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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
larsga (6139) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 13, 2007
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.)

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gr0ve (2128) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 14, 2007
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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebeertourist (4761) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 27, 2008
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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Metalchopz (2207) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 27, 2011
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.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (4642) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 11, 2011
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.

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!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gegwilson (951) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2014
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
StueyD (1115) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2006
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).

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (5128) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daniele (5200) - ITALY - JUL 21, 2014
buona schiuma piuttosto persistente buon aroma luppolato lieve agrumatp terroso discreto nota maltata un tocco mieloso discreto amaro


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