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AllGates California

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

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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.28/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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’.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (14312) - , 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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Finn (4003) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wimpyjoe (3492) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
undercurrent25 (1372) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2013
Nice pale ale with a citrussy like character, a good example opf the style and quite enjoyable

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rune (7760) - 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).

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (9957) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (9007) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20217) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 17, 2011
Cask@GBBF2011. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is bread, floral notes, some fruity and nutty notes with mild honey and some maltyness as well. Flavour is rather much the same in a pleasant balance.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (20545) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 11, 2011
Cask at GBBF 2011. Clear yellow coloured with a small white head. Fruity aroma of grass, hops and sulphur. Fruity flavour of hay, grass and hops. Dry hoppy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2011
Cask @ gbbf. Pours clear yellow, with a thin white head. Citrus, orange, mandarin, orange rind, pineapple, pine, light toffee and caramel. light bitter finish. Enjoyable


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