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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8749) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Desverger (8735) - 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 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 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (6631) - 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 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SilkTork (5567) - 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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (4804) - 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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
planky84 (2878) - Lee, 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewBoxer (2596) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 1, 2012
bottle. Golden brown. Light, crisp and creamy. Really easy drinking and decent but Mott the greatest

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ethereal (2421) - 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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kwik-lime (1715) - 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.

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