overall
62
90
style
Brewed by Dark Star
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Horsham, England
Serve in English pint

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 129   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.
Brewed in homage to ’Festive’ from the former King & Barnes brewery. A chestnut bronze coloured bitter which is full of freshness and smooth mouthfeel.

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2.6
Beerhunter111 (21775) - P´Castle, GERMANY - AUG 7, 2017
Cask at The Volley. A clear reddish amber beer with a small off-white head. Aroma of reddish malt, butterscotch. Taste of red malt, red fruits, soft tartness, butterscotch.

3.1
Rasmus40 (21463) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2017
Cask @ Criterion, Leicester. Clear dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, yeasty and light nutty. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Sweet and light bitter finish. 260717

3.4
saxo (18960) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2017
Cask @ Criterion, Leicester. Nice head with good duration. Color is dark brown. Aroma and taste are caramel, malt, fruits, flowers and has a nice long bitter finish.

3.4
thejackpacker (528) - East Sussex, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2017
Cask at The Evening Star. A very tasty beer with huge nutty overtones. A keeper.

3.3
BeardedAvenger (963) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2017
Cask at PoW, Farnborough. Feint malty and slightly sour aroma. Light chestnut/copper. Decent beige head. Sweetly bitter (if that’s a thing). Hops, spices, dried fruit, mince meat. Medium bodied. Soft carbonation. However there’s a pithy element to the mouthfeel. Long finish. Any enjoyable ESB.

3.8
hohops (1047) - Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2016
Cask. Appearance is copper, a small off-white head. Aroma- rich malts, raisin, chocolate hints. Taste is full and rich malts- lots of dark fruit, bitter hop undertones. Really nice.

3.4
gegwilson (3752) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2016
Cask at the Tockwith Festival. Copper with a nice foamy off white head. Mild fruity malt aroma. The taste has plenty of toffee, caramel and stewed fruit plus a touch of aniseed. Pretty tasty bitter.

3.2
digitalviking (99) - - MAY 15, 2016
Well tempered bitter, with a smooth straightforward taste. On cask at Hope & Ruin.

3.1
jjsint (3317) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2016
Gravity Cask at the St Neots Booze on the Ouse Beer Festival, 2016. Reddish brown, translucent. Woody, toffee aroma. Taste is sweet and malty. Very clean with a lip-smacking finish of caramel, chocolate and red berry. Medium body. Well executed but unbelievably unexciting for a Dark Star beer.

3.3
gyllenbock (9328) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 5, 2015
Cask at Oliver Twist. Amber with a small head. Aroma and taste of malt, some dried fruit, caramel and hops. The finish was quite bitter. A descent one.


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