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Dark Star Summer Meltdown

PubAddressLast Visit Seen
Wye Beer Festival 2015Wye, Kent26 Jun 2015
Sonder (formerly The Thirty-Nine Steps Brewhouse; The Thirty-Nine Steps Alehouse)Broadstairs, Kent18 Jun 2015
The HaywainBramling, Kent23 May 2015
The Flower PotMaidstone, Kent17 Apr 2015
The Gardener's ArmsLewes, East Sussex13 Apr 2015
The Moon & StarsPenge, Greater London09 Apr 2015
One Inn The WoodPetts Wood, Greater London17 Jul 2014
The Beer HallStaveley, Cumbria17 Jul 2014
Craft Beer Co.Islington, Central London14 Jun 2014
Shoulder of MuttonWantage, Oxfordshire10 Jun 2014
Bridge Arms (formerly The White Horse Inn)Bridge, Kent24 May 2014
York TapYork, North Yorkshire08 May 2014
Craft Beer Co.Clerkenwell, Central London21 Aug 2013
The Oxted InnOxted, Surrey12 Aug 2013
The Evening StarBrighton, East Sussex11 Aug 2013
The Firkin AlehouseFolkestone, Kent11 Jul 2013
The Wheel AlehouseBirchington-on-Sea, Kent06 Jul 2013
The Henglers CircusGlasgow, Glasgow, City of03 Jul 2013
Southampton ArmsGospel Oak, Greater London21 Jun 2013
Orange TreeBaldock, Hertfordshire11 Jun 2013
The Kings ArmsWaterloo, Central London21 May 2013
The Greyhound InnCoventry, West Midlands20 Apr 2013
The ElephantFaversham, Kent11 Nov 2012
The Cock TavernHackney, Greater London29 Aug 2012
Holborn WhippetHolborn, Central London03 Aug 2012
Old FountainOld Street, Central London26 Jun 2012
The HarpCharing Cross, Central London07 Jun 2011
Sissinghurst Castle Smallholders FairSissinghurst, Kent22 Aug 2010
The BullHorton Kirby, Kent31 Jul 2010
The Salehurst HaltSalehurst, East Sussex14 Aug 2009
The BerryWalmer, Kent12 Jul 2008

Tasting Summary

These comments are the opinion of the individual reviewer and represent what they thought of the beer on a particular day in a particular pub. If a review is less favourable, it may be because the beer suffered somewhere in the supply chain between them and the brewery.

Wye Beer Festival 2015, Wye, Kent

AndrewNot Tried26 Jun 2015

Sonder (formerly The Thirty-Nine Steps Brewhouse; The Thirty-Nine Steps Alehouse), Broadstairs, Kent

DosserGood18 Jun 2015

The Haywain, Bramling, Kent

BrianExcellent23 May 2015 Really fresh orangey bitter

The Flower Pot, Maidstone, Kent

TobesNot Tried17 Apr 2015
TobesNot Tried09 May 2014
TobesGood06 Dec 2013
DosserExcellent27 Jun 2013
DosserGood20 Apr 2013
PedroExcellent16 Sep 2012
AlenomoreNot Tried15 Sep 2012
ChrisEGood15 Sep 2012 Very well kept, and interesting beer, but I do not really like spices in my ale. I chose not to have another one.
DosserExcellent15 Sep 2012
PedroExcellent14 Sep 2012
PedroExceptional07 Sep 2011 Gorgeous - especially when reduced to £1/pint
PedroExcellent01 Aug 2011 but run out !!!!!!!
PedroExcellent30 Jul 2011
AlenomoreExceptional30 Jul 2011 Another top ale from Dark Star.
PedroExcellent29 Jul 2011

The Gardener's Arms, Lewes, East Sussex

Philip PirripNot Tried13 Apr 2015

The Moon & Stars, Penge, Greater London

Philip PirripNot Tried09 Apr 2015

One Inn The Wood, Petts Wood, Greater London

oz11Good17 Jul 2014 Ran out

The Beer Hall, Staveley, Cumbria

ChrisENot Tried17 Jul 2014

Craft Beer Co., Islington, Central London

Jack WilliamNot Tried14 Jun 2014
Stephen HarrisNot Tried13 Oct 2013

Shoulder of Mutton, Wantage, Oxfordshire

HSBNot Tried10 Jun 2014

Bridge Arms (formerly The White Horse Inn), Bridge, Kent

MickNot Tried24 May 2014

York Tap, York, North Yorkshire

HSBNot Tried08 May 2014

Craft Beer Co., Clerkenwell, Central London

Judy G GarlandNot Tried21 Aug 2013

The Oxted Inn, Oxted, Surrey

PedroExcellent12 Aug 2013

The Evening Star, Brighton, East Sussex

Philip PirripNot Tried11 Aug 2013
Philip PirripNot Tried11 Aug 2013
Philip PirripExcellent17 May 2012 The spice taste hits when about a third of the way down the first pint. A second beckoned with no option for otherwise.

The Firkin Alehouse, Folkestone, Kent

ChrisENot Tried11 Jul 2013

The Wheel Alehouse, Birchington-on-Sea, Kent

John BNot Tried06 Jul 2013

The Henglers Circus, Glasgow, Glasgow, City of

HSBNot Tried03 Jul 2013

Southampton Arms, Gospel Oak, Greater London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried21 Jun 2013

Orange Tree, Baldock, Hertfordshire

HSBGood11 Jun 2013 Not keen on the spice flavouring

The Kings Arms, Waterloo, Central London

thebrewingmanNot Tried21 May 2013 Went off.rn

The Greyhound Inn, Coventry, West Midlands

Stephen HarrisNot Tried20 Apr 2013

The Elephant, Faversham, Kent

PedroExcellent11 Nov 2012

The Cock Tavern, Hackney, Greater London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried29 Aug 2012

Holborn Whippet, Holborn, Central London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried03 Aug 2012

Old Fountain, Old Street, Central London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried26 Jun 2012

The Harp, Charing Cross, Central London

DubbelExcellent07 Jun 2011 First Meltdown of the year and delightful it was too. Clear as a bell, subtle spices and brilliantly refreshing. Two pints slipped down a treat.

Sissinghurst Castle Smallholders Fair, Sissinghurst, Kent

WittendenExcellent22 Aug 2010 I love ginger in curries, perhaps not in beer. Good beer, but not really to my taste, but it did have the benefit of clearing the pallet!

The Bull, Horton Kirby, Kent

PedroExcellent31 Jul 2010 Ginger -yum !
JeffnJoNot Tried15 Aug 2009
IanNot Tried15 Aug 2009
DubbelNot Tried14 Aug 2009
DubbelExcellent13 Aug 2009 Lovely stuff, pale & hoppy with a backlash of ginger that tickles the tongue without burning the throat.

The Salehurst Halt, Salehurst, East Sussex

JeffnJoExcellent14 Aug 2009 Refreshing spicy edge

The Berry, Walmer, Kent

IanAcceptable12 Jul 2008 Pale gold, thin white head. Initial hit is ginger and elderflower. I mean it is gingery. No doubt, bit too much on the spice. Also a bit soapy. OK. Some lemon.

Dark Star Summer Meltdown

4.80% ABV.

We have tried this beer 25 times.

We have given this beer an average score of Good to Excellent.

Other Dark Star beers.