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Knops California Common

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Style: California Common
North Berwick, Scotland

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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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!


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
edsspoon (624) - 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.

3.1
   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 itís bitterness comes through, it makes you want to sup again & again, very nice quaffer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (4576) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 16, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours copper, nose is floral, toffee, taste is grassy, sweet, toffee.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
witthatsbier (324) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 7, 2014
Cask @ guildford arms Edinburgh Aroma light grain bit of sweet fruit taste mild bitter not much else thin for gravity overall a very average beer not reccomended

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cokemonkey11 (72) - - SEP 1, 2014
Very nostalgic, and very tasty. Iím a bit biased by the malt, but this is genuinely good.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beersiveknown (3510) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle at home from alesela
earwax amber with slightly metallic nose, light bodied easy drinking with some fruity yeast esters in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (3232) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUL 24, 2014
Cask by hand-pump at Bon Accord, Glasgow - clear golden, thin white head, herbal, malty aroma, negligible lacing, sweet, malty, toffee, well balanced, good carbonation

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Burgers (333) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 24, 2014
Clear light golden with a modest white head that soon collapses. Aromas all sweet - sugar and butterscotch. Taste light sweet and bitter. Quite thin. Lively carbonation. Finish of nothing.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
flying_pig (1047) - SCOTLAND - JUN 20, 2014
500ml Bottle from Aldi Supermarket, UK:
Malty with some subdued hops & plenty of sweetness. Honey & caramel with some bread feature but itís the nose the dominates at the beginning before the sweetness takes over & some toffee makes an appearance as well.
Clear, bright amber with a thin, 1cm head thatís bubbly before turnings fairly patchy.
Malty with some sweetness backing it up. Thereís some earthy hops & further malts coming through along with the caramel & toffee flavours. Toasted malts, biscuit & butterscotch, along with some bitterness come through too.
Medium with the odd light patch & the carbonation levels are about light-medium too & itís slightly creamy in places. Some bitterness features throughout as well & the beer is well balanced.

Decent but this must surely be false advertising, this one tastes almost nothing like I expected from a California Common, although itís not a style of beer that Iím overly familiar with; it seemed more like a standard English bitter to me. A pleasant beer but standard & not one Iíd pick up again.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
themightyjag (210) - - JUN 13, 2014
500ml bottle, cheers Dad. Small bubbly white head, some nice lacing. Body is clear golden amber. Nose is subdued, some floral notes, a little caramel. Flavour is malty, bready, hops later with a grassy slightly floral finish. Decent mouthfeel, light carbonation. A refreshing drop. ---Rated via Beer Buddy


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