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Knops California Common

Brewed by Knops
Style: California Common
North Berwick, Scotland


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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97/5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
Mainly available bottled. Has been seen on draught.
Colour: Deep Golden
Aroma: Clean, slightly woody, slight hints of spice.
Flavour: Initial malt sweetness balanced by bitterness, light toffee notes followed by a lingering secondary bitterness hit that is refreshing rather than overwhelming.
Food Pairing: Spicy foods and barbeque...of course!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RasmusOtt (1867) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2015
Pours golden amber with a white head. Aroma of some herby grassy hops, sweet biscuit and some sweeter malts. Like a hoppy pilsner. The taste is rather herbal hoppy and with a rather crisp bitterness. Also some bready/Biscuit notes and some sweeter malts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
simejack (3) - SCOTLAND - JUN 1, 2015 does not count
Bottle Aldi 01/06/2015. Pleasant crystal malt/fruity aroma, recognisable steam beer. Clear coppor colour, almost no head, poor lacing. Taste moderate to heavy sweet, crystal malt, moderate fruit esters. Mouthfeel is heavy/oily, carbonation sparse.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrJamesMcEwan (200) - SCOTLAND - MAY 27, 2015
* Bottle. Pours amber, slightly hazy, with a white head. * Aroma is grain, woody, grassy, floral & toffee. * Palate is medium, medium carbonation, very fine bubbles. * Taste is sweet fruit, malty, toffee. * Finish is sweet, then slightly drying. * Overall OK taste, sweet, malty & moist, not so clean & crisp as advertised.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nihtila (2288) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 7, 2015
Cask at JDW Standing Order. Taste is grass, malts Pours clear golden. Taste is bitterish fruity, sweet caramel and toffee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
planky84 (2644) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2015
Bottle from the Oddbins Beer Shop, Blackheath. Gold pour with a white head. Honey and citrus aroma and flavour, some light sweet spice and caramel notes too. Bitter-sweet linger. Not too bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swampwater (66) - Preston, Lancashire, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2015
Bottle from Beer 52.

Aroma: Apple, hops, and a light floral aroma.
Appearance: Golden brown. Light head.
Taste: An almost cider-like apple bite upfront. Slight hop and lemon flavours.
Palate: Sweet, and sour upfront. Mellows quickly. Oily mouthfeel. Light body. Medium carbonation.
Overall: Quite a weird one... it kind of tastes like a snake bite (half beer / half cider). It’s quite refreshing at first, but when the beer gets warmer - it gets a bit funky.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MalcolmTucker (892) - SCOTLAND - MAR 24, 2015
Keg at Waiting Room. Rich toffee and caramel flavour with some grassy lagery hops. This tasted better on keg than it does from the bottle.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
worldbeertaste (1787) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2015
Never been much of a fan of this style. Sweet and nice fruity taste with a bit of citrus and veg on the finish. Nothing really special but not unenjoyable. Would be great with some Vietnamese food with chicken and nuts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
edsspoon (826) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2015
Bottle - amber with a fizzy light beige head which quickly fades to a thin ring. Aroma of lager malts, faint caramel. Taste of caramel, a little chocolate and toffee with some notes of lager malt and a faint bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sigenner (4) - Brierley Hill, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2015 does not count
A very refreshing beer, light bitterness on the palate, hints of banana on the nose, because it’s bitterness comes through, it makes you want to sup again & again, very nice quaffer.

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