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Knops California Common

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Brewed by Knops
Style: California Common
North Berwick, Scotland

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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95/5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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!


2.8
   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.

1.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Smithld1 (167) - 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?

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gegwilson (2864) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RasmusOtt (2163) - 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.

2.8
   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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrJamesMcEwan (201) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nihtila (2678) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
planky84 (2744) - , 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.

3.4
   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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MalcolmTucker (921) - 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.


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