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The Evening Star (Dark Star Brewery)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Arbor Ales - Single Hop - CitraExcellent1
Dark Star - RevelationExcellent1
Dark Star - Not Into YogaExcellent1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Cocoa WonderlandExcellent1
Dark Star - SunburstExcellent1
Arbor Ales - Megs BombExcellent1
Pig & Porter - Blackbird Dry StoutExcellent1
Five Points - Green Hop BullionExcellent1
Saltaire - Triple Choc (was Triple Chocoholic)Excellent1
Moor - StoutExcellent1
Cloudwater - Belgian IPAGood1
Dark Star - Hophead (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)Good1
Moor - RevivalAcceptable1
Dark Star - FestivalAcceptable1
Dark Star - American Pale Ale (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)Not Tried0
Dark Star - OriginalNot Tried0
Moor - So'HopNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - SeasiderNot Tried0
Redemption - Rock the KazbekNot Tried0
Tiny Rebel - CwtchNot Tried0
Good Chemistry - Becoming NorthNot Tried0
Dark Star - Hophead LoralNot Tried0
Dark Star - American Pale Ale (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)Not Tried0
Wylam - CascadeNot Tried0
Rooster's - JubileeNot Tried0
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - De La NutNot Tried0
Brewsmith - New Zealand Pale AleNot Tried0
Northern Whisper - BeltieNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Slave to the MoneyNot Tried0
Red Cat - Art of TNot Tried0
Oakham - InfernoNot Tried0
Dark Star - Six HopNot Tried0
Wander Beyond - PeakNot Tried0
Dark Star - Crème BrûléeNot Tried0
Siren Craft - Yu LuNot Tried0
Dark Star - Hophead PekkoNot Tried0
Red Cat - Mr M's PorterNot Tried0
Beatnikz Republic - I SMaSH MosaicNot Tried0
Marble - PintNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - All These VibesNot Tried0
Burning Sky - SummertimeNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Light As LeafNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Lilac Time MildNot Tried0
Iron Pier - Wealdway IPANot Tried0
Iron Pier - Whiteout IPANot Tried0
Picture 1. The Evening Star, Brighton, East Sussex

