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

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RATINGS: 174   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   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
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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
berkshirejohn (4443) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TimE (3123) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pivnizub (8769) - 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..........

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bobinlondon (1256) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2009
Bottle from Tesco Express. I was surprised tt see this on the shelf as the range in my local Tesco is minimal and mainsream. Pale yellow with a rocky white head. Spritzy aroma. It is difficult to believe that this beer comes from the same brewer as hop head. It lacks the punch and characure that I hoped for. A pleasent enough beer with mild citrus hops but certainly nothing special.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2009
Bottle@Home. Very hoppy floral aroma. Shiny yellow, white head, good lace. Light malt sweet, pretty bitter, very floral, light perfume and grassy in the finish. Medium body, highly drinkable. Flavourful session beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
altonbrownd (3735) - Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 10, 2009
Golden body Ale by one of my favourite brewers. Bursting head. Sweet and hoppy nose. Really good. Nice taste of hops, and light fruits. Crisp. Hoppy finish.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bierkoning (10138) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - FEB 10, 2009
Bottle. Pale blonde. Soft flowery hops, just a hint of glue and tangerine in the aroma. Yeasty, citric flowery hopbitter flavor. Yeasty nutty bitter aftertaste. Cardboard. A bit disappointing.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KM (329) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 22, 2009
Tap. Very pale golden body. Huge fluffy head. Light fresh hoppy aroma. Light sweet flavour, hoppy touch. Bitter finish. (Oliver Twist, Stockholm, 20.07.08)

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JorisPPattyn (7879) - 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>


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