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

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RATINGS: 171   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
OllieBBommel (1041) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 30, 2013
Bottle@home, 500ml. Head: delicate off-white foam. Colour: clear, golden. Aroma: citrus hops. Taste: medium bitter, light sour, Palate: dry, grapefruit, bitter-sour finish, medium CO2. Overall: very nice.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jimmythespoon (452) - CYPRUS - OCT 2, 2013
Bottle, golden straw colour. More on he sweetish side. Light refreshing. Nothing to amazing.

3.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
gruberm (326) - - SEP 11, 2013
A nice taste golden ale but not spectacular. More fizz than i care for me. The color is actually quite a lager straw colored instead of a deeper golden color. Smells of buttered popcorn though so that's pretty awesome. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamestulloch (1244) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2013
Bottle from Vino Wines. Clear golden body with a thin white head that fades. Light carbonation. Nice lacing. Clean aroma of straw and citrus. Flavour is simple and refreshing - lime and grapefruit with a slightly spice in the finish. Thin body with an oily mouthfeel. Soft carbonation prickle. A lovely Golden Ale - light and refreshing.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wimpyjoe (3492) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2013
Golden-orange coloured ale without a head. It has plenty of sweet tropical fruit flavours in aroma and taste but with an acute bitter aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niall73 (1346) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2013
Bottle. bb 06/14. Pours a very clear gold-amber colour. Aroma is toast, a bit malty caramel with some sugary candy sweetness. Light to medium body, medium+ carbonation. A little bready, with tangerine, orange, caramel and a lemon, medium bitter finish. Fine.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (5108) - Sandnes, NORWAY - AUG 2, 2013
Bottle from Pivni Rozmanitost, Prague. Pours clear golden with a big frothy white head, Aroma in coma is lemons and tropical fruits. Taste is fresh, crisp hops, very well balanced lemonade and caramel, pretty good all over. Dry end.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Camons (5612) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2013
Bottle @ DØE tasting. Pours light golden with a white head. Aroma of malt, fruit, light citrus, a hint of butter. Flavor is malt, sweet fruity hops, citrus. Thin to medium body, soft carbonation. 170713

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (7677) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 14, 2013
My Bottom Line:
This Golden Ale’s superb malt profile takes you into the very center of a kernel, as hops play around with verbena oil allusions and wooden lengths.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam lingers atop the clear golden.
-Dark Star brewers are brilliant with malt flavor definition. This is a ’simple’ Golden Ale and its malt are as three-dimensional and revealing as many brews with twice the alcohol, twice the number of malts, etc.
-The mouthfeel is comforting. Not too dry, but certainly not too sweet either.
-The flavor polished is very polished.
-Malts also share nut skin angles.

Bottle.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Otterdance (164) - Norwich, Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2013
Bottle. Great golden beer. Lovely and fresh with a lovely balance between the floral and the bitter hops. Nice bit of malt, a few crumbs of biscuit and a glob of toffee in there as well. Light, refreshing with a dry finish. Beer garden, ahoy!


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