Dark Star Golden Gate

 
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Formerly brewed at Dark Star
Style: American Pale Ale
Horsham, England

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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Seasonal - Autumn and Winter.
Brewed with the aromatic Amarillo and Cluster hops, like a modern pale ale of the U.S. but balanced by distinctive Munich malt, which adds complexity and a hint of roasted flavours to the beer.

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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
WhiteStar (37) - Swindon, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2004
Cask Conditioned @ Red Rose. A modern bitter in the American style. A razors edge of blood and grapefruit, dusted down with pine sap and horses hooves. A frozen star light.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
imdownthepub (13713) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2004
Cask Conditioned at The Horse & Groom, Caulcott, Oxon. Golden with perfect head. This is Dark Star Hophead's big brother, if you like hops, then this is the boy for you. A glorious whoosh of bitterness greets the first mouthful with a heady citrus and peppery twang. Fantastic balance that allows the bitterness to come through. There is a pine nut note in the finish, top quality bitter.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Quaffmeister (50) - Henlow, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2003
(Gravity) A crisp, bright looking yellow ale. A real citrus punch in the aroma that follows through in the taste. The finish is astringent and very pleasurable. A great beer that I wish was available more readily in these parts.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (24092) - Tyres, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2003
Sampled cask conditioned at Akkurat, Stockholm.
Hazy orange-amber. Intense grapefruit aroma. Medium bodied, firm and rather clean with resiny, very bitter finish. A highly aromatic ale, described as a bitter, but very much in the middle of the guidelines for American pale ale.


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