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Brewed by Sonnet 43
Style: California Common
Durham, England

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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.03/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottled & Cask, regular;
An amber ale with excellent clarity and a creamy off-white head with a very good retention period. The aroma has a well-balanced malt and hop combo with sourdough and nut notes. The taste is exactly what you’d expect from pale malt and Northdown hops making this beer medium bodied but with a slightly bitter though very refreshing aftertaste .


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2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
danlo (2396) - Darlington, Durham, - NOV 15, 2012
Cask at the Quakerhouse Darlington. Brown amber colour, tan head and slight malt aroma. Tangy sour bitter malt taste with caramel, roast malt and nutty notes. Watery body, lingering bitterness, OK.


3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Travlr (20929) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 30, 2016
Bottle from Cheese & Wine in Darlington, hotel tasting. Hazy golden amber color, scant head. Aroma of bready caramel. Taste is lightly bitter and peppery caramel. OK.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MalcolmTucker (924) - SCOTLAND - FEB 4, 2016
Cask at caley sample rooms. Toffee malt and mild bitterness. Feels more like a trad bitter than a california common.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stuu666 (9989) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 23, 2015
Cask at brass monkey. Pours clear amber, nose is floral, toffee, taste is sweet, floral, toffee, bitter.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
FatPhil (13313) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 16, 2015
Cask (Coalheaver’s Arms, Peterborough)
Smells of dog. A fun dog that rolled in a few puddles. Very flat sweet palate. Sticky - way too sweet. A mess.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hippoman (646) - Durham, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2015
Cask at The John Duck, Durham, £2.50/pint. Light but bitter amber ale. Perfectly drinkable but nothing to write home about.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (9255) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 8, 2015
Cask at poetic licence, Sunderland. Pours clear golden amber with a thick white head. Aromas of orange peel, passion fruit. Taste is malty, toffee. Dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (20758) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 17, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2015 Cask at the bow bar... Copper... Small tan head... Soft sweet toffee malts... Soft sweet toffee fruit... Soft sweet fruits.. Soft sweet fruits 3.8abv cask at the brass monkey... Copper.. Thin white lacing... Soft creamy toffee fruit nose.... Soft dull toffee fruit.. Soft toffee malts.. T sweet malts fruits. Light metalic linger 3.1

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JohnCook101 (534) - - FEB 21, 2015
Meh. Generic, drinkable. Serviceable session ale. Some cereal, very light citrus. Not much depth.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Garrold (4019) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2015
Bottle. Archer Road Beer Stop, Sheffield. Clear amber. Halo of white head. Has notes of toffee. Berries. Light hop. Taste is soft sweet, turning light dry. Thin body. Finishes light dry, with some sweetness. Easy drinking.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
oldgeezer (72) - brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2014
Cask at the Sussex arms Pours amber with good head .Malty.caramel with background hops. nice enough


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