jpknight22 (171) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 30, 2002
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very good beer that pours well, drinks better with hoppy bitterness and a clean and refreshing finish. Citrusy, fruity overtones.
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - DEC 29, 2002
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
On Tap. Good appearance, not much nose at all, not really much flavor either - actually quite dull.
dev (50) - Savannah, Missouri, USA - DEC 29, 2002
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Semi sweet, dry finish, bronze color, lace thin, good head. Enough of this- It tastes, smells and looks great.
brewbear (48) - 3096 Oberbalm, SWITZERLAND - DEC 28, 2002
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice crisp taste, fine flavor, good beer to start with
Oristo (67) - Orinda, California, USA - DEC 26, 2002
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Second in the tasting lineup. Also suffered from the cold serving temp. Great pour, long-lasting head and the nice bronze color. Again, little nose but more taste than the Summer. Mice fimish. I do drink a lot of this out ...
CherokeeJarod (54) - , USA - DEC 26, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
It pours into the glass a clear dark gold/copper caramel color. The head is not too thick but large. The lace on the sides is quiet evident to the end of the glass. The aroma is of malt, caramel, hops, floral and some spices. The taste in the beginning has hints of caramel (slightly sweet) then hoppy. Followed by some citrus and a little bitter. It then goes slightly sweet again before it finishes somewhat dry. The flavor stays with you a little while after. Not what it used to be, but it is still a good starter beer.
mpbro (132) - Stanford, California, USA - DEC 24, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Persistent, nicely effervescent head. Lightly hopped. Citric sourness dominates the flavor. Medium maltiness.
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very drinkable. Floral raisen taste. Dry finish, cannot stop at one.
nlanza (18) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasty, smooth, and drinkable. Not all that exciting or unusual, but there’s certainly a place for good simple beers.
khayman70 (154) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 19, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very clean tasting beer with plenty of hops. I love the crisp end. I have used this beer as a base to rate other California Commons.