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The Star (Fitzgerald)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Ossett - Silver KingExcellent1
North Yorkshire - Crystal TipsGood1
Bridgehouse - TykeGood1
Sonnet 43 - American Pale AleAcceptable1
Timothy Taylor - Boltmaker (formerly Best Bitter)Acceptable1
Jarrow - Rivet CatcherAcceptable1
North Yorkshire - Boro BestAcceptable1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - JaipurAcceptable1
Captain Cook - SlipwayAcceptable1
Ossett - JesterPoor1
Wainstones - Iron StonePoor1
Wainstones - BlondePoor1
Caledonian - Deuchars IPANot Tried0
Caledonian - 80/-Not Tried0
Copper Dragon - Golden PippinNot Tried0
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled HenNot Tried0
Greene King - Ruddles BestNot Tried0
Yard of Ale - FlamebearerNot Tried0
Cotleigh - Barn Owl BitterNot Tried0
Mordue - Five Bridge BitterNot Tried0

Visits Details

13 Aug 2016 (McGargle)
Beer quality seems to an issue here. Again, we were disappointed. The two Ossett beers tasted the same and all three had strong hints of cardboard. Didn't note the names of the others two miscreants.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ossett - Jester4.00PoorA golden ale. Now what's the opposite of fresh?
09 Aug 2014 (McGargle)
Much better selection including a Wainstones which I don't remember. Rat White Rat had just finished, drat it!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ossett - Silver King4.30ExcellentJUst the job on a sunny summer's evening. Good malt body and plenty of quenching hops.
Mordue - Five Bridge Bitter3.80Not Tried
08 Aug 2014 (McGargle)
Back to (ab)normal. Friday evening and only one beer on - typically one that I had no interest in trying.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Mordue - Five Bridge Bitter3.80Not Tried
30 Nov 2013 (McGargle)
Good to see a better choice of ales. Tasters encouraged.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90AcceptableThin, sweet, slightly floral. Disappointing.
Sonnet 43 - American Pale Ale5.40AcceptableDrank weaker than its abv. Lightly hopped and inoffensive malts.
Cotleigh - Barn Owl Bitter4.50Not Tried
11 Jul 2013 (McGargle)
Sad to report that The Star continues to disappoint. Today there was only one ale on which was off (if you seen what I mean).
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wainstones - Blonde4.00PoorApparently a cask lager this was rather thin and on the turn. Pleased I asked for a taster.
02 Mar 2013 (McGargle)
Mid-evening and just starting to liven up. Disappointed with the beer quality in what is usually a reliable outlet.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Timothy Taylor - Boltmaker (formerly Best Bitter)4.00AcceptableAn old favourite which seemed off form. Disjointed and muted.
Jarrow - Rivet Catcher4.00AcceptableSee Boltmaker comments.
Wainstones - Iron Stone4.20PoorWas warned by another customer that this was thin and weedy. So it was.
29 Sep 2012 (McGargle)
Disappointing to see they only has two ales on.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Captain Cook - Slipway4.20AcceptableMore malt, less hops than I remember.
Yard of Ale - Flamebearer4.50Not Tried
25 Aug 2012 (McGargle)
Apparently they'd been busy at lunch time and hadn't bothered changing the casks so Saturday evening came and no real ales were available.
BeerABVScoreNotes
08 Oct 2011 (davidg83)
Again really busy. Bar crowded and standing room only. Good atmosphere though.
BeerABVScoreNotes
North Yorkshire - Crystal Tips4.00GoodRuby bitter with a sour sharpness in the mouth. Thick creamy head. Decent.
Bridgehouse - Tyke4.10GoodLight malty brown bitter. Easy drinkable.
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled Hen4.50Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
06 Aug 2011 (davidg83)
Quiet on Saturday at 6pm. The calm before the storm! A pet hate of mine were Englands Pride and Celtic Golds pumpclips which gave no indication of their brewery.
BeerABVScoreNotes
North Yorkshire - Boro Best4.00AcceptableGolden brown beer. Malt was only distinguishing feature. Bit sour and drying on the finish. Lively enough with thick creamy head but just a bit lacklustre.
Caledonian - Deuchars IPA3.80Not Tried
Caledonian - 80/-4.10Not Tried
Copper Dragon - Golden Pippin3.90Not Tried

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About The Star

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent2
Good5
Acceptable8
Poor3

Website.

The pub is found in Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, TS1 3BX.

Located in Southfield Road. Modernised, split level, open plan building near the university. Sky Sports and music which becomes louder as the evening progresses. But good food and excellent selections of ales usually from micros make this one of the few destination pubs for Teesside drinkers.

We have visited this pub 15 times, seen 29 different beers and tried 16 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TS1 3BX