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Brewed by Sonnet 43
Style: California Common
Durham, England

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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.07/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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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 (1290) - 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 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

2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Osprey87 (1958) - WALES - OCT 16, 2014
Cask at Draft House. Brick red / browny colour, still, almost no head at all. Aroma is malty with a touch of vinegar. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is watery, touch of syrupy toffee sweetness…not much of anything going on here. Very drinkable but lacking flavour.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
AshtonMcCobb (2802) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 21, 2014
On cask at the Stockbridge Tap. Appearance - amber with a red tinge.Good head Nose - a mixture of oranges and biscuits but both gentle. Taste - biscuit and gentle toffee. Palate - light to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry finish. Overall - a very drinkable beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (4009) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2014
Cask pint in The Kings Heath Cricket and Sports Club on 16th June 2014. Red hue to the clear, dark amber body on top a thin white head that surprisingly gave off some impressive lacing. Malty brew with a slightly dry finish: pleasant, without setting my taste buds on fire greatly.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tommann (2811) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2014
Cask at the Waggon & Horses, Stourbridge. Pours orange brown with a small head. Aroma is grainy with bread and a little coffee. Taste is gritty and grainy with a watery bready and coffee finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuartyboy (701) - SCOTLAND - JUN 13, 2014
Bottle shared with Mr_H a clear amber ale with a malty aroma some fruit and nuts flavour some toffee and sourness in the finish nice beer of it’s style but not my favourite style

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (3002) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUN 13, 2014
330ml bottle (not bottle conditioned) direct from Sonnet 43 Brewery - clear amber brown, thin lively off-white head, sweet malty aroma with some hops, no lacing, sweet, toffee caramel, moderate hop bitterness, well balanced

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SaintMatty (5487) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 5, 2014
Cask (Ivy House, Sunderland) - Dark amber in colour. Caramel, dried apricot and peach in the aroma. Toffee, sultanas, maple syrup and hops in the taste. Easy to drink.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dogbomb (960) - ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle. Gorgeous amber colouration with a thin white head. Malt heavy nose, with some biscuits and a touch of orange peel. Light and airy in the mouth, with a strong malt presence leading to a bitter finish or liht lemon and orange. Refreshing! Quaff quaff quaff!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kerenmk (2519) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 28, 2013
Cask at the CAMRA York Beer and Cider Festival, 21.9.2013. Clear golden. Wet bread, perfume and fruit aroma, smooth bitterness with a little sweet undertones. Light body, malty finish.


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