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Saltaire / Dark Star Le IPA

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


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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.17/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
IPA style beer with a French twist inspired by Le Grand Depart 2014.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ManVsBeer (8678) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2016
Bottle from Wine & Beer Direct, Halifax. It might have been more apt for Saltaire to have found a Cambridgeshire brewer to share this collaboration with given it was that historic county alongside Yorkshire that hosted the tour - Sussex got its go 20 years previous! However, as a beer this darker amber coloured ale with very little head is a crips and drinkable effort and its strength is not overbearing. It has a slightly gritty tropical fruit aroma and taste that’s understated.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
teorn88 (6459) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2015
Backlog rating. Cask at CPK, London. It pours a lightly hazy golden color with medium white head. Aroma is grainy and lightly sweet, with notes of citrus, caramel, corn. Taste is medium sweet with more starch, grains, grass, melon. Light bodied with good carbonation. Overall, unexcting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (4496) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - SEP 22, 2015
Warm golden colour, white head. Fruity aroma, fruity hops, apricot, tropical fruits, malts and straw. Sweet flavour, light bitter, malts, hops and tropical fruits. Bitter hoppy finish, malts.
(from draught -cask- @ Craft Beer Co Islington, RBESG 2014)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2015

Cask (handpump) @ Craft Beer Co - Clerkenwell, 82 Leather Lane, Farringdon, Greater London, England EC1N 7TR.

[ As Saltaire / Dark Star Le IPA ].
Clear medium yellow - amber orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, pale malt, light hoppy, light to moderate yeasty. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a long duration, pale malt, light sharp hops - yeast. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20140805]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (23012) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 16, 2014
Cask @ Craft Beer Co - Clapham, Clapham SW4. Pours a slightly hazy pale amber golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy aroma. Fruity malty spicy bitter weak yeasty caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy caramel finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mR_fr0g (9220) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2014
Cask at Craft beer Co Clerko. RBESG 2014, grand tasting 10/08/2014. Clear bright amber / orange coloured pour with a loose lasting white head. Aroma is brown sugar, berry hop, but overall subdued. Flavour is brown sugars, biscuity malts, earthy dirty berry hop, hedgerow. Slightly harsh bitterness. Palate is light and watery, low carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (7925) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndySnow (6712) - Huddinge, 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
imdownthepub (13227) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (9837) - Wigston, 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.

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