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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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (20919) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 8, 2006
Cask@Beer Hunters, Pori. Hazy golden colour with huge foamy/creamy head. Ginger in aroma along with sweet caramelly and flowery hops. Ginger, spices and flowery hops dominate the flavour, which also has some slight toffeeish notes. Quite a nice cask, full with flavour. Very spiced aftertaste.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (19963) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 24, 2006
[Cask at Akkurat, Stockholm] Clear golden. Interestic gingery lemon aroma. Light-medium bodied with fairly soft mouthfeel. Evident citric lemon aroma with the ginger taking over towards the finish. By the finish it is burning with ginger, but I’d still count it as a refreshing and fairly balanced spiced ale.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (17535) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fiulijn (15310) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 13, 2009
Cask Conditioned at Oliver Twist, Stockholm
Light blond color, hazy. It has a very nice hop aroma; grassy too. Mellow maltish flavor, with quite strong bitterness and some hop quality; unfortunately both the aroma and the flavor are spoiled by a ginger presence.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (15170) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (14138) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2008
Cask handpull at Green Berry, Deal. Pale gold, thin white head. Initial hit is ginger and elderflower. I mean it is gingery. No doubt, bit too much on the spice. Also a bit soapy. OK. Some lemon

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (12998) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 5, 2006
Cask@Beer Hunters, Pori. A bit hazy pale copper brown, good head. Flowery hoppy nose. Soft palate in the start, ginger is evident there, like spices mixed with flowery hops. Long spicey-hoppy aftertaste. Basicly good Dark Star blond ale ruined with ginger :)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12789) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (11874) - 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.


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