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King Street Pale Ale

Rating: 3.2

My final review from the relatively small selection of new beers that I tried recently when visiting the south of England, this one being a Pale Ale from the King Street Brewery based in Bristol that I managed to try whilst in the Bath Brew House in Bath last weekend. The beer is one of the few keg offerings that the brewery had on that I hadn’t already tried so naturally it was the one I was going to try first despite the fact it was a fairly steep £5.25 for a pint of the stuff. Coming from a brewery that I know relatively little about, I’ve decided to keep things short here and just get straight into my review.

King Street Pale Ale

Appearance (4/5): Bright amber with a hazy body and a few bubbles rising to the surface, this one was topped with a foamy head that sat about half a centimetre tall and started to turn creamy after a while but retention was excellent throughout.
Aroma (6/10): Semi-fresh on the nose with some hoppy aromas to open things up before some biscuit malts and a touch of lemon started to come through nearer the middle. The beer was loaded with pale malts but a couple of background fruits also featured alongside some moderate bitterness; a pleasant but not overly complex beer on the nose.
Taste (6/10): Quite a bitter opening with some pale malts and biscuit to get things going, there was some nice citrus notes and a touch of orange as well in the early going. Around the middle I got some earthy hops and a few grassy notes as well as the background fruits from the nose but nothing was particularly strong in truth. Towards the end some faint touches of spice and further pale malts seen things out.
Palate (3/5): This one came through with a medium body and was quite well carbonated which gave it quite a crisp and very bitter feel. The beer was semi-fresh on the palate and dry towards the end with a lingering aftertaste but overly the beer seemed a little basic sadly.

Overall (12/20): This one was a somewhat average beer on the whole if I’m honest, it started quite well but faded fairly fast and ended up reminding me of a cask beer, albeit one with good carbonation. There was some biscuit malts and the odd background fruit coming through alongside some earthy hops but it all seemed a tad basic and bland for me really and nothing seemed to keep me interested as I worked my way down the glass; not a great one.

Brewed In: Bristol, England
Brewery: Brewhouse & Kitchen (Bristol)
First Brewed: circa. 2016
Type: American Pale Ale
Abv: 4.0%
Serving: Bottle (330ml)
Purchased: Brewhouse & Kitchen, Bristol, England
Price: £5.25

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