Brewed by Sonnet 43
Style: California Common
Durham, England


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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.07/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
danlo (1680) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hippoman (167) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (6585) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (17628) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 17, 2015
Cask at the bow bar... Copper... Small tan head... Soft sweet toffee malts... Soft sweet toffee fruit... Soft sweet fruits.. Soft sweet fruits

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JohnCook101 (424) - - FEB 21, 2015
Meh. Generic, drinkable. Serviceable session ale. Some cereal, very light citrus. Not much depth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Garrold (2687) - 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.

   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

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (3443) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
AshtonMcCobb (4067) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (4964) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tommann (3010) - 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.

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