Brewed by Dark Star
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Horsham, England


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RATINGS: 197   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Sunburst is brewed using floor malted Maris Otter barley and a blend of Cascade, styrian and Challenger hops. The result is a refreshing crisp beer of considerable depth with a fine hoppy aroma.

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wheresthepath (2334) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2011
[500ml bottle from Wyevale Garden Centre, Twyford, that Dad shared with me – cheers!] Golden amber with a negligible white head and a slight fizz. Pithy grapefruit bitterness balanced against sweet biscuity malt. It’s decent, but there’s now a lot of beers around that do this sort of thing better.

chriso (7533) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2011
500ml bottle, drunk on 1 January 2007. Pale gold colour with a diminishing white head. A little lemony citrus, backed up by light biscuity malt. Restrained citrus again in the flavour. Slightly soft mouthfeel. I generally think these golden ales don’t bottle too well. This does better than most but still lacks the vibrant, fresh hop character found in similar Dark Star cask ales. A respectable, easy-drinking number but a bit short of pizzazz.

gam (3924) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 1, 2011
Carbonation medium small head misty gold pour aromas fruity citrus melon grassy flavour decent bitter citrus rind grapefruit taste to the ale toffee sweetness finish bitter sweet goodness citrus hops a lasting bitter aftertaste sessionist special

RichardGretton (4770) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2011
Bottle. Thickish looking golden beer with a strong head. The aroma is fruity and hopped, and the flavour is hopped and fruity with green elements. Overall a nice golden beer.

greenmanalishi (547) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2011
Bottle. Woodlands Garden Centre, Leicestershire. Crisp, hoppy and refreshing. Grapefruit and citric flavours with just a hint of something sweeter - honey/berry maybe.

ekstedt (6773) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 18, 2011
Bottle (50 cl) from the Cracked Kettle. Clear deep golden, small white head. Dull sugary and honeyish malt aroma with some earthy hops. Dry to semi.dry, medium bitterness.

Blairgus (4613) - California, USA - APR 18, 2011
22 Sept 2010, bottle. pale yellow colour, faintly hazy w/ steady bubbles. citrus hops and malt on nose, nicely balanced. absolutely stunning session beer! med body and not as fizzy as i expected. more hops than i expected from nose but still just enough to know they are there. very balanced. slightly malty and slightly hoppy. very refreshing.

gnoff (10336) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 17, 2011
50 cl bottle thanks to ekstedt! He got if from Cracked Kettle.
BB date pretty much impossible to get due to black on black print and glue from sticker.
Sampled on April 16, 2011
Clear golden color, very low/small white head. Sweet, red berries, sirup, massive honey, butter scent. Sweet, stale, bread, light touch of caramel, coconut flakes taste. Fairly low, though smooth, mouthfeel, low co2 feeling. Dryish bitterness that finishes harsh and with hints of glue.
Didn’t really care much for this one, it’s not a first choise to get again.

planky84 (3261) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2011
Bottle from the Bitter End, Bromley. Bright golden pour with a white head. Grapefruit, pear, peach, mango and a little caramel aroma. Quite fruity. Fruity hop laden flavours with a bit of a sharp citrus bite. Nice fruity finish. Refreshing.

LordDrachen (116) - reggio emilia, ITALY - DEC 21, 2010
Great golden ale. Quite interesting and very tasty for a so drinkable style. Light orange/amber colored with a thin white head. Aroma is fruity dominant (grapefruit from Cascade i guess, pineapple, peaches) with typical butter-like hint of english styles ale. Moderate sweetness and strong bitter end. Light carbonation, light body. I really liked it.

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