Brewed by J.W. Lees
Style: English Strong Ale
Middleton, England


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RATINGS: 394   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
Bottle: Filtered.
Launched 2001 in a collaboration between Giles Dennis, J.W. Less head brewer, and Garret Oliver of Brooklyn Brewery, New York.
Ingredients: Ale malt, Chocolate malt; Grist Goldings, Styrian, Hallertau hops; Yeast.
Manchester Star was a brew discovered in an old recipe book (from about one hundred years ago). Manchester Star is a 7.3% abv, dark ale, with chocolate, malty overtones and a warming finish made from 100% British ale malt, chocolate malt and Goldings hops.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (47592) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2008
<b>Bottle 50cl.</b>
Clear dark black color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, roasted, caramel, coffee, dusty, light to moderate dark berry, raisin, plum, alcohol. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, and dusty finish. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to lively, finish feel is light alcoholic. (010908)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (43039) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2008
50 cL bottle. Pours hazy brown to black with a creamy and tan head. Dark fruity and mild spiced aroma with a light fruity note. Light liqourice and smooth flavoured towards light dry and mild spiced. Lingering roasted and mild chocolate smooth finish. Nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (36419) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2009
Bottled. An opaque brown beer with a brown head. The aroma has notes of sweet malt and tobacco as well as lighter notes of roasted malt, alcohol, and over ripe fruits. The flavor is sweet with notes of over ripe fruits, alcohol, and roasted malt, as well as lighter notes licorice, leading to a lightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (27245) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2008
Bottle. Black coloured with a medium sized beige ehad. Light roasted aroma of coffee, hops, dish washer and hay. Light roasted flavour of liquorice, fruits and dried fruits with notes of chocolate and coffee. Light roasted finish. Bland porter. Overrated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (26412) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 28, 2009
Bottled (thanks to the craziest bartender ever!). Very dark brown colour, close to black, mediumsized fluffy beige head. Some lace. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee some wet smoked wood and also liquorice and mild notes of raisins. Flavour is roasted malts, some toffee, mild chocolate and coffee as well as some slight fruity notes. Very well balanced and hides the alcohol completely.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (25552) - Malm, SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2009
Bottle. Pours a black color with a longlasting tan head. Has a roasted malty bready alcoholic aroma with hints of chocolate. Has a fruity malty slightly roasted chocolate flavor with some hints of licorice. Hasa fruity malty chocolate finish with some bitterness in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2008
(Bottle 50 cl) Courtesy of joergen. Pours a clear dark brown with a reddish glow and a tall, dense and lacing beige head. Sweetish hard roasted malt. Medium body with sweet hard roasted malts, some vanilla accents and a discreet malt bitter finish. Decent alright. 310808

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (24173) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2013
11th September 2013
Opaque dark brown beer with a good tan head. Smooth malt, a little cream. Its run through with minerally carbonation. Whispers of marmite, toffee and a little spice. Finishes smooth. A superior malty beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (23583) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 1, 2011
Draft at Churchkey. Almost completely black. Aroma of coffee grounds. Taste is prunes, raisins, dark roasted malts. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (23256) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 2, 2012
bottle at home ... deep brown red ... thin tan head ... soft blackcurrant toffee malt nose ... over fizzy ... dark fruits ... blackcurrant and barest licorice ... soft malts ... light woody bitter linger

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