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King and Barnes Mild Ale

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Formerly brewed at Gribble
Style: Mild Ale
Chichester, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 5   MEAN: 2.9/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.
After Hall & Woodhouse bought, and closed, the King & Barnes brewery in 2000, production was moved to Badger. Currently, however, the beer is believed to be contracted to Gribble.
Characteristic dark mild, yet with a gentle hint of hoppiness but not bitterness. Can be quite sweet when served fresh.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
chriso (7344) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2006
Cask (handpump). Old notes from circa 2000 (hence they relate to the original K & B brewed version) which Iím allowing myself as Iím not at all sure this beer is available any more. A quite red coloured milt with a watery body and a shortage of flavour. Tastes like the bitter with added caramel. A purely functional pour-it-down-yer-neck mild from the old school. Iím led to believe that the Gribble-brewed version is rather different, but Iíve never seen it, so canít comment.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2004
Cask@The Eel Pie, Twickenham. Pretty soft mild and sweetish, hints of caramel/choc/roast, with some anise, sweet and light, some acidity. OK.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
imdownthepub (9622) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2003
Cask Conditioned at The Falkland Arms, Gt. Tew, Oxon. Dark red, black beer with beige head. Thin fruity beer with an odd mushroom aroma, watery with some malty notes. Not the beer this used to be.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
SilkTork (5109) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2003
Chappel Beer Fest, Gravity. Reddish black mild appearance - no head. Red grape aroma and blackcurrant. Very light malt taste, slightly musty. Not as good as I expected from the reputation that King & Barnes had - I don't think that Hall & Woodhouse are doing the K&B beers justice.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - SEP 21, 2003
Cask Conditioned, at the Wenlock Arms, London.
Lovely dark brown ale with a clinging tan head. Roasted malt aroma is forward and giving. Toasted malt, coffee and espresso notes. Clear and clean flavour that expresses itself succinctly. Very nice mild indeed.


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