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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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (2834) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2016
Handpull cask at the Prince Albert, Ely. Somewhat dark brown but translucent. Slightly off-putting sulphur tinge to the aroma, but its moistened with a strong note of berries. Sweet and malty at first, drawing to a bitter finish. Bitter cooking chocolate on the aftertaste. Pretty good although not one of my favourites from Dark Star.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (11429) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2015
Cask gravity at the Watford beer fest 2015. Mid amber coloured pour with a small off white head. Aroma is dirty nutty malts, light raisin, some English yeast esters, hint if caramel. Flavour is composed of light nutty caramel, dried fruits, cakey. Palate is semi sweet, lowish carbonation, bit dull.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dogbomb (1205) - ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2015
Cask. Dark rusty ale. Thin white head. Nose of powdered sugar and slight fruits. Taste is quite sweet and sugary, with a little bit of plum. Its OK, b it not mind blowing.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Pink_152 (4601) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2015
Tried at the three horseshoes, waddington. Chestnut colour with an off white head. Aroma has caramel malts. Taste smooth with a mild bitterness. Nice traditional bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewTom (641) - - JUN 18, 2015
Slight toffee smell. Great spicy, citrus taste with balanced bitter finish. A traditional English bitter & an excellent easy drinking session beer. Rated by BrewTom

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
niquillis (2502) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2015
Cask at Swan, Bignall End. Pours chestnut with off white head. Bordering on a keg bitter taste, sulphur,biscuit, bland. Average.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (10285) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 4, 2014
Cask at The Hanging Bat. Pours clear amber, huge white head. Aromas of apples, stone fruit, caramel. Taste is sweet, more light fruit. Sticky finish. OK.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (12532) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 3, 2014
Cask at the Hanging Bat. Pours amber, nose is peach and toffee, taste is bitter and fruity.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
The_Osprey (7731) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2014
Cask at JDW. Clear dark orange / brown, still, very small white head. Aroma is nothingy. Body is medium to light, smooth. Taste is toffee malt with a punchy bitterness. Not great.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrTipple (4340) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2014
Aroma: bread and grain malts. Appearance: clear brown, no head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: light body, bitters develop further, slightly watery, flat carbonation, cereal and grain malts. Overall: OK Bitter, but nothing special. Pint at Willow Walk, Victoria.


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