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WJ King Five Generations

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


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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 2.76/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.76/5   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
Cask; Occasional. Also available bottle conditioned.
Five Generations is another fantastic ale from our award winning collection. The initial concept was originally to commemorate five generations of the King family brewing in Horsham. Five generations is a delicate blend of the finest pale malt combined with a liberal charge of cascade hops to result in a robust, full hoppy flavour. It is mid strength and Amber in colour.

Leighton's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Leighton (18745) - London, Greater London, - OCT 10, 2012
Bottle at Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig, 2012, London. Pours clear, rich gold with a fine, white cream head. Some light, tangy berries in the nose, some caramel. Medium sweet flavor with a highly unpleasant tang, some faint leather and leaves. Light bodied with fine to average carbonation. Poor finish, some dank golden raisins, weird smoke. No good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ManVsBeer (8778) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2013
Copper golden in colour with a frothy head. Has a hoppy aroma but a more cereal like malt for its favour with a bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
madmitch76 (22535) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2012
4th August 2012
ChrisOs Marvellous Pre GBBF Mega Tasting. Clear bright amber beer, good sized off white head. Light dry palate. Sourish dried fruits!! Minerally pale malt. Dry finish. A wrong-un and grim.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
planky84 (2878) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2012
Bottle at Chris O’s pre-GBBF shindig 2012. Amber pour with a white head. Tangerine and pineapple aroma. Sweet spice and citrus flavour.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
oh6gdx (25472) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 15, 2012
Bottled@chriso pre-gbbf shindig 2012. Amber colour with a small off-white head. Aroma is caramel, fruity, mild nutty notes along with some slight oxidation. Flavour is caramel malts, sweet fruits and some mild oxidated notes. Still quite nice though.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
harrisoni (17351) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2012
At Chriso pre GBBF Shindig 2012. Not that good musty horrible tastes like licking a brewery floor

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnar (8031) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 29, 2012
Bottle from Beermerchants.com. Pours hazy dark amber with a big creamy off-white head. Aroma of sour caramel. Taste is light sweet, yellow apples, toffee, with a light bitter and sour smokey end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (6078) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2011
50cl bottle from the Home Brew Shop, Aldershot. Poured a slightly hazy mid[brown with a billowing cream head; fruity aroma; prickly in the mouth with caramel malts and lots of wood smoke; and a sweet, nutty, finish. Rather plain compared to other King offerings.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JamieFerdinand (163) - Hove, East Sussex, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2010
Bottle (22/10/10). Nutty brown coloured beer. Smokey taste and palate. A decent session beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2010

Bottle 500ml.

Clear medium amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, light roasted, leather. Flavor is moderate sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a average to long duration, smoke notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20100813]

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