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Knops California Common

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Brewed by Knops
Style: California Common
Edinburgh, Scotland

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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93   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!


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beersiveknown (2876) - 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 (2817) - 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 (313) - 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 (933) - 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 it’s 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 that’s bubbly before turnings fairly patchy.
Malty with some sweetness backing it up. There’s 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 & it’s 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 it’s not a style of beer that I’m overly familiar with; it seemed more like a standard English bitter to me. A pleasant beer but standard & not one I’d pick up again.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
themightyjag (180) - - 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

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lonick (781) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 25, 2013
Floral on the nose and pours with a slight tinge of red from amber. Lots of caramel and buscuit, nice enough.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Theydon_Bois (8290) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2013
Bottle at the Night of Garbage, picked this up at Tomlinsons Inverness, 20/12/13 up a shit load of stairs ! Clear golden amber with little in the way of a head. Nose is paper and to be fucking specific a telephone directory that’s sat on the back porch for a week or two, hay, enamel, dull caramel. Taste comprises paper, very faint citrus, grass, pretty muted all round. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, crisp closure. This was drinkable, no defects per say, jsut a complete lack of any flavour ... dull dull dull !

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Scopey (6713) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2013
Bottle at the Night of Garbage, thanks to Colin? It pours pale golden-amber with a tiny bubbly head. The nose is pretty limited.....sweetish, toasty, sugar paper and light popcorn. The taste is oily, sticky, sweet, grain, dull toast, toffee, and cereal. Lightish body, low carbonation and sticky mouth-feel. Poor condition. Really pretty dull and so-so

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rob_D_UK (751) - Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2013
Pours a nice amber with a creamy head. Smell is dominated by malt. Taste is actually a nice bitter.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
motelpogo (6484) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 2, 2013
bottled at the bo bar just off the royal mile in edinburgh. appealing shade of golden with a modest head; loads of butterscotch in the aroma; quite crisp with a touch of cheesecake character. a reasonably faithful rendition of the style


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