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WJ King Brighton Best

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


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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 2.92/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
suprchunk (2960) - Crestview, Florida, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Hazy amber pour. Small off white head. Some lacing. Malt aroma. Some hop note. Taste is a sweet malt with some caramel. Very good. Some tea notes. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2011
Cask conditioned handpump Fountain Head Brighton. A brown beer with a whitish head. A fruity beer with malty and earthy flavours. Good berry flavours. Pretty tasty and would probably have been even better if served a touch cooler.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (40453) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dogbomb (1152) - ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2012
Bottle. Deep copper ale with a fairly steady creamy white head. Nose is buttery, with a touch of sweet caramel and some light peachy fruit. Initially the taste is roasty and caramel, but soon gives way to a bitter hop with some nice dryness to it. Finish is dry, bitter with a nice smattering of maltiness. Quite standard, but you really can’t knock it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daniele (8009) - ITALY - FEB 5, 2012
amrata poca schiuma media persisteza lievi tostature un tocco luppolato agrumato un po ruvida buon amaro non molto persistenza

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (43888) - 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]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2011
Cask (gravity dispense) at Kingston Beer Festival on 13 May 2011. Burnished dark amber colour. Loose, but lasting white head. Not a lot of condition. Fruity malt aroma - a bit raw. Traditional feel in the flavour - fruity again with a decent balance of malt and earthy hop. Mellow mouthfeel. A bit flat on the palate. Moderate bitterness. A pleasant, easy drinking traditional bitter. Not sure about the condition though - flagged for re-rate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (34351) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (25926) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (18527) - 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.

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