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

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RATINGS: 189   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   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.


ianwelby's rating

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ianwelby (1019) - - JUN 8, 2013
Clear golden beer with a few bubbles and a frothy head. Smells of hop and slight citrus. Flavour isn’t particularly strong of anything really. The hop is there still with a zesty tang to it but there’s not a lot else going on. The finish is quite dry and pleasant though.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ForlornHope (370) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2016
Pours golden in colour with a thin white head. Deep aroma of bready yeast, malt and funky hop, pungent and aromatic at the same time. Initial sweetness gives way immediately to a huge bitterness. Rich mouthfeel of juicy malt with a vanilla background, citrus tastes and a long, dry finish. Gently carbonated and dangerously drinkable. Great.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tdtm82 (1699) - Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2016
Bottle, Morrisons, 15/01/2016 Spring elderflower taste. Well carbonated. Excellent condition. Some slight grassy notes. White grape. Low acid. Clean. Easy-drinking. Great spring ale. I really don’t think this can be bettered for the style. It can go bad easily if kept hot hence why ratings are low and I really don’t understand the low ratings as this is exactly what you want for a spring/golden ale. Great hop combination. Super soft malts. Super clean. CO2 in the tank. Excellent.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (11762) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2015
Bottle thanks to Lorna. It pours clear golden - light orange with a medium white head. The nose is fresh, bready malts, biscuit, toasted grain and a touch of citrus. The taste is crisp, clean, bitter, grassy, toasted grain, straw, white bread, orange oil and a touch of peppery spice with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Crisp, clean and has a nice level of bitterness. Decent golden ale.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrTipple (3097) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2015
Aroma: floral hops, hay, pale grains, light fruitiness. Appearance: clear gold, medium, creamy, white head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: grapefruit, grain malts, light caramel, lively carbonation, dry, bitter finish. Overall: nice Golden Ale, well-balanced. Bottle at The Partridge, Partridge Green.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (16229) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2015
Bottle at home, from Beer Merchants, 14/06/15. Clear golden with a decent off white covering that retains well. Nose is crisp citrus, melon, straw, light caramel, touch of bread. Taste comprises carmel, orange peel, bread, melon, light vanilla. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, grassy hop bitterness in the close. Ok golden blonde.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DJoer (1157) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 12, 2015
Small white head, golden copper colour, hops malts caramel, medium carbonation medium bitter pine tree caramel taste thick body

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
99smithsamuel (74) - - MAY 13, 2015
500ml bottle from ales by mail. Clear, pale-golden pour with a small frothy white head. Slight caramel and fruity aromas. Definite grapefruit flavour with some hoppy dryness and subtle sweetness. Nice.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarkoNm (2190) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - MAY 6, 2015
Pours almost clear golden color, topped with a nice white frothy head. Mild fruity aroma, some flowery notes and a hint of elderflower. Taste is slightly sweet with some grassy hops to it, very mild bitterness in the finish and a bit watery. Drinkable, not bad.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BrunoSanchez (189) - Fermo, ITALY - MAY 6, 2015
Golden ale di stampo inglese. Colore oro con scarsa schiuma bianca. Al naso fruttata e floreale. In bocca corpo medio. Bilanciata bene. Sapore troppo fruttato a mio parere. Lungo finale nel palato.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (8285) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2015
500ml bottle from Gouwen Aar. Thin white head. Clear golden pour. Nice subtle bitterness. Some biscuit. Enjoyable.


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