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Knops California Common

Brewed by Knops
Style: California Common
North Berwick, Scotland


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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sjogro (2684) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 27, 2016
Sampled at THT August. Bottle. Clear golden with white head. Sweet malts, fruity. Medium sweet, light bitter. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (7635) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - AUG 26, 2016
Bottle at the August THT, Den Haag. Poured a crystal clear straw colour with a round bubbly white head. The aroma light caramel malt, floral hop. The flavour is moderate bitter with a light watery sweet fruit, grainy hop bitter palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maakun (3881) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 26, 2016
Bottle at THT. Clear golden with white head. Light peach, mineral, dry malts, some leaves. Under medium sweet and medium bitter. Almost medium bodied.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerNinjaUK (243) - Wiltshire, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2016
330ml bottle from Asda Glasgow during trip to Scotland in June 2016. Pours mid amber with short white head. Aroma more malt than hops with loads of toffee, biscuit and orchard fruits. Rather buttery, and not quite bitter enough.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
overtheline (114) - Inverness, SCOTLAND - JUN 18, 2016
330mo bottle pours deep good with little white head. Nose is sweet, vegetal with a bit of toffee. Taste is toffee and herbs, grassy hops. Slightly bitter finish with a decent medium bodied mouthfeel and light carbonation. Not really my thing and nothing here to get greatly excited by. Pleasant enough though.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Smithld1 (193) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2016
very bland. I’m not too familiar with the style but it tastes like a crap golden ale. You can drink it but you ask yourself why?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gegwilson (3198) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2016
Bottle as a christmas gift from Jill. Cheers! Pours amber with a fading off white head. Mild slightly fusty malty aroma. The taste is similar with some citrus and woody notes. Thin bodied. Fairly poor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RasmusOtt (2307) - 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 (4) - 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 (207) - 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.

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