Southern Star
Fuller's

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Style:
Pale Ale - English
ABV:
4%
Score:
Needs more ratings
Avg:
3.5 | pDev: 6.29%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
4
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Fuller's
 
England, United Kingdom
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jazzyjeff13 from England

3.15/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A 500ml bottle with a BB of June 2019. Purchased recently from Morrisons. Described on the label as a fruity golden ale brewed exclusively with Australian hop varieties.

A: Poured into a tulip pint glass. A bright golden-amber colour with excellent clarity and good carbonation. Produces a large head of frothy white foam that lasts for a minute or so before collapsing and dissipating.

S: Aroma of mild fruity hops with hints of subtle tropical fruit, a touch of melon, ale yeast, light grainy malt and a huge whiff of buttery diacetyl. Would probably be better if it had been matured for longer.

T: Tastes of subtle fruity hops with notes of mild tropical fruit, faint white grape/melon, ale yeast, grainy malt and a touch of leafiness. Marred by a substantial diacetyl presence that spoils the character. Quite dry, followed by an understated bitterness upon swallowing.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and dry, with spritzy carbonation and a somewhat insubstantial body. Lightly astringent. Aftertaste of diacetyl, subtle fruity hops, ale yeast and pale malt.

O: Meh - overpromises and underdelivers. Which is a pity, as the promise sounded nice. Looks OK, while the aroma and flavour are dominated by diacetyl and offer only watery hop and pale malt undertones. So-so body; a tad watery. More time in the conditioning tank and this might have been a completely different beer. Caveat emptor.

May 06, 2018
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vinicole from England

3.49/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle. Insipid gold colour. A quickly diminishing head.
New world leafy hop smell. Some grain.
As per aroma. A bit of citrus. Quite bitter.
Insubstantial body.
Rather forgettable.

Apr 28, 2018
Southern Star from Fuller's
Beer rating: 3.5 out of 5 with 4 ratings