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King and Barnes
The Horsham Brewery
Horsham RH12 1QP


Closed: 2000

Contributors: Danny Ashton, Kevan Mitchell

King and Barnes was taken over by Hall and Woodhouse and subsequently closed in August 2000.

Updated: January 21, 2008

Beer List

    • Date: August 5, 1996 (#1544)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Kamuela Liquor Store, Kamuela HI
      Score: 16 points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Deep red, fairly high carbonation, big head. Sweet candy-like nose. Big beer with a lot of caramel/chocolate flavor. Very good hop balance. No alcohol in flavor, but just a little warming at the end. Tasty hop flavor in finish. It's very cold - my fault. Hop flavor comes through more as it warms up. This is a fantastic beer compared to 17-1325. Just a few weeks ago, a Honolulu distributor showed me stacks of cases of K-B beer that she was planning to dump because it was so nasty. The label describes this beer as "...a Real Ale that conditions in the bottle", but aren't all imports pasteurized? Do they condition it before pasteurization? Why does it say "Florida" on the cap? Why am I asking so many questions?

    • Date: February 26, 1996 (#1325)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Long's Drugs, Kailua HI
      Score: 6½ points
      Overall Impression (2)
      Red-brown, big head, mild gusher. Spicy brown aroma, some alcohol. Very sharp. Oxidized. Nasty. Infected.

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    English-Style (Extra Special) Strong Bitter
    • Date: April 30, 2000 (#3429)
      Package: bottled
      Score: 15 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Amber, fairly high carbonation, thick head. Big hop aroma. Medium body, quite hoppy (Kent?), with a nice malt background. This beer disappeared for a while after the closing of the brewery, but it's being revived in the museum brewery at Bass.