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

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RATINGS: 173   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gerardgathier (266) - - APR 27, 2013
Hoppy floral and citrus aroma also bread. Taste grapefuit citrus, bit of malty backing. Good for in the sun!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JanLaursen (3025) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 24, 2013
Bottle, 50 cl. Light hazy golden with a small white head. Smooth toffee and fruity, floral hops in the nose. Sweet, light bitter floral falvor, light citrus, light herbal, light body. A little to much toffee for my palate to be really crisp.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
vipinvelp (2083) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - MAR 9, 2013
Clear light yellow with quickly dissapearing white foam ring. Aroma us weak hoppy, some citrus. Taste is bittersweet, some bitter tones. Aftertaste is short lasting, little bitter. (Velp 201303)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Martinus (2744) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 26, 2013
Golden colour, small white head. Floral aroma, hops, quite fruity. Malty flavour, bitter hops. Medium body. Light bitter finish, hops.
Tasty beer.
(From 50cL bottle @ ZZT VI. Courtesy of IluvatarMilan. Thanks for sharing, Milan!)

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Geokkjer (5595) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 22, 2013
Bottle. Pours golden with a small off-white head. Aroma of butterscotch, herbal and spicy hops. Flavor is sweet and fruity with some floral and herbal notes. Medium body, average carbonation.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
yngwie (13219) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 22, 2013
Bottle. It pours an almost clear body, golden in color and with a small, off-white head. Quite a lot of butterscotch in the aroma, almost hiding the fruityness. Not very pleasant. The same goes for the flavor. One gets used to the butterscotch, but it’s still a bit unpleasant. Fruity too. Full body, pleasant carbonation. Butterscotch and fruityness in the finish. Not my kind of beer. 130222

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Meilby (7280) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 22, 2013
Bottle 500ml @ Geokkjer
Pours clear golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, butterscotch and floral. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter. Body is light, texture is thin, carbonation is soft.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pudding (172) - Birmingham, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2013
500ml bottle. Floral (perfumed) hops. Thin to medium mouthfeel. Honeyed finish. Overall: a well-made, well-balanced ale. Plenty of flavour, not too bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Countbeer (4325) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2013
Bottle @ Kiss The Kitchen Floor or better known as ZZT VI (2013): kindly shared by IluvatarMilan: Smaller white head, changes quick into some bubbles on the side on top of a clear yelow colored beer. Aromas of hops, peach, hint of citrus, candysweets and honey. Flavours of hops, light citrus, crispy, light bitter, herbs, bit watery but lovely hoppy for such low body and ABV. Aftertaste is light bitter, floral with herbs & hops. Low carbo, soft mouthfeel, medium body and a more watery than creamy texture. But thin but easy drinkable. Can imagine this is a good one for the summer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
worldbeertaste (1610) - AUSTRIA - FEB 19, 2013
Medium gold with a thick, frothy, nice lacy, lasting white head. Smells mostly of grassy hops with some citrus, flowers with some toasted and caramel malt. Medium watery body with soft carbonation. Tastes of sweet malt, hay with a grass, citrus flowery, bitter hop dry finish. Lots of grass on this golden ale.


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