Bristol Beer Factory / Dark Star Southern Conspiracy

 
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Formerly brewed at Bristol Beer Factory
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Bristol, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.65/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Ultra pale, Ultra aromatic Kiwi IPA.

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3.5
evergreen0199 (3320) - Northwood, Greater London, - SEP 15, 2012
Cask at Euston Tap, London. A dark golden coloured pour with a medium tight white head on top. Citrus/tropical fruit aroma. Tastes of citrus fruit/tropical fruit, hoppy, quite bitter, malty. A bit one dimensional but still pretty good.


3.9
flying_pig (1555) - SCOTLAND - APR 21, 2017
Half pint on keg from Inn Deep, Glasgow (£3.50):
Quite a nice collaborative effort here from the two English based breweries, the beer was definitely a hop-filled one with a bit more sweetness than I’d anticipated at times but the oak & vanilla flavours were nice to see in this type of beer. For the most part it was the tropical flavours & hop bitterness that dominated proceedings but I was also surprised to see some of tart & funky saison like flavours near the end which were unexpected but welcome additions to the beer. It was a fresh & lively offering that proved quite easy to drink despite its strength; good stuff & one I’d be open to having again.

3
niquillis (2679) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2017
Keg at Hopwater Cellar, Newcastle under Lyme. Pours golden haze with an off white froth. Very plain after gorgeous sour so it was pretty like drinking water. It should be able to fight through so it’s disappointing.

3.3
Fullpintofbeer (365) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2017
Not dead yet! Offered at 6.8%. Tap @Barley Mow, Bristol. Small white head, golden/amber colour, clear, fair lacing. Aroma: barrel, oak, raisin, bit of alcohol. Lightly sweet with bitter/alcohol aftertaste. Full body, soft carbonation, long finish. Needs more balance.

3.5
Mr_Pink_152 (4884) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2017
On tap at the Craft Rooms Lincoln At 6.8% abv. Hazy orange to small off white head. Aroma sweet fruit and caramel, pine, tropical mango and orange pith. Taste light bittersweet, with a light sweet finish.

3.7
anfractuosity (409) - - MAR 1, 2017
Very enjoyable IPA, can taste a nice oakiness to it, along with a good fruitiness.

4.2
Garrold (5180) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2017
Bottle. Archer Road Beer Stop, Sheffield. Pale copper colour. Light haze. Thin, dense, sticky, white head. Has that barrel aged legginess. Nose has white wine, oak, and clean, fresh hop. Nothing else required. Smells incredibly clean, verging on menthol medicinal. Lovely. Taste has a soft, white grape tang. A little sour, and a little bitter. Crisp mouthfeel. Vinous, oaky finish. Knocked me out, this. Absolutely lovely.

1.8
JohnRMurdoch (4828) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - FEB 10, 2017
330ml bottle from Beer Gonzo. Muddy reddish brown, reasonable head. Sour yeasty lemon aroma. Sour brett lemon flavour. Watery. Not for me.

3.8
jamestulloch (4063) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 26, 2017
Bottle (6.8% ABV) from Beer Gonzo. Hazy amber body with a thin off-white head. Steady carbonation. Faint lacing. Aroma of green apple, kiwi fruit, chardonnay and cloudy lemonade. Flavour of oak, lemon peel and minerals. Medium body with an oily texture. Soft fizz. Funky and complex. One of my favourite beers yet from Bristol Beer Factory.

4.2
The_Osprey (7881) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2017
January 2017 - 330ml bottle at home in Richmond as ’Bristol Beer Factory Southern Conspiracy’, 6.8%, BB Nov 2018, aged in white burgundy barrels. Pours a dark murky amber orange with a foamy light brown head. Aroma is almost bretty, oaky, green banana, green grape, some peach. Body is light, smooth with soft to tingly carbonation. Taste is very oaky, rounded and full, grape, minerally, tangy and dry, hints at sourness but mostly just crisp and oaky. Long biscuity, woody finish. Complex and tasty yet really drinkable. A really great beer.

3.9
johndoughty (5403) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2013
Bottle. Golden with a small head.Hoppy and left an unusual fruity aftertaste .Plenty of body and all round its a very well balanced beer.


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