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

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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Cask; Seasonal - Summer.
Golden, with the warmth of stem ginger & spices.


2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 13, 2010
Cask at the Red Lion, Isleworth, Bank Holiday Festival, 27th August 2010. Weak gold colour. Coriander and ginger on the nose. Lots of ginger in the mouth, which leads to a lingering burn on the aftertaste. Not for me.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (9306) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 4, 2010
Cask (Gallows Bird, Espoo)
6 Sweet lemon soap and honey aroma - points to lemongrass most.
2 Pale orange, tiny head
6 Mostly lemongrassy taste, some sweet light malts.
4 Big citrussy retronasals, aand a ginger finish which is pretty hot.
14 Relying on a thin body to be the "summer" part. The spices are hotter than expected, so less summery.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sm89walt (1754) - Northern Beaches, Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 24, 2010
Cask - Cask Pub & Kitchen, London. A pencil-fine, lasting, creamy white head sits atop a clear, golden yellow body. Warm herbal, ginger, spicey hop aromas. Ginger & lime, perhaps a bit soapy with a sweetish malt kick and dry bitterness. Light to medium body, good carbonation bite with a gingery warmth and mild, short bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
evergreen0199 (2008) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2010
Cask at cask pub and kitchen, Pimlico, London. A golden coloured pour with a medium white head. Fruity, hoppy aroma. Tastes hoppy, grapefruit, slight ginger, spice. Quite refreshing but Dark Star knock out better ale than this one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SaintMatty (5203) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2010
Cask (Harp, Covent Garden) - Golden in colour. Tea, grapefruit and ginger in the aroma. Hoppy and spicy taste with grapefruit, peach, tea and warming ginger kick in the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - AUG 29, 2010
Cask @ Harp, London. Hazy light gold with casky head. Bright flowery spicy aroma is Asian, ginger, galangal. Quaffable with soap on the palate. Perfumy in a way I like. Not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12429) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 29, 2010
@ Harp. Golden with very slight haze. Frothy head. The aroma is gingery with some light earthy hop. Soapy taste with ginger and more earthy hop, and slightly toasty malt. Pretty good but for the soapiness, which is a bit strange.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerViking (2445) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2010
Gold with a faint haze and an Orange tint. Tangerine on the nose, more orange on palate plus coriander, butter, hops and lots of ginger. Aftertaste is sharp bitter grapefruit. Ginger & spice is a bit too overpowering.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2010
Cask (gravity dispense) at Woodies Beer Festival, New Malden on 21 August 2010. Surprising to find I hadn’t rated this one before. Clear, bright pale gold colour. Loose, but lasting, off-white head. Excellent condition. Fresh herbal and discreetly spicy aroma. Also clean and fresh on the palate. Lots of citrus coupled with a soft bitterness. Quite floral. A very refreshing and easy drinking summer beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
planky84 (2105) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2010
Cask @ the Harp, Covent Garden. Gold pour with a white head. Malts, citrus, some caramel and ginger. Spicy ginger feel with a bit of citrus creeping in. A little dry. Spicy, hoppy finish.


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