spicy cask ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
s_hartshorne (1008) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2014
Cask west riding dewsbury. Golden colour ok white head lacing. Aroma is ginger orange malts. Taste is same nice hoppy bitterness. Medium body. Good golden this one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (2310) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 4, 2014
On cask at the Stockbridge Tap. Appearance - golden with a proportionate head. Nose - flowers and distinctive ginger notes. Taste - honey with more ginger and a fresh citrus finish that still retains some of the honey. Palate - light to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry but spicy finish. Overall - good beer. Any more ginger and it would become one dimensional but it’s just subtle enough.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
MissPxx (297) - - MAY 28, 2014
Smells like orange whiskey or mulled wine. Very light honey colour. Really blonde. Very fruity taste. Hoppy taste hits the back of your throat. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bombtrack (5) - - MAY 15, 2014 does not count
Cask at friends of ham Leeds. Light, spiced all with aroma of honey shredded wheat, taste of cinnamon and honey. Nice but not amazing

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niall73 (1329) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2014
Cask at CBC Brixton. Pours a slightly hazy yellow gold with a white head. Light spice in the aroma with some trop fruitiness. Light body, mild carbonation. Cloves, all spice, pear, apple, grape, hint of pine, a little sappy. Quite juicy yet fairly dry. Nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2014
Cask Pint at Wibbas Down (JDW), Wimbledon, London in Sept 2012 - Hazy Yellowy Gold in colour. Spicy; stem ginger & spices. Fruity; citrus orange and grapefruit. Malty; caramel. Hoppy; floral hops. Spicy fruity throughout, ending in a dry bitter finish. Not at all bad. Drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdiBeer (867) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2014
Aroma: has spicy nose, maybe some ginger, some fruity hops. Appearance: hazy gold, medium frothy head. Taste: medium sweets and bitterness. Palate: ginger, spices, getting quite intense. Overall: not your everyday beer, but certainly an interesting one! Pint at the Evening Star, Brighton.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
yiannnos (711) - , CYPRUS - AUG 8, 2013
Golden colour. Citrusy, spicy aroma. Some citrus hop aroma, nice refreshing golden ale

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamesie1857 (1330) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2013
Cask at the Harbour Inn, Kirkcaldy. Pours clear gold with a thick white head. Spicy nose of ginger biscuits, bit of citrus and grassiness. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Slightly dry finish, with the gingerness lingering at the end for a bit. Very nice.


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