Crème Brûlée
Dark Star Brewing Company Limited

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English Brown Ale
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3.72 | pDev: 7.8%
Dark Star Brewing Company Limited
England, United Kingdom
Notes: A dessert in a glass. This beer is brewed using unfermentable lactose sugar, vanilla beans and plenty of roasted malts to provide a sweet, smooth caramel drinking experience. No blowtorch was used in the making of this beer.
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Reviews by Bpayne88:
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3.96/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.15/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On cask at the Belfast Beer Festival, 2017.
Chocolate-black with loose taupe bubbles. 4
Caramel and chocolate. 4
Big cocoa, brandy, then brown sugar, big vanilla, and carob candy bar linger. 4.25
Medium, chewy, round. 4

Sweet, but not cloying. Hits the concept. Balanced and not gimmicky. Dark Star quality shines through again. 4.25

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Oakenator
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of steverx8
3.89/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JonnoWillsteed
3.33/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

L- Effectively black, though held up by a halogen bulb it's an extrememly dark ruby coloured streak appears though it. Clear, pours with 3mm pale tan head.
S- Vanilla, with a light toasty toffee facet to it.
T- Toffee, or perhaps more-so caramel, which ties with the palate of a 'Creme Brulee'. There is enough of a mild coffee-note and hopping to bring balance. I'd worried that when the lable talks of 'sweet and smooth... brewed using unfermented lactose sugar' that the sweet aspect would be OTT, but it's not.
M- Rich balanced by sufficient hopping. Works better on a cold winter night.
O- Would pair well with dessert or perhaps especially some cheese and crackers. Certainly different, though a bit of a novelty style for me to consider trying again.
440ml matt-labelled can BBE: 01-Nov-2020 £3 from a Waitrose in London.
Studying the lable, ingredients include: 'Malted Barley, lactose, oats, malted wheat, hops, vanilla extract, yeast'.

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Crème Brûlée from Dark Star Brewing Company Limited
Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 6 ratings