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AllGates California

Brewed by AllGates
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Wigan, England


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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.29/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
Cask; Regular.
A well balanced golden coloured ale, easy drinking and refreshing.
Named after a local coal mine, California is an extremely clean drinking golden coloured ale with a zesty and fruity aroma. Brewed with gently-kilned malts and an aromatic blend of American hops, this 3.8% beer has exceptional poise. Its distinct hop flavour leads to a refreshing and dry finish.
California has firmly established itself as All Gates Flagship Beer; winner of Bitter Category Leicester Beer Festival 2009 as ’Groundhop Day’.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
redders1974 (1002) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2015
Decent zesty lychees very golden small head very nice on cask at the Healey

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
theprof (516) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2015
Cask. Pours golden. Thin head broken lacing. Aroma citrus lemon and grapefruit. Fruit carries in the taste so this a sweet hop session bitter. Medium bodied with only a slight bitter aftertaste on the palate. Unspectacular but sound. Safe but unsought after - a phrase to condemn us all

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (9534) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 16, 2015
Cask at the Palatine, Morecambe. Pours pale gold with a thin white head. Aromas of citrus, lemon, fresh oranges. Taste is bitter orange, light malt. Bitter finish. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (22309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2014
20th June 2014
Sun Inn, Kelvedon. Summer Beer Fest. Cask. Almost clear gold beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is smooth and light, fine carbonation. Hops are bitterish orange and grapefruit. Trace of hop spice and lemon. Light dry finish. Not bad! Pretty hoppy! Long bitter linger.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Finn (6291) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2014
NWAF 24 Jan 13. Gylden. Nesten ikke skum. Litt tung fruktaroma. Smaken er aprikos. Litt tung. Blir tørr etter hvert.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ManVsBeer (8765) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2014
Cask @ Britons Protection, Manchester. Pours a very pale and cloudy colour but settles into a perfect golden ale with a thick head. It’s citric hop based with a mild grapefruit and lemon character. Fairly smooth in the palate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
undercurrent25 (1953) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2013
Nice pale ale with a citrussy like character, a good example opf the style and quite enjoyable

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rune (11341) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 8, 2013
Cask by handpump, shared a half pint with Finn at NWAF. Bright naked surface. Clear golden body. Sparse aroma of citrus. Plain fruity hops, including modest hints of lemon and grapefruits, to the taste buds. Smooth bitter ending. OK (Manchester, 24.01.2013).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (13370) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2011
Cask conditioned at Minehead Beer Fest ’11. Pale gold with white head. Quite light in the body, there is a biscuity malt note than a good pleasant sweetish lemon hop note. It finishes fairly bitter. More complex than expected. Nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (14012) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 19, 2011
Cask (GBBF2011)
SImple malty body, gentle hop aroma. Sweet light grains dominate, but it’s dull in the mouth. The finish at least is pleasantly hoppy.

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