I’m taking a break from the vacation beers to focus on a new beer by my friends over at Forked River. Over the last year, I have gotten to know them quite well and stop by whenever they have a new beer out (which seems to be every other Friday!). Even though there have been a few glitches (a couple stuck caps that led to broken bottles and a flat beer) it hasn’t stopped me from going back for more. In fact, because they are such a new brewery, they appreciate people like us who spread the word and comment on things..like broken bottles and flat beer.
This beer came out during the time I was away in Florida, so I picked it up the first chance I could. It is supposed to be a lighter, less sweet version of Golden Boy, so I decided to have it with nachos on a Sunday night.
The wife poured this one out for me. It was super pale yellow in colour and there wasn’t much of a head, or at least not one that stuck around for a while. It smelled a lot less sweet than Golden Boy did, that’s for sure, but there was still a mild sweetness to it. The first taste was nice. It was subtly sweet with a wheat like booty. As I ate my spicy nachos, it kinda changed into a “wetter” blonde, along the same lines as Capitol Blonde, but with less hops.
Overall, a great beer that would be great on tap on the patio during the summer. I’m sure there is a story behind the name…but then again, we all remember King of the Who?