Brewed by WJ King
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Horsham, England


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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.01/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 9, 2011
Cask at the Earth & Stars, Brighton, 16th Dec 2010. Bright gold, small lacy head. Dry, dusty hop nose. Light, refreshing palate. Really drinkable. Good start for Ian Burgess at WJ King. Lovely golden ale. Wrong day for it though, was wet and gloomy in Brighton.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (20299) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 28, 2011
Cask@Market Porter, London. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is fruity, floral, mild earthy as well as slightly malty. Flavour is berries, some fruits and quite bitter notes as well.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joergen (20662) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2011
Cask at Charlies. Clear golden coloured with a medium sized white head. Fruity aroma of grass and hops. Fruity flavour of grass and hops. Hoppy fnish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
planky84 (2103) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2011
Cask at the Grape and Grain, Crystal Palace. Gold pour with a white head. Lemon, ginger and fresh herb aromas. Ginger, heather and light spice flavours. Dry, fruity finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ungstrup (29224) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2011
Gravity cask at Charlie’s Bar, Copenhagen. A golden beer with a white head. The aroma has notes of malt and metal in a boring way. The flavor is sweet with notes of metal, and moldy malt, as well as some herbs, leading to a bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (10773) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2011
clear yellow, small white smooth but bubbly head. Faint mild aroma, sort of like butter but not quite. Flowery sweet note, but not much. Flavor is quite grassy, hoppy, mild flowery, balanced and quenching

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (30983) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2011
Gravity cask. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is mild toasted malty, vague grassy hops. Mild earthy, mild hoppy and herbal. Bitter, dry and hoppy. Bone dry and bitter. Mild smoked touch (?). Bitter and dry malty finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2011
Cask. Pours a clear yellow with a small white head. Strange sulphurous farty aroma. Medium body, very low carbonation, dry maltiness and…smoke?? WTF! Not peaty, more German style smoke. Rather hoppy finish. I doubt the smoke is intentional? 140611

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8664) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2011
Cask conditioned handpump Sidewinder Brighton. A blonde beer with a big thick white head and lacing. Aroma has creamy notes with a bit of butter. Lemony hops in the mouth with biscuity malts. A bit chewy for its strength but OK.

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