overall
49
92
style
Brewed by Dark Star
Style: Bitter
Horsham, England
Serve in English pint

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.
A Best Bitter brewed in a traditional Sussex style using Maris Otter, Crystal and Chocolate malts with East Kent Golding hops. Typical of Dark Star ales, the Best Bitter relies on the heavy handed addition of aromatic hops late in the boil.

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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TBone (17075) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 27, 2017
Cask at Beer Hunters, Pori. Nut brown color, small steady off-white head. Nutty nose with light spicey hops. Light-bodied. Flavour is also nutty malty with good woody-earthy hops in the aftertaste. Hints of chocolate but not so much sweetness in the flavor. Even hints of sourness mentioned in the previous rating. Easy but reasonably hoppy

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Towey1989 (2460) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2017
Cask at The Black Lion, Cheddleton. A clear amber colour with a medium off white head. Aroma of bready malt, red berries, some hedgerow fruits and subtle spicy, earthy hops. Taste of red berries, some bready malt, subtle hedgerow fruits, a hint of sourness and slight spicy, earthy hops. Light bodied and soft carbonation. A soft, dryish, spicy and earthy hop bitterness in the finish. A simple, fruity bitter with dry, spicy, earthy hops lates on. Decent but subtley sour. Hint of Brett.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Smithld1 (263) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2017
Good example of the style. I prefer it to a Harveys. Pretty hard going though. Couldnt do a session on it these days. Not strong enough.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ThirstyBird (2858) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2017
On cask at Craft Beer Co at Limehouse station. Pours a brownish color with a tan head. The nose is earthy, a little fruity and bready. The taste is nice earthy malt with some fruit and herbal character. Light plus in body....great conditions and immensely sessionable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (25612) - Malm, SWEDEN - JAN 8, 2017
Cask @ Wenlock Arms, Hoxton N1. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma with weak hoppy hints. Fruity malty caramel hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty caramel finish with weak hoppy hints.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ManVsBeer (9759) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2016
Cask @ Cafe Beermoth, Manchester. Deep glowing amber with a very thin head. Feels stronger than it is with a light malty base.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Evilkniamhel (838) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 9, 2016
On cask at Haymarket bar. Clear gold. Nose of shortbread, marzipan, burnt toffee. Taste is sweet, a bit bitter but lighter in body than expected.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AshtonMcCobb (6407) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 9, 2016
On cask at the Haymarket. Appearance - amber with a decent head. Nose - toffee and light biscuit. Taste - more of the same. The toffee becomes a bit too sweet after a point. Palate - close to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a fairly good finish though it could be fresher. Overall - solid if a bit too sweet.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sir__v (2579) - FRANCE - MAR 1, 2016
On cask @ The Water Poet, London - UK. Color: dark blond beer with no carbonation and small white foam. Smell: malt and caramel with nice hoppy and grassy balance. Taste: medium body with nice malt and good grassy taste. Good attenuation, easy drinkable. Perfect beer. Aftertaste: wet bitterness and grassy notes.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beer5000 (6323) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 20, 2016
Cask @ Cricketers Arms, Eastleigh. Dark golden body with a small film of off-white head. Aroma is mild malt, caramel and slightly floral. Flavor is medium sweet caramel malt, biscuit and medium bitter. Medium body and a bit short in aftertaste. Quite plain, but smooth and easy drinkable.


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