Natural Selection Common Ancestor

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Natural Selection
Brewed at Stewart Brewing

Style: California Common
Edinburgh, Scotland

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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 33   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This beer has fought tooth and nail to evolve from its California Common ancestry to be fit got modern day consumption. An effervescent ale/lager hybrid, with notes of caramel and restrained bitterness. Strong citrus and pine notes, from a liberal dosing of Dr. Rudi and Chinook hops, are complimented with hints of juniper.

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3.5
Scopey (14992) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2017
Bottle at C&R Pre-GBBF Tasting 2017. It pours clear rich amber – copper with a thick white head. The aroma is quite fresh, rich, malt – driven, bready, bitter – sweet, honey, hint of orange marmalade and cereal. The taste is crisp, dry, firm bitterness, zingy lemon, lime, cereal, grass, toasted grain, wood, leather and spice with a dry, woody finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Rather pleasant and fresh stuff overall. Good for style.

3.3
MrTipple (5378) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2017
Grain and cereal malts, citrus fruits, orange, bread. Clear gold, small, creamy, white head. Light sweet. More sweet grain and bread malts, straw, soft carbonation, medium bodied. Alright California Common. Bottle at Chriso & Ruth’s pre-GBBF shindig, Kensal Rise.

3.5
madmitch76 (25009) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2017
5th August 2017
The great pre GBBF bottleshare at ChrisO’s. Very hazy gold beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is smooth and semi dry, decent fine carbonation. Smooth malts. Decent candy fruits and citrus fruits, Smooth finish. Bright and breezy.

3.5
Leighton (21496) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2017
Bottle shared at the chriso and Ruth pre GBBF Tasting, 2017 Saturday edition. Cheers! Pours unclear orange-gold with a frothy, white head. The aroma holds citrus, orange, grainy pale bread. Light to medium sweet flavour with nice ripening citrus fruit character, some melon, tangerine, more pale grains. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Nicely balanced finish, with lightly jammy citrus, straw, orange rind, faint grass. Nice one.

3.4
jinroh (1696) - ESTONIA - AUG 6, 2017
Bottle shared at Chriso’s and Ruth pre GBBF shindig, August 5, 2017. Pours amber, slight foam. Bit smokey nose, apple. Taste has soft nice hop kick to it, malty light body. Pretty nice for this style.

3.2
mR_fr0g (12579) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2017
Bottle shared at Chriso’s and Ruth pre GBBF shindig. 02/08/2017. A murky dirty orange coloured pour with a fine off white head. Aroma is is dirty grains, bread, rustic, l doughy, . Flavour is composed of semi sweet orange, rind, dirty pine. Pear drop. Palate is semi sweet, moderate carbonation. Not bad.

3.4
harrisoni (18820) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2017
Bottle at Chriso pre GBBF Shindig 2017. Clear amber colour lasting white head. Its ok for a Cali common. Decent malt and good finishing hop. Clean. Ok.

3.2
Beerhunter111 (21515) - P´Castle, GERMANY - AUG 5, 2017
Bottle shared at Chris & Ruth’s pre-GBBF Shindig 2017 - Part 1. A clear dark golden beer with a small white head. Aroma of toasted malt, some caramel and nuts. Taste of spicy bitter hops, toasted malt, citrus, some nuts.

3.4
Heidbummer (686) - SCOTLAND - JUL 27, 2017
Cask, Cask and barrel. Pours russet, soft, pillowy head. Really soft mouthfeel, lots of caramel and malt. Smooth drinking.

3.7
AshtonMcCobb (6693) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 26, 2017
Bottle from Appellation Wines. Appearance - deep amber to brown. Nice lacy head. Nose - initial toffee, then orange kicks in. Taste - it’s mainly orange now, actually fresh zest and pith. Light malt sweeps in at the back. Palate - light bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry finish. Overall - good stuff.


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