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

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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   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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3.1
allmyvinyl (11208) - 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
Stuu666 (15301) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 3, 2014
Cask at the Hanging Bat. Pours amber, nose is peach and toffee, taste is bitter and fruity.

3
The_Osprey (9723) - 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
MrTipple (7004) - 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.

3.1
hohops (1162) - Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2014
Cask. Appearance is amber, with a disappearing white head. Aromas of malts, raisin, toffee, caramel, nutty sweetness. Taste- plenty of malt, medium mouthfeel, hop bitterness, hint of chocolate, some caramel and toffee, brown bread. Nice overall.

3.2
Niall73 (2459) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 1, 2014
Cask at The Rake, London Bridge. Pours an amber colour with a white head. Aroma is light malt, grass and dust. Light body, mild carbonation. Caramel, wood, light mustiness, a little lemon, milt bitterness... OK. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
john44 (3456) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2014
Cask Pint at Wibbas Down (JDW), Wimbledon, London in Sept 2012 - Amber Brown in colour. Malty; toasty malts, caramel. Fruity; mild citrus. Hoppy; slightly earthy hops. Mildly bittersweet malty throughout with a dryish bitter finish. OK. Easy drinking.

3
kwik-lime (2117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2014
One of my favourite brewers and a beer named after my favourite TV character. What could go wrong? Well, there’s nothing wrong, but Dark Star do better. Nice hop character but a bit flat and lacking something. Fine session beer but nothing to write home about.

3.2
Oakes (19434) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 20, 2014
Slightly hazy amber. Biscuity amber malt character. Mellow hop - the least hoppy Dark Star I’ve had probably. Good character w subtle earthiness. Might benefit from a more expressive yeast but it’s a nice beer.

3.4
AndySnow (8322) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - FEB 9, 2014
How: Cask.
Where: Oliver Twist, Stockholm.
Appearance: Amber colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Caramel, malt, fruit, floral.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Malt, fruit, plum.


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