Natural Selection Common Ancestor

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Natural Selection
Brewed at Stewart Brewing

Style: California Common
Edinburgh, Scotland

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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 33   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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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3.3
FinnIckler (915) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 16, 2017
Bottle from appelation wines comely bank. Pours deep amber. Nose is beautiful citrus, juniper, orange, pine. Palate is citrus, orange, bitter hoppy finish. Loving the smell and the looks, but finishes too bitter for me.

3.6
imdownthepub (15380) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2017
Bottled, 330ml from Vino of Stockbridge, Edinburgh. Dark amber to copper with white head. There is a sweetish, fruity character from the start of this, quite rich with a light caramel sweetness. There are hops to the fore with pine and floral notes becoming mildly bitter later. Some citrus hints in the close. Very pleasant.

4.2
radassace (422) - SCOTLAND - OCT 1, 2017
330ml bottle. Pours deep copper/mahogany with a off white head. Nose is caramel, bready, biscuit, juniper berries, pine and grapefruit. Drinkability like a lager, with all the flavour of a red ale. The Juniper adds a nice dimension to the beer. It's n not overly bitter, but the juniper makes it more so. Really good and quite unique number here !

3.4
The_Osprey (9343) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2017
August 2017 - Bottle share at Chriso's Pre-GBBF Shindiggery. Thanks everyone! As 'Natural Selection Common Ancestor', 5.2%. Currently a top 50 California Common. Hazy orange, sparkling, foamy off-white head leaves light lacing. Aroma is apple peel, sawdust, a bit astringent to my nose holes. Body is light, slightly frothy, tingly carbonation. Taste is buttery, vanilla, biscuity malts, chalky and astringent finish. Not bad. (6-4-7-3-14=3.4)

3.1
nihtila (3952) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 26, 2017
Bottle at Appellation Wines. Clear amber. Nose is faint smoke, malts, biscuit. Tastes biscuity malts, light caramel.

3
Theydon_Bois (20879) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2017
Bottle split at Chris and Ruth’s legendary pre-GBBF shindig 2017, day one, 05/08/17 cheers all for the beers !
Clear golden amber, carbonation evident, off white head.
Nose is biscuit, hint of plastic, straw, melon.
Taste comprises toasted grains, straw, light citric peel, faint bread.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close sprinkled with a light hop medley.
Passable for the style.

3.5
Scopey (15877) - 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 (6570) - 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 (25801) - , 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 (22544) - 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.


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