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

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RATINGS: 165   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Filtered and carbonated bottle.
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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JorisPPattyn (7716) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 27, 2008
Medium, light-yellow head over golden grain-coloured beer. Hot, sweetish malts, honey and – ivy? honeysuckle? Something green and climbing. Rather aggressive greenery taste, nearly insectoid, touch of caramel, <i>lunaria</i>. Every new sip gives 1’ of hopflavour, but bitterness comes in the finish. Bit unbalanced, wobbly – “crisp”. Spritzy MF, CO²-tuned; rather light body, light slickness. Not bad, nowhere special. Second pint will drink itself away quickly, I suppose. <i> Big thanks to Darren! </i>

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2008
Bottle 50cl. @ home.
Clear light to medium yellow color with a large, frothy, good lacing, fully lasting, white to off-white head. Aroma is light to moderate malty, toasted, moderate to heavy hoppy, flowers, grass, citrus, notes of toffee in the flavor. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Very refreshing ;o)). Body is medium, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft. (140808)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebeertourist (4654) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 27, 2008
Bottle. Pours clear pale golden with a big very white head. Complex hoppy nose- citrus is the main impression, grapefruit, lime and oranges. Malty flavours initially, countered by good bitterness.Citrus prevails also in the mouth. Dry finish. Quite fluffy texture. Way above average golden ale.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2008
creamy, malty, honey and hops. Pours a clear light orange/amber beer. Small diminishing head. Light body. Hoppy - typical of DS - sweet on the pallete too. Some spice in the finish. Nice.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Dezzilu (226) - Whitmore Lake, Michigan, USA - JAN 17, 2008
Very appetizing beer in the glass and appropriately named ’Sunburst’ because of the strong golden appearance. However, although it was smooth and drinkable, I found it a little thin of flavor. The finish was completely unremarkable. A very ho-hum beer. Next.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2007
Bottle. Begins with a nice garden hop bouquet mellowed by slight fruit tones and finishes with a slight bitter tone. Overall, its pretty well balanced with the mix of hops stealing the show. I love those cascades.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beer4000 (4322) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 15, 2007
500ml bottle @ Cardinal. Hazy golden body with a medium off-white head. Aroma is strong fruity, hops, citrus, and grain. Flavor is very refreshing, fruity, citrus, malt and grapefruit. Medium light body and well balanced in a light way. Perfect beer for a warm summer day.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
1FastSTi (3283) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 27, 2007
Pours to a clean golden body with a really tall and ultra creamy, milky, rocky pure starch white head and awesome lacing. The aroma is pineapple and candied fruit hop medley. The flavor is candied fruit with pineapple and papaya and flowers. Some strange malt base or hop additions in this one. Perhaps a bit of butterscotch. The palate is creamy and bitter.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2007
Clear yellow colour with a white head. Malty, fruity and light grainy aroma with a weak hoppy note. malty, sweet flavor with hoppy fruity notes. Light dry finish with floral notes.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2007
Sampled at the RBSG 07 Grand Tasting. Rich golden color with no head. Malt aroma with a bitter malt flavor and a nice finish.


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