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Brewed by King Beer (Formerly WJ King)
Style: Bitter
Horsham, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 2.92/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.

This copper-coloured session bitter is packed full of flavour, particularly in the hop character. The aroma is overflowing with apricot and warm orange with a hint of caramel and peach coming through faintly. There’s some caramel and fruit from the malt and very light roast in the initial taste but this rapidly gives way to a dry, straw hoppy and slightly astringent but full flavour. The aftertaste builds and emphasises bitterness and the slightly earthy hops come through even more. If you’re looking for a hoppier bitter which still retains a good balance with the malt, this is the one for you.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (39393) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2015

Cask (handpump) @ GBBF 2013, Great British Beer Festival, London Olympia, Hammersmith Road, London, England W14 8UX.

[ As WJ King Brighton Best ].
Clear medium to dark amber orange color with a large to huge, frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, bread, nutty, caramel. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, pale malt, keller, fruity, nutty, caramel. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20130814]

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (35959) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2011
From cask at Charlies. Pours cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma is mild fruity and slight grassy. Bitter, fruity and medium. Mild grapefruity to citrusy hops flavoured. Bitter and bone dry finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (30685) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2011
Cask at Charlie’s Bar, Copenhagen. An amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of malt and caramel. The aroma has notes of caramel, malt, and elderflowers, leading to a bitter finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2011
Cask. Pours a clear amber with a small off-white head. Odd herbal almost medicinal aroma. Light body, hardly any carbonation, fresh if slightly tart fruitiness, vitamins and a rather dry finish bordering astringency. 140611

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (23767) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2011
Cask at Charlies. Clear amber coloured with a small white head. Fruity aroma of hops and grass with notes of caramel. Fruity flavour of caramel, hops, liquorice and grass. Hoppy finish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (19478) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2011
Cask @ Charlies Bar, Copenhagen. Pours a pale amber color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty weak caramel aroma with weak hoppy hints. Fruity malty hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty weak hoppy finish.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
madmitch76 (18660) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2013
14th August 2013
GBBF Day 2. Light haze on this amber beer. No real head. Light dry palate. Little dry insipid marmalade. Dry finish. Meh!

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
harrisoni (15314) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2011
Cask gravity at SIBA BF 2011 South East. Its a tea flavoured bitter. Ok if just only another tea flavoured bitter

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (14332) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2012
Cask at The Cleveland Arms, London. Pours clear, pure gold with a small, creamy white head. Doughy malts in the nose with definite diacetyl. Light to medium sweet flavor, doughy, lightly buttery, some mild straw bitters. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Light sweet finish, a good deal of buttery biscuits and bread. A bit off in terms of condition it seems.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pinball (11520) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2011
cask at charlies. Clear dark orange, small beige head. Very mild aroma, hard to get anything.flavor is slightly caramelly, slightly metallic bitter english hoppy, herbal and flowery but not grassy. Boring but fresh


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