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


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RATINGS: 192   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
olliejobbins (1578) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2013
500ml bottle. pours a clear amber with head that lasts. aroma is of dough, straw and hops. lots of hops. nice smooth, full mouth feel. perhaps a little watery and over carbonated for me but over all, a good refreshing ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
OllieBBommel (1472) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jimmythespoon (472) - - OCT 2, 2013
Bottle, golden straw colour. More on he sweetish side. Light refreshing. Nothing to amazing.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
gruberm (329) - - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamestulloch (3505) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ManVsBeer (8778) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niall73 (2419) - Ontario, CANADA - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (8034) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Camons (10470) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2013
Bottle @ DŘE 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (9411) - 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.


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