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


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RATINGS: 180   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Sunburst is brewed using floor malted Maris Otter barley and a blend of Cascade, styrian and Challenger hops. The result is a refreshing crisp beer of considerable depth with a fine hoppy aroma.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
NoiZe (2323) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2010
Had this one at the UDRBM, 31-07-2010. Golden colored brew. Skunky, dusty aroma. Flavor has a really bad hoppy flavor. Not nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dEnk (4162) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 4, 2010
Bottle @ meeting. Pale golden pour, small head. Aroma of english hops, faint citrus, faint malt. Flavour is mildly bitter, faint (citrus) hops, watery. Ok but boring.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Borresteijn (5205) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 2, 2010
50cl Bottle at UDRBM. Clear pale golden colour, white head. Aroma of honey, malts, cat piss. Flavour is sweet, honey, malts, bitter citrus and lemony hops finish. Light bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vaiz (3739) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2012 Bottle at Dutch RB Meeting. Clear golden pour, thin white head. Aroma of butter, some hops with fruits and slightly malty. Flavor is watery, slightly hoppy with citrus and fruity hops and somewhat metallic in the finish. Watery texture and average carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
evergreen0199 (2276) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2010
Bottle. Golden colored pour with a reasonable white fluffy head. Hoppy aroma. Tastes quite fresh, citrus fruit, hoppy, crisp. Pleasant enough session ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SaintMatty (5779) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 12, 2010
500ml Bottle - Golden with a white head. Floral aroma with peach, passion fruit and grapefruit. Refreshing, hoppy and nicely balanced taste with grapefruit, peach and some toffee detected. Enjoyable, refreshing and very tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Coxy (41) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2010
Aroma: Citrus, Grapefruit, sweet Appearance: Light golden (sun) coloured with medium carbonation and a good head. Taste: Citrus, grapefruit, quite bitter. Palate: Very citrus beer with bitter that goes right through. Overall: A refreshing citrus beer that perhaps is too bitter for my tasting, it does its job well though and has a nice look.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
berkshirejohn (4972) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2009
50cl bottle from Tesco, Camberley. AMber with a rapidly dissipating white head that laces the glass nicely; aroma has fresh citrus and English hops; light body with a dry grapefruit flavour and hoppy finish. Fresh, light and refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TimE (3894) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 27, 2009
I liked the use of cascade to give it more citrusy note with some soft English notes, but unforunately Mr. Butterpopcorn jumped into my beer even before the beer was opened. A bit sour, light and refreshing, but the buttered popcorn certainly lessened my experience.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pivnizub (9163) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - APR 20, 2009
Bottle: Lemony fruitiness, juicy malt and spicy "english" hops in the nose; pale golden, clear, with a smaller, quite quickly diminishing white head; moderate bitter-sweet flavour, light bodied; lingering lemony-hoppy finish with a increasing dryness in the aftertaste. Fine session beer..........

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