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Style: California Common
Douglas, Isle of Man

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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.13/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Special.

Dark Gold in colour, with a citrusy/herbal/sherberty/resin aroma. Initial taste of pricly spice and sherbert and lemon, full bodied with initial sweetnes. Spicy bitter after palate and very drying, makes you want to take another sip.

Ingredients:
Pale Ale Malt, Vienna Malt
Single hopped with Northern Brewer during the boil and Aroma hopped in the Whirlpool with Northern Brewer and Cascade


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rune (7777) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 1, 2012
Festival ale, half-pint, craft at JDWs Beehive in Brixton. Off-white, bubbly head that laces well. Close to clear, copper coloured body. Herbal hoppy aroma, notes of resin. Blended flavour of grainy malts and dusty hops, lightly spiced. Bittersweet endnotes. Just alright (04.11.2012).

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8598) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2012
Cask conditioned handpump Moon On The Square Northampton 08/11/12. A golden beer with a tight white head and lace. A lightly fruity beer with clean flavours. Hoppy hints with a touch of cookie dough. It’s the epitome of smooth as there are no edges. Passable and stylistically accurate I guess.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (30713) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2012
From cask at AG Bell. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is mild fruity, herbal and bitter hops. Dry, toastedmaltyand bitter. Dry finish. Easy and straigh tforward.

1.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
wheresthepath (1524) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2012
[Cask at The Falcon (JDW), High Wycombe] Pale (some might say insipid) gold with a moderate white head and a slight fizz. Very thin and watery mouthfeel. It’s pretty bland with just vague hints of doughy bread, lemon, cardboard and vomit. Beers that taste of watered-down sick put me right off.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
berkshirejohn (4395) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2012
Cask at the Hope Tap (JDW), Reading. Straw coloured with a loose cream head; and a citrusy aroma; fresh, grainy body with some citrus, honey sweetness, and a grassy bitterness; leaving a soft grassy finish. Good stuff.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
imdownthepub (9991) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2012
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Gold with white head. Sharp, slightly metallic beer, some boiled vegetable notes then a bready, yeasty note. Dry and lasting on the palate, not bad but not really to my taste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (7112) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2012 Cask handpull, The Briar Rose, Brum, 10/11/12. Orange gold capped with white. Really decent orange and pink grapefruit tang off the bat outshining the del Wotsit. Perfumed, stewed, well-judged squeeze of grapefruit over unobtrusive but solid malt. Deep bittering, back-of-tongue linger. Draped with condition. More understated orange, grapefruit, grass, thistle and floral aroma. Quietly delicious; approaching genuine IPA territory. Beer of The Festival for me. Apart from the Feral. And maybe the Roosters.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (14006) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 7, 2012
cask at Sorder ... golden amber ... off white head ... soft citrus peach nose ... soft oversweet citrus fruits ... soft toffee ... bit dull

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (13248) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2012
Cask at Hamilton Hall Spoons. Goldrn brown clear thin lasting bubbly off white head. Its an ok bitter. Fine. Some hop some malt some clean flavours. Its just above average

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jackl (4312) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 30, 2012
Cask @ The Willow Walk. The pour’s deep gold with a small white head. The nose is light dried grass, some honey buttered toast, tinned pear fruits. The taste is sugary fruit syrup, more pear. Light lemon zest and grass. Plenty of white bread, biscuity malt sweetness. Light body, fine carbonation. Overall, a pretty tasty beer. I admittedly don’t know much about California Commons, this tastes like a fairly solid golden ale.


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