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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beershine (5219) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (15292) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerViking (3984) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7513) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
planky84 (2748) - , 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2010
A Mes rate. Cask at the Evening Star.
Clean gold body, really good white head and in bloody great condition. Lovely hops and hints of ginger. Massively floral, plenty of tangerine. Nice bitterness in the finish, maybe some elderberry late on too. Perfect for a hot summers day, which is exactly what it was while I was drinking it. Right place, right time, yum.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (20713) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 17, 2010
cask at cloisters ... golden yellow ... thin white head ... light soft spice fruit hop nose ... big juicy hop ... nice ginger and other spice ... good mouthfeel ... nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (21549) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2009
UPDATED: APR 29, 2012 8th July 2008.
Dry ginger - not subtle! Possibly some chilli? Bitter grapefruit. Tasty but not easy drinking. Original rating 2.4.

9th July 2009
Light haze on this gold beer. Nice hoppy profile. Grassy grapefruit and apple-orange. Spicy dry finish with some ginger heat. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2009
Cask Stillage at the Boundary, Audenshaw 27/06/2009 Strong citrus hop aroma. White head. Golden coloured and very hoppy with a little dryness and ginger spiced flavour in a crisp and creamy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
berkshirejohn (5887) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2009
Cask at the Live and Let Live, Cambridge. Bright straw with a thin white head; complex aroma with lemon and spring flowers; full and satisfying in th emouth with floral flvaours and deep resinous bitterness; long, clean, dry, bitter finish. Indescribably good.

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