Brewed by Deeside
Style: California Common
Banchory, Scotland


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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 2.78/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.77   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
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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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scopey (7221) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tinylightsrecs (232) - - NOV 8, 2014
Bottle from Dobbies Ponteland. Pours gold with a white head. Nice creamy, buttery flavour. An enjoyable change from standard lagers

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ianwelby (522) - SCOTLAND - NOV 2, 2014
A perfectly drinkable if slightly average lager. There’s really not much to note about it. It’s mellow which marks it ahead of many of the mass produced lagers.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Stuu666 (3230) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 20, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours clear golden, nose is buttery, toffee, taste is dry toffee, sweet, more butter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (2643) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2014
500ml bottle, pours gold with a fast-settling head, malty faintly herbal aromas lead to fairly full body, with golden fruit, drying bitterness, more herbal notes and a touch of honey. Bitter-sweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
allmyvinyl (4054) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 16, 2014
LAF as in, "Are you havin’ a ?". A buttery mess of a beer. Not very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stuartyboy (701) - SCOTLAND - AUG 18, 2013
500ml bottle From Aldi hazy straw coloured beer with light fruity aroma flavour is floral herbal with some lager style malt clean refreshing ale a sort of lager ale fusion

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nilz (414) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 17, 2013
500ml bottle from Aldi offers a light clear yellow ale with a white lasting head. A rather pleasant aroma of malts, and a fresh mild fruitiness. Taste a light sweetness, mildest bitter, citrus note and a refreshing fruitiness. I rather liked it, a summer refresher.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mr_h (3016) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUL 7, 2013
500ml bottle from Aldi, Glasgow - clear straw coloured, thin off-white head, pale malty and floral aroma, herbal, floral flavour, dry, bitter finish, not my flavour

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Graham77 (266) - POLAND - JUN 4, 2013
Not great to be honest. I have tasted better examples of the form. That said quite drinkable and refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Holmen1 (2716) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 23, 2012
Flaske delt hos Ole Anders des-12: Lys farge med tett men kort skum. Syrlig aroma og smak, ganske tørr men med antydning til honningsødme. Mye smak til bare 4,1%. God, syrlig bitterhet (syrligere enn Macbeth som kom etterpå). Fin munnfylde men kort ettersmak. En bra start på denne supre kvelden.

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