overall
50
93
style
Brewed by Dark Star
Style: Bitter
Horsham, England
Serve in English pint

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

Regional Distribution

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RATINGS: 88   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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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
saxo (17057) - Hjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2012
Tap @ Craft Beer Co. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are malt, caramel, fruits and hops.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (15820) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 20, 2014
Slightly hazy amber. Biscuity amber malt character. Mellow hop - the least hoppy Dark Star Ive had probably. Good character w subtle earthiness. Might benefit from a more expressive yeast but its a nice beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (14519) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 20, 2011
Cask (Live&Let Live, Cambridge)
6 Very caramelly malty aroma. Low on hops. Dark Star, Dark Star, why hast thou forsaken me?
4 Rich orange, sticky head.
6+ Fairly sticky mash base, some hukiness, a little nuttiness.
3+ Soft palate, carbonation low. Slightly grainy finish, with a gentle earthy bitterness.
13 Passable bitter, but a little old fashioned.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
imdownthepub (13558) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2011
Cask conditioned at The Anchor, Birmingham. Amber with white head. This has good roasty notes in the body of the beer giving depth and initial flavour, the Chocolate malts adding interest, then a leafy, flowery hop flavour giving bitterness and a lasting dryness. A very decent session type beer which is just to my taste also having the benefit of being served by a rather attractive bar girl. Great stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (13370) - Randers, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2012
Cask. Frothy white good mostly lasting head. Amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter dry flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scopey (13006) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2011
Cask at Dean Swift. It pours deep amber, with a thick, bubbly off-white head. The nose is quite subtle notes of wood, malt, dust, smoke and nut. The taste is wood, dust, leather, malt, dried fruit, nut and a bit of orange pith, with a dry finish. Lightish body and soft carbonation. Ok, but nothing special.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kermis (11605) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2012
Cask at Craft Beer Company, Clerkenwell. Pours clear dark golden with a white head. Aroma of butter, malt, toffe and fudge. Flavour is light to moderate sweet and bitter. Light bodied with soft carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (11331) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 3, 2014
Cask at the Hanging Bat. Pours amber, nose is peach and toffee, taste is bitter and fruity.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Camons (10634) - Hasselager, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2013
Cask @ CASK Pub & Kitchen, London. Pours amber with a offwhite head. Aroma of malt, caramel, nuts, grass. Flavor is malt, caramel, grass. Medium body, soft carbonation. 160913

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (10044) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2012
Cask, The Pub, Leicester. Amber with an off-white head. Aromas are weetabix malts with some nuttiness. Tea with some floral notes and light spices. Flavours are dry tea with weetabix and some tart lemon. Yeasty with some leafy and woody notes. Peppery and dry to finish. Pretty decent.


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