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Dark Star Summer Meltdown

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


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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Cask; Seasonal - Summer.
Golden, with the warmth of stem ginger & spices.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hohops (821) - Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2015
Cask. Golden appearance, with a pure white bubbly head. Aroma of hops, summer fruits, spices. Taste is hoppy, slightly tangy and some zest, fruits, hint of spice. Not much ginger around. Nice ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ManVsBeer (8767) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2015
Cask @ Old Gate, Hebden Bridge. Golden with a creamy head. Has hops and a small sweetness in its nose. Fairly easy drinking for its strength with a hint of spice, but itís certainly in the background. Has some ginger in its nose.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chimpgibbon (533) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2015
Cask at The George Eartham. Fantastic light spicy session pale here. Great body and lovely co-mingling of hop and spice. Light medium dry body. Could drink this all day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (12707) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2015
Cask at the Claret. it pours clear gold with a medium, foamy white head. The nose is soft, lemon & ginger tea, grapefruit and light doughy sweetness. The taste is bitter, spicy, lemon, grapefruit rind, ginger, mild soap, light sweetness from the malt background and straw with a dry, spiced finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. One of DSís more average beers, but well-made no-theless.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
teorn88 (6734) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2014
Backlog rating. Cask at CPK, London. It pours a hazy pale straw color with a medium white head. Aroma is citrusy and hoppy, with grapefruit peel, grass, ginger and spices. Taste is medium bitter with notes of grass, spices, grains, grapefruit, citrus peel, ginger and pine cones. Finishes dry and spicy. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Overall, ok golden ale

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RexTalionis (3522) - FINLAND - AUG 3, 2014
Cask. Pours pale golden in color with a fluffy whitish head. Floral notes, hints of summer meadow in aroma. Light spicy notes in taste, some ginger and fruity notes. Good thirstquencher, even if the ginger is a bit overwhelming in the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hirigalzkar (2953) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 29, 2014
Cask @ Craft Beer and co. Light and refreshing quality cask ale with notes of honey, elderflowers and a touch of citrus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjs (6531) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
s_hartshorne (2636) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (5373) - 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 itís just subtle enough.

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