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Dark Star Winter Solstice

Brewed by Dark Star
Style: Bitter
Horsham, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.34/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
dynamiteninja (1807) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2013
Cask at the Bree Louise, Euston. Blackish orange amber body. Loose head that dissipates quickly. Coriander, nutmeg, cloves, red fruit, hops, crystal malt, menthol, mint, spice. Bitter with some sweetness. Oily palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aniela (4207) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2013
Cask at The Harp, London. Golden berr with a medium offwhite head. Malty, spicy aroma with fruity notes. Spicy, malty flavour with some bread and fruity notes.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Grumbo (1194) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2013
Cask gravity at White Horse Winter Best of British Beer Festival, Chelmsford. Amber colour. Spiced aroma with hints of aniseed, cinnamon and clove. Wasn’t a huge fan I’m afraid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jackl (6814) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 15, 2013
Cask @ The Red Lion, Leytonstone. The pour’s medium amber with a small head. The aroma’s of sugared berry, caramel, general spice rack, cinnamon. The taste is more spice - cinnamon, ginger, anise, brown sugar. Nice, robust malt profile. Plenty of caramel. A touch of wood and vanilla on the finish. Medium body, smooth. Overall, pretty decent. Perhaps a bit too spicy-heavy to drink a lot of, but this is still quite good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (11952) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2013
Cask at The Claret. It pours clear amber with a medium beige head. The nose is winter spice, earth, caramel, orange peel and dried berry. The taste is earth, wood, winter spice, pumpkin, squash, raisin, light caramel and resin with a dry, lightly spiced finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. I really like the balance.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
geeejayell (26) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2012
Handpump at The Guide Dog. Not as hoppy as normal fayre. Possible Orange, hint of sweetness, not as wintery as expected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
evergreen0199 (2896) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2012
Cask at The Sussex Arms, Twickenham. A golden/amber coloured pour with a medium white head on top. Hoppy, spice, coriander aroma. Tastes slightly hoppy, spice, some ginger and coriander almost perfumed. Interesting, this one seemed to improve as the pint went on.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (17295) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2012
Cask at The Harp, London. Deep golden beer with an ok offwhite head. Malty, spicy flavor, coriander, ginger, biscuits, some fruity notes. Coriander and ginger flavor, malty, bready, fruity notes. A bit too much spices for me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DandyLion (518) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2012
Cask @ slug and lettuce, Leicester. Dark golden colour. Smelly hoppy and spicy. Taste of ginger/cinnamon and bitter hops. It's quite nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SaintMatty (6612) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 7, 2012
Cask (Queen’s Arms, Basingstoke) - Copper coloured. Ginger, cinnamon and malt in the aroma. Fruity and spicy taste with ginger, fruitcake and nuts detected.

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