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


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RATINGS: 198   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Filtered and carbonated bottle.
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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (52351) - VestJylland, - OCT 29, 2008
Bottle 50cl. @ home.
Clear light to medium yellow color with a large, frothy, good lacing, fully lasting, white to off-white head. Aroma is light to moderate malty, toasted, moderate to heavy hoppy, flowers, grass, citrus, notes of toffee in the flavor. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Very refreshing ;o)). Body is medium, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft. (140808)

mR_fr0g (13977) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2017
Bottle at home picked up from Morrison. A clear golden coloured pour with a lasting white froth. Aroma is big straw and hay, spicy hop, grassy. Nice raw earthy grains. Flavour is composed of semi sweet grains, hay, honey, straw, grassy hop. Palate is semi sweet, grainy, moderate carbonation. Not bad.

FatPhil (17334) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 5, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2017 500ml bottle (Ales by Mail) (6:4:6:3:12=3.1)
Simple malty aroma, wholemeal bread, some fruity esters. Bright gold, but with a huge persistent spongy head. Medium palate, pleasant carbonation. Malty, bready, even nutty taste, some slightly harsh minerally bitter hopping, later more sweetness in the malts. Does have a kinda Shepherd Neame feel to it in some ways, such as that harshness. Finish is bitingly bitter. Pleasant enough hoppy golden ale, but not up to what I expect from Dark Star (most of which I've had as real ales).

eastkenttom (154) - herne bay, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2017
Nice head that hung around. A little bread and marmalade, with a dry pleasing finish. Nice.

worky8t3 (3) - - MAY 23, 2017 does not count
Bottle from Morrisons Carterton, decent all round beer. Some grapefruit, a slightly bitter finish. Fresh, sharp taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Davros IX (571) - Hertford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2017
A dark golden ale with plenty of bitter hops. A nice colour, good head and a very thirst quenching beer.

thejackpacker (728) - East Sussex, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2017
Bottle at home. Loved the powerful hoppy flavour of the ale but found it a bit too bitter for a golden, prefer mine lighter.

john44 (3454) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2017
Bottle. Yellowy Gold in colour. Small head. Fruity; tangy lemon and grapefruit citrus. Hoppy; grassy hops. Malty; biscuity malts, light caramel. Moderately bitter citrus fruity and dry throughout. Refreshing. Easy drinking. (2015-05-21)

I_LUV_BEER (232) - - NOV 2, 2016
Served in a snifter from a 500ml bottle. Pours clear golden colour with a medium white head. Aroma is grass, caramel, hey, floral. Taste is grass, tangerine, grapefruit, short dry bitter finish. Medium body with medium carbonation. Nice and refreshing brew.

SarkyNorthener (5012) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2016
Bottle from Morrison’s, Walsall. Golden amber beer with small head. Aroma of digestive biscuit and malts. Taste is citrus, some marmalade and light biscuit. Good.

Grzesiek79 (4481) - Radom, POLAND - SEP 6, 2016
Porzadne one złociste Ale. Prawie jak Bitter, jasna zlota barwa, leciutko mglista bardzo mala piana na dwa palce. Zapach olejkow aromator do wypiekow ciasta drożdżowego, A w smaku totalna goryczkowa bomba. Dla wytrawnych piwoszy zdecydowanie, piwo tak zbombardowane chmielem ze ma się wrazenie jakby nie było w nim wogole slodu

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