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Saltaire / Dark Star Le IPA

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Brewed by Saltaire
Style: Bière de Garde
Shipley, England
Serve in Stem glass, Tulip

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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.16/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
IPA style beer with a French twist inspired by Le Grand Depart 2014.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6391) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2014
Cask-conditioned, on gravity, at the Bristol Beer Factory’s Factoberfest, September 2014. Deep gold with a slight, off-white, head. Yeasty citrus fruits, a touch of grassy hop, crisp malts and a dryish finish. Fine.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndySnow (3787) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2014
How: Cask.
Where: Craft Beer Co Clerkenwell, London.
Appearance: Light brown colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Sweet, sugar, cinnamon, spices, citrus.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Sweet, sugar, spices, fruit, citrus, some floral notes.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
imdownthepub (10481) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2014
Cask conditioned at Minehead Beer Festival ’14. Brown with white head. This was quite a tarty, fruity beer, sourish plumminess, short on the palate. Really a bit of a challenge.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (8180) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2014
Cask, The Criterion, Leicester. Amber gold with a bubbly off white foam. Aromas Aromas toffee with light floral honey and oranges. Woody with low leafy pine. Flavours are sweet biscuit with spiced oranges and dry woodiness and black tea. Bitter on the finish. Decent.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dynamiteninja (1540) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2014
Bottle. Thin off white head. Amber body. Acetone, red fruit, banana, dark malt, cherries, oranges. Bittersweet. Dry finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (11029) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2014
RBESG 2014 in London, Sunday Tasting at Craft Clerkenwell. Clear amber/copper beer with a small offwhite head. Bready hay aroma, citrus, grapes. Fruity hop flavor, citrus, hay, floral notes. Ok beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (9131) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2014
Cask at Craft Holborn, 27/08/14. Clear golden amber with a well appointed light beige covering. Nose is straw, citric peel, orchard wood, orange, biscuit. Taste comprises earthy notes, more biscuit crumble, light toffee, faint spice, straw. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, drying close. Ok stuff.

1.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
simcoe_citra (19) - Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2014
Cask at Craft Islington. Oh dear! Not to the standard I have come to expect from Saltaire or Craft. Could not finish, diacetyl bomb.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benzai (8545) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2014
Cask @ Craft Beer Co. Clapham. Clear dark orange color, small dense white head. Smell and taste malts, hops, decently bitter. Average body and carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (14708) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle at home... Golden amber.. Small white head... Sweet floral orange nose.. Soft sweet zezty orange fruits... Ok


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