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Brewed by Dark Star
Style: Bitter
Horsham, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   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
AshtonMcCobb (7027) - 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
sir__v (2630) - 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
Beer5000 (6819) - 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.

3.3
jjsint (3599) - Leicester, Leicestershire, 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 it’s 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
mR_fr0g (13977) - 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
dogbomb (1257) - 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. It’s OK, b it not mind blowing.

3.2
Mr_Pink_152 (5749) - 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
BrewTom (661) - - 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
niquillis (2752) - 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
allmyvinyl (11172) - 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.


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