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Brewed by Hepworth
Style: Bitter
Horsham, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 2.89/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottled: cold filtered.
Changed name from Sussex Light Ale in 2007. Also changed bottle size from 275ml to 500ml.
A copy of King & Barnes Sussex bitter.
"A traditional pale ale brewed with British malt and Sussex hops (Golding and Admiral) by Horsham’s oldest brewery."


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (35066) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2010
Bottle 500ml.
Clear medium yellow orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, hay, toasted, dusty. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, dry. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20100103]

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
anders37 (16691) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2010
Bottle. Pours a clear golden with a small white head. Has a fruity malty slightly hoppy aroma with hints of citrus. Fruity malty hoppy bitter flavor with some grassy hoppy hints. Has a fruity malty hoppy finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
harrisoni (13712) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2006
275ml bottle from Cask & Glass. Pale copper colour with lsting off white head. Caramel and hop aroma, caramel in mouth with hoppy finish. Simple plain beer but drinkable and nice hop finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
imdownthepub (10235) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2011
Bottled, 500ml from Bellingers Garage, Grove, Oxon. Hazed gold with white head. Light, fruity lager like body, a little flabby with a touch of sweetness. Nothing to really get hold of. Pretty average.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (8410) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 2, 2011
Pale golden-amber pour with some light herbal and spicy hoppiness. There is a little bit of light pale malt as well as a touch of fruit. A little bit of soft peppery character on the finish. A nice light pale ale.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2008
A Mes rate: 50cl bottle from Budgens.
Very clean bright gold with an initially impressive white head that settles in a minute to some soapy looking suds. Boarderline 2. Creamy caramel malt aroma with slight hints of grass. Similar flavour with a soapy bitterness on the finish. Pleasant tangy mineral character to it. Not brimming with complexity but it has a nice dryness about it and has slipped down a treat while I’m watching United against Celtic. Get in Berbatov!!!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blankboy (6052) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2011
Bottle [500ml]. Purchased and drank while walking around Dover Castle, something I could never do back at home. Appearance: No idea as it was right out of the bottle. Aroma was hoppy along with caramel malt and some grain. Somewhat hoppy flavour, tastes like Goldings, with caramel malt in the back and a decent bitter finish. Pretty good, I don’t come across Pale Ales here very often so it’s a nice find.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2009
Bottle at chris o’s teabag for 2009 tasting. Alround rating: Fairly standard and unexciting bitter, british pale sweet malt nearly balancing grassy hop.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
SilkTork (5218) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2012 Jan, 2005 Sussex Light Ale 275ml bottle from the brewery. Pale orange session bitter with white lilly perfume, soft grainy malt and a fragrantly bitter finish. Lean enough to be refreshing but with enough juice and flavour to be interesting. [3.1]
April, 2007 Sussex 500ml bottle from Spar in Rochester. Crisply but not aggressively carbonated. Light pale biscuit pale, with a clean dry finish, pleasantly and lightly perfumed with woody, vanilla hops. A very pleasant drop. [3.3]
Nov, 2012 500ml brown bottle from Asda. Clean, shimmering gold colour. Light biscuit malt, quite dry and lean, but attractively so. Light, fresh carbonation. Playful hops. A very clean and drinkable best bitter with a pleasant lingering flavour. Very good. [3.5]

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
thebeertourist (4816) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 5, 2008
Bottle. Hazy golden with a small head. Grassy and grainy aroma. Good grassy bitterness. Medium body. Drinkable, but will soon be forgotten.


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