Brewed by Deeside
Style: California Common
Banchory, Scotland


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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 2.74/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.74   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 (6136) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
allmyvinyl (2780) - 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 (597) - 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 (365) - 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 (2705) - 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 (226) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - 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 (2272) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnar (5096) - Sandnes, NORWAY - DEC 22, 2012
Shared bottle at local tasting. Pours pale golden with a small fast disappearing white head. Light malty aroma. Taste is moderate bitter, light juicy and fruity, flowery and citrussy hops, lively mouthfeel. Good beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sigmund (4933) - Tau, NORWAY - DEC 21, 2012
Shared bottle at local tasting. Hazy pale yellow colour, low head. Moderate aroma, hints of birch leaves and honey.Crisp and refreshing flavour, light bodied but has decent hops. Herbal notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
abemorsten (2591) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - DEC 21, 2012
Shared 500 ml bottle courtesy of neonwalk. Misty light golden with a small white dense head. Honey light malts on the nose. Thin, sweet and lively carbonated. Bitter and crispy with a citrussy finish. Light to medium body.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
unstablefable (224) - SCOTLAND - DEC 7, 2012
Pours a light gold, weak white head, aroma lager, cereal grain, taste is malty but not inspiring, kind of a let down via Beer Buddy

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