Visits Details

25 Nov 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Five Points - Green Hop Bullion3.70ExcellentBest beer of the evening, head and shoulders above all the others. A snip at £3.50pp too
Dark Star - American Pale Ale (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)4.70Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Lilac Time Mild3.80Not Tried
Iron Pier - Wealdway IPA4.50Not Tried
Iron Pier - Whiteout IPA5.30Not Tried
19 Aug 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. I wonder who owns this pub now after the Asahi takeover of Fuller's and Dark Star. The barman was insistent the limited DS range on tonight was because "nothing has come out of Partridge Green for some time".
BeerABVScoreNotes
Pig & Porter - Blackbird Dry Stout4.00ExcellentA massive hit of burnt malts made this nourishing
Moor - Revival3.80AcceptableLacklustre, did not enjoy
Dark Star - Hophead (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Marble - Pint3.90Not Tried
Pig & Porter - All These Vibes5.30Not Tried
Burning Sky - Summertime4.50Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Light As Leaf4.20Not Tried
21 May 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dark Star - Revelation5.70ExcellentHead and shoulders above all other beers tried in Brighton tonight
Dark Star - Hophead (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Dark Star - American Pale Ale (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)4.70Not Tried
Redemption - Rock the Kazbek4.00Not Tried
Red Cat - Mr M's Porter4.50Not Tried
Siren Craft - Yu Lu3.60Not Tried
Beatnikz Republic - I SMaSH Mosaic5.00Not Tried
06 Mar 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit. Lots of expensive high abv keg beers being sold.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Moor - Stout5.00ExcellentA meal in a glass
Dark Star - American Pale Ale (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)4.70Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Dark Star - Crème Brûlée5.90Not Tried
Siren Craft - Yu Lu3.60Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead Pekko3.80Not Tried
28 Aug 2018 (ChrisE)
Late afternoon and not too busy but still doing a good trade. We sat by the window and supped our pints. Always good in here.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Saltaire - Triple Choc (was Triple Chocoholic)4.80Excellent
Dark Star - American Pale Ale (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)4.70Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Dark Star - Sunburst4.80Not Tried
Oakham - Inferno4.00Not Tried
Dark Star - Six Hop6.50Not TriedOne of my friends had this and was impressed.
Wander Beyond - Peak3.80Not Tried
23 Aug 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit, last stop before launching away by train.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dark Star - Sunburst4.80Excellent
Cloudwater - Belgian IPA8.00GoodOn KeyKeg @ £7.80pp. A sipping brew but these KeyKeggers seem unable to avoid overcarbonation leading to the inevitable belching
Dark Star - American Pale Ale (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)4.70Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Brewsmith - New Zealand Pale Ale4.20Not Tried
Northern Whisper - Beltie4.80Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Slave to the Money4.10Not Tried
Red Cat - Art of T3.60Not TriedSaid to be brewed with Earl Grey and Tettnang teas
19 May 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit. The prices of some of the perhaps rarer keg beers are reaching astronomic levels.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dark Star - Not Into Yoga4.50ExcellentSuperb tropical fruits, refreshing, vary hazy
Dark Star - Hophead (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Dark Star - Sunburst4.80Not Tried
Dark Star - American Pale Ale (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)4.70Not Tried
Wylam - Cascade4.10Not Tried
Rooster's - Jubilee4.00Not Tried
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - De La Nut4.50Not Tried
19 Mar 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening late stop off. Would have had time for a second pint had I known the little Chinese F&C shop by the station would be closed.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Arbor Ales - Single Hop - Citra4.00Excellent
Dark Star - American Pale Ale (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)4.70Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Dark Star - Festival5.00Not Tried
Tiny Rebel - Cwtch4.60Not Tried
Good Chemistry - Becoming North6.00Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead Loral3.80Not Tried
28 Oct 2017 (Brian)
As we had to take the train to Falmer, this seemed like a good bet. Half full with en eclectic bunch of customers.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dark Star - Hophead (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)3.80Good
Dark Star - Festival5.00AcceptableWent off after mine was poured, so not at its best.
Dark Star - American Pale Ale (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)4.70Not Tried
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Seasider4.30Not Tried
Redemption - Rock the Kazbek4.00Not Tried
15 Oct 2017 (Stephen Harris)
Early evening and lots of customers are here after attending the BHA vs Everton match. In the circumstances, it seems that plastic cups are the order of the day.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Cocoa Wonderland6.80ExcellentVery, very chocolaty. At times it is hard to spot the alcohol strength.
Arbor Ales - Megs Bomb4.70ExcellentGolden. A proper hop bomb. Tropical fruit.
Dark Star - American Pale Ale (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)4.70Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Dark Star - Original5.00Not Tried
Moor - So'Hop4.10Not Tried

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About The Evening Star

The pub sign. The Evening Star, Brighton, East Sussex

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional7
Excellent68
Good24
Acceptable14
Poor3

Website.

The pub is found in Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 3PB.

One room pub near Brighton's main railway station. This used to be home to the Dark Star brewery, before the beer production got too big for the pub and they moved to Anstey, West Sussex. However, Dark Star's influence remains with the draught beer range containing many of their beers. With 10 handpumps (including 3 reserved for cider) sported in total there are a couple of handpumps given over to other UK micros as well as taps for Dark Star keg beers, new wave keg beers and continental beers. Several ciders round off the main bar. However, in the fridge behind the bar is one of the best ranges of world beers in a British pub, with Belgium and Germany dominating. Lots of wood in evidence in this fairly small pub and the curved bar is squeezed into one corner. Tables and chairs line the walls. Live music is also regularly available. All year outside seating by the pavement. A must if you are anywhere south of the Midlands.

We have visited this pub 66 times, seen 188 different beers and tried 75 of them.

Map location

Postcode: BN1 3PB