Dark Star Oktoberfest (England: Oktoberfest: 5.2% ABV)

Visual: Honey/orange with a bubbly white head.

Nose: Light lime and vanilla, some malt.

Body: Very grainy and wheat bails. Citrus – lime jam. Slight sweetness, lots more grain like wholemeal bits in white bread.

Finish: Dry and hoppy, bitter initially then airy vanilla and sugar.

Conclusion: A Sussex Oktoberfest? Surely not! A bit too strong on the lime elements which hides the other notes, carries through as a refreshing beer however. It tries for sweetness but ends up more cloying.

A very wheat filled experience, almost like an alcoholic representation of a farmers gathering – very Sussex character.

It’s not a bad beer but its not a patch on most Oktoberfests