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

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unknown

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available

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RATINGS: 94   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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3.2
fonefan (49369) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2012

Cask (handpump) @ Craft Beer Co., 82 Leather Lane, London, Greater London, England EC1N 7TR.

Clear medium amber orange colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, nutty notes, light to moderate hoppy. Flavor is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20111205]

3.1
anders37 (26641) - Malmö, 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.

3.7
oh6gdx (26488) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 7, 2011
[email protected], Helsinki. Amber colour with a small off-white head. Aroma is caramel malts, toffee, mild wooden notes as well as some nuts and some floral notes. Flavour is wood, caramel malts, some nuttyness as well as some toffee. Palate is smooth and filling.

2.7
omhper (25138) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2011
Cask at Akkurat, Stockholm. Clear amber. Resin and caramel up front. Mid sweet, clean mouthfeel. Ripe plums metal and resin. Resiny finish. Average bitter at best.

2.7
madmitch76 (24807) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2011
12th July 2011
Chelmsford Beer Festival. Clear amber beer, suddy white head. Light dry palate. Dry pale malt. Lightly floral mild orange hop. Dry finish. Meh!

3.3
cgarvieuk (24515) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 21, 2013
cask at herriot watt ... deep copper ... thin tan head ... soft sweet toffee roast nose ... soft toffee fruits ... soft mellow roast ... dull toffee ...

3.7
Leighton (21258) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2011
Cask at the Euston Tap. Clear, rich gold pour with a foamy head. Toast, leafy hops, faint caramel aroma. Flavor is lightly sweet with crispy bread, leaves, some mild citric bitterness. Light bodied with average carbonation. Leafy and herbal hop finish, clings to the throat, some light malts, toast and straw. Nice beer, well balanced and layered.

3.2
Rasmus40 (20708) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 14, 2013
Cask @ Craft, Clerkenwell, London. Clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and a little chocolate. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Sweet and light bitter finish. 041013

2.6
Theydon_Bois (19513) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2012
Cask at the Half Moon, Windlesham (Jan ’12) .Golden/amber in colour with a small ’off’ white head . Hop, fruit and a touch of sulphur on the nose, not unpleasent, but not alluring! Slightly sweet in taste for a bitter, with a small amount of hop biterness in the aftertaste. A hint of caramel and fruit in the background. Fairly thin in body and leading to a dry-ish finish. Not a bad beer, but the most disappointing I’ve sampled to date from Dark Star - they set high standards! Simply ’whelming’ !

3
rlgk (18850) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 17, 2012
Cask at Craft Beer, London. Amber/copper beer with a small head. Fruity aroma with hop notes. Fruity flavor, hoppy, citrus, some metal. Balanced hop finish.


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