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


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RATINGS: 3   MEAN: 3.07/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
Cask; Status uncertain.

Originally brewed to celebrate the 1951 Festival of Britain – Festive is now back revived from the ashes. This is a traditional English Premium Bitter. Kings Festive at 4.7% ABV, is a full bodied real ale with distinct vinous fruit flavours, reminiscent of plump raisins and dried currants. The initial hops is subtle with notes of spice and leafy bitterness. There is a full malt palate. A deep red copper colour with a fine creamy head and a delicious rich smooth mouthfeel giving great lacing on the glass. A complex caramel finish with a dry-lingering mild-tempered bitterness gives a well rounded balanced beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (4020) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUN 3, 2013
Cask by handpump at Bon Accord, Glasgow - clear orange amber, thin creamy head, sour malty aroma, fragile lacing, berry fruit and malty flavour, well balanced, bittersweet finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
kwik-lime (1555) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2013
Cask at JDW in Surbiton. Very smooth and malty, not much hop, the fruit comes through strongly but makes it a bit tart and doesn’t really work too well. Not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2013
Cask conditioned handpump Sidewinder Brighton 20/05/13. A brown beer with a white head and lace. A fruity beer with lots of berry sweetness. A decent body bit over sweet for me and wirh a perfumed edge.

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