Brewed by Deeside
Style: California Common
Banchory, Scotland


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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88/5   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
Cask; Status uncertain. Also available bottled.
Lager Ale Fusion
Light, crisp and refreshing with clean herbal and floral flavours. The History - Steam beer, associated with California came from fermenting lager yeast and malt at a much higher temperature than normal. Dating back to as early as the Gold Rush, this was generally out of necessity due to lack of available ice and cold water.

Scopey's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scopey (11555) - Croydon, Greater London, - MAY 17, 2011
Cask at 2011 Deeside Beer Festival. It pours hazy straw yellow, with a very thin bubbly white head and soft carbonation. The nose is hay, grass, pine and white bread. The taste is hay, tangy lemon, lime, orange zest and soap. It is very light, perhaps too watery in the mouth. It is easy to drink, but this is definitely not my favourite style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
uckelman (549) - Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2016
Slightly hazy very pale yellow. Small, dense white head. A little citrus and grass aroma. Light body. Prickly finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sarauckelman (364) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2016
Clear light golden with thin white head. No aroma. Light, a hint malty, a bit floral; a very clean lager with no hoppy bitterness. Moderately carbonated, with a tickly finish. Very refreshing.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
AndySnow (6310) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - NOV 12, 2015
How: Bottle.
Where: Tasting at omhper, 2015-08-14.
Appearance: Clear golden colour with a white head.
Aroma: Vegetables, weak malt, grass.
Body: Thin body, medium carbonation.
Flavour: Malt, pine, grass, some fruit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MalcolmTucker (913) - SCOTLAND - SEP 21, 2015
Bottle. Crisp and refreshing. Light hops with a peach fruit element. Good heady and full body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (4772) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2015
Bottle. Golden and clear with a small head. Crisp slightly hoppy flavour with a medium body. Refreshing and easy to drink. My first from this brewery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (22755) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2015
Bottled. Hazy pale golden, mid sized head. Peachy nose. Dry with light-medium body and rounded mouthfeel. Fruity with some bubblegum, apricots and bread. Low-medium bitterness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
matstrange (90) - Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2015
Thin head with a hazy straw colour appearance. Crisp with a nice hoppy after taste. More a mild IPA than a steam beer though. Refreshing though and worth a try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mahkus (107) - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - JUL 7, 2015
Clear golden colour. Thin head.Looks and smells like a lager but also refreshingly bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
flying_pig (1366) - SCOTLAND - JUN 16, 2015
500ml bottle at home from Aldi supermarket, Glasgow (£1.59):
This one was pretty much as I’ve come to expect from most beers I usually pick up at Aldi supermarket, average in almost every way & definitely not a memorable beer that I’d be likely to pick up again. There was some nice sweetness dotted about the place & an okay malt base but sadly nothing stood out for me with this one & it’s definitely not one to seek out I’m afraid.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mabuzzer (488) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - JUN 13, 2015
500ml bottle. Pours golden with a big white head. Slight floral aroma, bitter, slightly sour taste with some apple in there. Ok

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