larsga (6765) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 13, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Small white head. Yellow body with some carbonation. Aroma of tea, malt, and crackers, kind of sweetish, beautifully balanced, with fruity notes. Taste is deep malty tea and caramel with fruity, wooden, resiny notes. Crisp, dry edge to the beer, which becomes more dominant in the aftertaste. Very nice. An excellent session beer, but still interesting. (0.5l bottle.)
Gr0ve (2177) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 14, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange golden colour and a slight haze. No yeast in the bottle though. Thick creamy white head that clings to the glass. Crisp hop aroma. Notes of flowers, but very mellow. Caramel and soft maltiness. Light crisp hop flavours with a little bitterness. Medium-bodied. Rich maltiness balanced by the hops in a very nice way that makes the beer very drinkable. Very refreshing.
thebeertourist (5123) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 27, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear pale golden with a big very white head. Complex hoppy nose- citrus is the main impression, grapefruit, lime and oranges. Malty flavours initially, countered by good bitterness.Citrus prevails also in the mouth. Dry finish. Quite fluffy texture. Way above average golden ale.
Metalchopz (2624) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 27, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
My first Dark Star experience, found at the LCBO in a 500ml brown bottle. Pours a clean golden colour with a frothy white head, decent retention and soapy lace. Aromas of sweet fruits (oranges, peaches) mixed with grain and honey. The taste is not as sweet, thankful. Quite mild actually, with a nice blend of biscuit malt and hops. Not too bitter and not long lasting. Just refreshing, but not a swill. A pretty good overall well-brewed golden ale.
Boutip (5195) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a bright golden color ale with a large foamy head with OK retention and some light lacing. Aroma of fresh citrusy hops is very enticing with light floral and semi-sweet malt. Taste is also an interesting mix between some citrusy notes with a very light bitterness and loads of floral undertones; semi-sweet malt base is well incorporated in the mix. Body is average with good carbonation. Well brewed and interesting beer in a style that doesn’t necessarily produces it lots of complex beer.
Otterdance (164) - Norwich, Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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!
gegwilson (2168) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Booth’s in Ripon. Pours amber with a white head. Some really good citrus itter hop flavours in this - lemon and marmalade. Not a complex beer but tasty, refreshing and very enjoyable.
StueyD (1465) - Heacham, 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).
gunnar (6581) - Sandnes, NORWAY - AUG 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
daniele (6656) - ITALY - JUL 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
buona schiuma piuttosto persistente buon aroma luppolato lieve agrumatp terroso discreto nota maltata un tocco mieloso discreto amaro