stouby (3872) - Holbæk, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught, at Rover.
Dark golden, white head. A good taste of malt, ending in a fine bitterness. Very fine.
entertheiceman (242) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2005 I enjoyed this beer but it’s too thin. It doesn’t have any overpowering flavors or qualities but is still worthy of a session. Bread, malt, citrus with a medium body. Overall highly crafted in my opinion.
SSSteve (3902) - - FEB 16, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2008 a little too bitter for me. aroma was kind of drab and unstimulating. not much head. nothing really unique about it. not terrible but i’d much rather drink something else.5/3/5/3/11-2/16/05-----re a clear amber beer with a large creamy yellowish head. light fruity hoppy aroma with some bready malts. flavor is fruity(apple, berry) with a good blend of bitter and sweet. nice malt bready malts. light-med bodied and refreshing. this was one of the first beers i rated and haven’t tried it since. man, my taste has changed. i really enjoy this now.
kujo9 (1094) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle: Medium amber w/a lasting thin white head. Aroma is of woody oak and sherry suggesting it’s a little aged. Not surprising from the store that I bought this!!! Lightly toasted bready malt, like lightly toasted wheat bread, but no wheat malt aroma. Given that it’s not a wheat beer, that’s just what it smells like. Pretty clean otherwise. Well balanced, some grainy and doughy bread malt flavors, clean, very little hop flavor, again, given the age it might have been here. Light hints of sherry up front, clean, malty flavor in the semi dry finish w/ a clean short lived aftertaste. I was not a big fan of this beer a few years ago, but it seems not to be growing on me, minus the sherry flavors and aromas.
donrajin (233) - Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, USA - FEB 15, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
not a bad beer. just the right amount of maltiness. slightly too hoppy but not to bad. definately a good drinkable beer, but not anything exceptional. not a first choice on beer menu, but not the last either.
gsteph (321) - knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 14, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an orangey brown with an off-white, foamy head. Good retention and sticky lacing. This was the best part. Caramel nose with soft warming spice aroma. Flavor is caramel, faint orange and spice with a semi-bitter finish. Crisp and clean with good feel.
joergen (22447) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 12, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Orange colour with an off-white head.
Sweet malty aroma with notes of caramel. Malty flavour with notes of caramel and a well balanced hoppy finish.
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - FEB 10, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2014 Clear amber. Aroma is caramel, bread, toast, light hops. Medium to light body, toasty caramel flavor that is very drinkable.
yayforbeer (753) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - FEB 5, 2005
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear amber beer with no head. Faint malt aroma. Malty flavor with a lot of hops. Grapefruit. More hops than I like especially at first, but it gets better farther into the beer. Full body and smooth mouthfeel with just a tiny tingle and tartness from the minimum carbonation. Bitter aftertaste. I didn’t like this at first, but it grew on me somewhat towards the end. Good quality but not my style.
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 2, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My first California Common, and it was a good experience. Creamy head. Fizzy, lively beer. Bright gold in color. Smelled sweet and spicy. Full-tasting, smooth, hoppy and spicy. Pepper, allspice, honey, orange rind and musk. This is my new idea of what the all-American beer should be.