Hylder Blonde | Dark Star Brewing Company Limited

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Brewed by:
Dark Star Brewing Company Limited
United Kingdom (England) | website

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by kojevergas on 08-20-2011

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3
Ratings:
5
Avg:
3.36
pDev:
18.75%
 
 
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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 5
Photo of jonb5
3.94/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pint at the Willow Walk JDW.

A: Golden, small head, slightly hazy, left lots of lacing around the side of the glass.

S: Floral, slight elderflower presence, some Fuggles hop.

T: Slightly sour apples, earthy Fuggles hop made itself noticed.

M: Smooth, not massively carbonated, medium body.

O: A crisp, subtle summer beer. Very well made beer from a brewery that doesn't make a habit of letting you down.

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Photo of sleazo
3.48/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On Cask at Market Porter

A_Pours a straw yellow with a nice off white head.

S_The aroma is strong with grapefruit, elderflower and a nice bit of wheat.

T_Floral taste comes through at first followed by a bit of lemon. The aftertaste is a bit of that elderflower. This opens up and combines with the wheat as you drink it.

M_On the lighter wide of medium with a low carbonation.

O_The elderflower is not overpowering here but provides a bit more interest than a typical blonde. Not my favorite style but its quaffable.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.52/5  rDev -25%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Served from the cask into a true pint glass in a pub in London, England. Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a one finger head, devoid of cream, rather thin, and of decent retention. Clear yellow colour.

Sm: Cream, light lemon peel, and full grain. Mild.

T: Cream open is light in tone, followed by an estery tinged barley foundation with badly considered crystal hops and even bittering hops present. Simple, badly built, and poorly balanced.

Mf: Smooth, wet, and thin. Casking was a bad choice for this beer. Not really complementary of the flavours of the body.

Dr: Low ABV, hard to drink due to the bad flavours, and expensive. Not a good beer, especially on cask. Would be better on draught methinks. Consult me profile for me opinion on CAMRA.

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Hylder Blonde from Dark Star Brewing Company Limited
3.36 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
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