Brewed by Deeside
Style: California Common
Banchory, Scotland


on tap

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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 2.85/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86   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 (8999) - 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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
matstrange (86) - 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 (79) - 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 (1150) - 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 (291) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrJamesMcEwan (147) - SCOTLAND - MAY 27, 2015
LAF (Lager Ale Fusion)* Bottle. Pours pale gold, with a white head. * Aroma is light, butter, floral & apple. * Palate is light, medium carbonation, fine bubbles, moist. * Taste is floral, honey, light herbs & slight apple, clean & crisp.* Finish is pleasant & moist. * Overall great taste, light & moist, clean & crisp.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KnutAlbert (6377) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 21, 2015
Bottle at the Adelphi Kitchen. Soft, round, quite drinkable, but some green apples that did not appeal.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
Erzengel (5494) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - APR 26, 2015
Many thanks to Sean for this bottle. The beers tarts fresh with hints of grain. Not too much aroma, hints of sweetish wheat. Hints of sourness in the background, not too special.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cokemonkey11 (181) - - FEB 15, 2015
Aberdeen, Dark Bottle. Pours golden, minimal cloudiness. No bubbles. Scent is as standard scottish IPA, on the mild side. Taste mild but inviting. Palette starts harsh if too cold. Worth a try.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (5356) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2014
Bottle thanks to big bro. Clear light golden yellow coloured pour with a thin white head. Aroma is semi sweet grains, light caramel, little creamy. Flavour is composed of pale grains, little toffee and not much else. Pretty plane with a little creamyness. Palate is moderate carbonation, grainy on the tongue. OK not much to it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mighty_meadow (303) - Kilwinning, SCOTLAND - NOV 30, 2014
500ml bottle from Sainsbury Local. Lemony coloured, floral nose, tastes much like a wheat beer. Coriander, lemon and butter. Not really what I was expecting but ok.

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