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 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (18075) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2013
Cask at the Cock Tavern - Hackney, London. Pours clear gold with a soft, creamy white cap. Certainly some spices in here, and the ginger provides a gentle sting. Sweetness provided by light, biscuity pale malts. Also pleasant notes of lemony citrus and dry straw. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Good condition. Lightly dry to finish with mild spice, straw and more biscuits. Tasty golden ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jackl (6814) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 21, 2013
Cask @ The Cock Tavern. Deep gold pour with a frothy white head. The nose is white grape, some peach. Summery fruit salad. Inviting, simple aromas. The taste is more peaches and apricot. Some honeyed grain. Light herbal hop finish. I can’t say I got any ginger in this. Light body, fine carbonation. Overall, solid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (16472) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2012
Cask at the Guide Dog - St Denys (So’ton) - 09/09/12. Clear pale golden in appearance with a thin off-white head. Pale malt aroma, faint hops, nutmeg and spice. Tastes of malt, grain, hops, fruit, citrus tones, a little grapefruit and nutmeg. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation leading to a dry finish,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
medallaisla (91) - PUERTO RICO - AUG 8, 2012
Cask. Get biscuit and light fruits in the nose, but no spices. The spices and ginger are definitely evident in the taste though, and blended beautifully.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (22523) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bullit (4389) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JohnRMurdoch (4268) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
EdKing (2357) - 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.

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