Brewed by Battledown
Style: California Common
Cheltenham, England


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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 2.84/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
Cask; Seasonal - April to September.
California Common (aka. American ’Steam Beer’) An ale brewed in the American post-prohibition way using lager yeast (at ale temperatures) and Northern Brewer hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
downender (7958) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2016
Cask-conditioned at the Lord High Constable of England (JDW), Gloucester docks, July 2016. Deep gold in colour, with a slight, white, head. Easy drinking pale ale with a touch of stone fruits, sweetish lager malts and hint of leafy hops, ending in a moderately bitter finish. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
allmyvinyl (9528) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 3, 2016
Cask at the ale emporium, Preston. Pours clear pale gold with a thin white head. Aromas of light malt, lemon. Taste is quite dull, faint lemon. Thin finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
hohops (818) - Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2016
Cask. Pours light amber, without much head at all. Slightly unpleasant metallic aroma. Taste is also not great- starts off as a beer but then becomes apple, cider, then blue cheese. Maybe something was off with this one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3886) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2015
Tried at the royal hop pole JDW, Tewkesbury. Clear Amber colour no head. Aroma fruit and malt, taste has a corse bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2015

Cask (handpump) @ GBBF 2013, Great British Beer Festival, London Olympia, Hammersmith Road, London, England W14 8UX.

[ As Battledown Sunbeam ].
Clear medium orange yellow color with a small to average, open and frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, earthy, light hoppy. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, earthy, fruity. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20130815]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
VastActiv (5712) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 6, 2014
Cask at Angleterre, Helsinki. Originally rated 28102011. Colour is clear golden with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, sweetness and malts.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rune (11341) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 17, 2013
On cask at GBBF 13, one third pint. Clear golden body, dissipating white head. Grain fruity nose. Flavours of dusty hops, resin and grain. Dry ending with hints of fruit bitterness. Easy drinking. Just alright (London Olympia 13.08.2013).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yespr (40811) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2013
From cask. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is mild citrusy, grainy and light toasted malty. Bitter, toasted malty, grainy and medium dry into the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (13271) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2013
Cask at Ealing. Frothy white good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter fnish. Oily palate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theydon_Bois (17214) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2013
Gravity dispense at the 23rd Battersea Beer Festival - 06/02/13. Clear light golden. Nose carries floral hop tones, perfume, light fruit notes. Taste is medicinal, light fruit, soap, pale malts. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Sub par !

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