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

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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (17520) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2011
Cask @ The Harp, Covent Garden WC2. Pours a clear golden color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy ginger aroma. Fruity malty spicy caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy ginger and caramel finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bullit (4030) - Burgos, SPAIN - SEP 13, 2011
Cask @ Cloisters. Clear golden colour, off-white head. Nose is massive lemon, medicines, little spicyness. Flavour is lemon, medicines, slightly spicy and peppery. Dry and slightly bitter finish. Really great stuff.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JohnRMurdoch (3404) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 12, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2011 Cask @ Cloisters. Golden yellow colour, reasonable head. Mild citrus fruit aroma. Strong lemon & grapefruit flavour, bitter aftertaste. One of the best golden ales I have had.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
EdKing (1981) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2011
Cask in the Dean Swift. Pours pale gold. Very very slightly hazy. Nose is sweetcorn, little burnt charcoal, spicy, fruit vinegar, bacon fat. Taste is fruity hops, spicy, touch of burnt charcoal. Wonder if this is slightly on the turn because not that pleasant.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 11, 2011
On cask at Cloisters. Pours a blonde colour with a fair white head. Aroma and flavours of lemon, grapefruit, lime and white pepper. Made me think of spiced pumpkin pie. Nice spicy, citrusy linger with white pepper, lemon and plenty of ginger! Mild carbonation and CO2 prickle. Not bad at all.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (6704) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 9, 2011
From the cask at Cask Pub and Kitchen. Deep golden, with a fine, thin, head. Citrus, cream, honey and ginger aroma. Nice and inviting, spicy. Quite spicy ginger flavor, hoppy and with warm, creamy malts. Very nice. Pepper ginger is crisp and spicy, a bit much, but good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (10647) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2011
Cask conditioned at The Charles Lamb, Islington, London. Pale gold with white head. This is a hoppy, dry, bittersweet beer with a lemon rind character. Refreshing and light, really pretty decent.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (8484) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 7, 2011
Cask, half pint served at the right ambient temperature at Cask Pub and Kitchen, Pimlico. Pours a near-clear golden body under a tiny, lacing head. Subdued smell of ginger and fruits. Peaches and dry lemon to the taste buds added by mild chili-like spices leading to a prolonged spiced bitter end. Slightly oily palate. A summer treat, indeed (London, 29.07.2011).

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DanielBrown (3913) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2011
Hand pulled at the Harp, Covent Garden. Golden colour, fresh fruity smell. A beautifully balanced mouthful, with sweet, lemony hops and a touch of hiney sweetness. Faintly reminscent of honey/lemon cough medicine. Enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - SEP 12, 2011
Cask at Cloisters. Beautiful vivid yellow/amber pour, creamy white head that sticks around. Lots of stem ginger on the nose, some orange peel, hint of pink grapefruit, rich yet summery. Juicy fruity palate, spiced and rich, hint of caramel, orange, zesty drying finish. Great stuff.


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