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WJ King Brighton Blonde

Formerly brewed at King Beer (Formerly WJ King)
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Horsham, England


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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.02/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
Cask; Regular.
This golden, pale blonde ale has a distinctive hoppy aroma derived from use of Celeia hops late in the copper. The scents are reminiscent of fields of grass freshened by a short shower on a sunny summer’s day. The taste is sharply hoppy and beautifully stimulates the underside edges of your tongue. There’s the merest hint of malt to complement the hops. The aftertaste develops the hops further with an increasing dryness and straw bitterness to finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SilkTork (5541) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2015
JDW, Lord Palmerston, Portsmouth. Quick beer before the Great South. Nice crisp, fruity beer. Lots of tangerine flavours. Nice one. Very refreshing, and not heavy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rob_D_UK (1369) - Madrid, SPAIN - JAN 26, 2015
Cloudy, light golden pour with a white head. Floral aroma and a slight hop finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (6276) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2014
Cask at Draft House. Yellow, slight haze, still, small ring of white head. Aroma is musty socks. Body is light, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is soft lemon citrus, dry, musty, some ash. Nice golden ale. It drinks well despite the dodgy aroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kwik-lime (1692) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2014
Very pale colour, not too much head. Plenty of citrus but not much depth in the body. OK session beer but lacking a bit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Desverger (8293) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 1, 2013
Cask@Pratts and Payne, Streatham, London - Golden yellow coloured pour with small white head. Slight floral fruity, sweet grainy malts, straw, grass, medium bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (4750) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUL 13, 2013
Cask by handpump at Drum & Monkey, Glasgow - clear pale yellow, thin white head, weak floral, pale malty aroma, good lacing, citrus, bit of herbal, thin texture, moderately bitter hop finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (17278) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2013
Cask gravity at Tenterden BF 2012. Standard blonde ale. Nettle leafy and fairly decent.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2012
Cask handpull with ’The Legion’ tapping on the windows, The Crown, Nuneaton, 28/07/12. Pale straw with a slim white cap. Vinegared nose. Sour lambic, lemon wheatiness and crab apple. Farmyard streaks. Unintentionally Belgian.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
rosenbergh (10348) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 2, 2012
Cask at the O’Connell’s, Tampere, Finland.
Cloudy yellow colour with no head. Mild aroma with notes of fruitiness and grainy maltiness. Flavour is mild hops with touch of bitterness and maltiness. Simple Blond Ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (13225) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2012
Cask conditioned at A Wetherspoons. Hazy gold with slight head. This had a really perfumey aroma which led directly into the beer, flowery, rose petal, concubine type note. Some maltiness, bready, not in the greatest condition, but drinkable.

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