Ethereal (2399) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 2, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2009 Re-rate: Bottle at the Evening Star, Brighton, 14th July 09. Bright gold, very lively, big white head. Strange aroma - hints of tobacco and dust. Slightly creamy palate. Quite hoppy on the tongue, with lots of citrus. Pretty refreshing.
(original rate, a 2.9)
500ml bottle from Middle Farm, East Sussex. Light golden ale, with a small head. Nicely drinkable but with a good lingering dry finish.
Glouglouburp (5572) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 16, 2006
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Clear blonde with a small white head. Taste is cereal with a touch of honey. Finish is a mild lemony bitterness. Very boring. This Dark Star is more like a Black Hole of taste.
Nekronos (3183) - Xalapa, MEXICO - JUL 4, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
NICe one, the guys from Dark Star are good in this. A little bitter for being just a Blonde Ale but very nice foam.
StueyD (812) - Heacham, Kingís Lynn, Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A light golden beer with a quickly dissipating, white head. A mellow, hoppy nose, sweetish with lots of citrus fruit, there is a hint of malt in the background. The taste is smooth, but dry. Plenty of citrusy hop flavours to begin with, then a mellowing, biscuity sweet malt that balances the whole flavour. The finish is dry, and slightly fizzy. (Bottle - purchased from Waitrose as part of a small brewers boxed collection).
Fin (6180) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle picked up at SH Jones Bicester. Pours pale golden in colour, aroma is lemony and hoppy.Flavour is citric but also hoppy again and very, very nice a real summer beer. Nice bitterness and overall a great very flavoursome beer that slipped down a treat.
JohnBarleycorn (537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 16, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sandy yellow/red beverage with virtually zero head on the pour. Relaxed
aromas of cotton candy and wood. Gentle palate. Soda-pop drinkability,
complemented by a very nice bitterness and some mild fruitiness, makes for
a very pleasant experience.
leaparsons (7074) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Golden with a white foam. Aromas are sweet zesty lemon, apricot and grapefruit with sweet, addictive hops. Flavours are equally hoppy and fruity with more grapefruit bitterness. Quite light in the malts department but no worry. Dry and bitter on the finish. This was supposed to last one hour - its gone in the time it took to write this.
Garrat (1249) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2005 From a bottle.Light yellow in colour,small head,fruity and fresh to start,but seems quite dull in the bottle by the end.I like the feel of this brewery and need to try more of these beers on cask.
motelpogo (5530) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 27, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, thanks duff. golden with a big pine and lemon barley aroma. very fresh and apa-ish, plenty of bitterness and really drinkable
rauchbier (3394) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, from Waitrose in Lincoln. Gold, lasting white head and good condition. Excellent hoppy aroma with hints of elderflower and grapefruits. Fruity in the mouth with more hops and grapefruit but less intense than the nose. Quite dry and sharp in the finish with a lingering hoppy bitterness.