Ughsmash (7506) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 30, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bronzed-amber pour with a light layer of not-too-condensed white head. Head receded rather quickly, but left some faint lacing as it went down. Floral hop aroma, but kind of stale. There was also a bit of caramel malt in there. Crisp flavors, but the floral hops were still a bit stale. Finish was smooth and slightly bitter.
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 29, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I sampled this beer on tap at Benno’s. It pours to a thick rocky off-white head atop a bronze/copper body. The aroma is fairly basic and lagerish. Caramel malts, pale malts. The flavor is a lightly sweet malt, EPA bitterness, pretty basic but fills out my California Common style.. The palate is where this beer excels. It’s got a nice thick, rich, and creamy body. I don’t see how this is a different style.
notwoohoo (109) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 22, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Honestly I am unimpressed with this beer. There is little complexity and little hop presence, although it totally lacks esters and other off-tastes for a cali. common.
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2005
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
I’ve had way better steam (california common’s) than this. This was just lame and dull and not much going on here.
mrnutsnbolts (204) - Berkeley, - JUL 11, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a caramel orange color with little head. Thin body with lots of fine carbonation. Hoppy presence with a slightly bitter finish. Good floral hop smells in the aroma, but not overly so. Decent beer.
Pernille (518) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Great herby aroma. Head is a bit lumpy! Clear light mahogany/ orange color. Quite thin body but very resfreshing and harmonious. Pleasant.
MattShizzle (588) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
An excellent beer. THE representative of the style. Very drinkable, and very good.
reapermedic (26) - USA - JUL 3, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
excellent aroma, hoppy, sweet, rich fully bodied flavor, can’t just have one, I reccomend
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 2, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours a copperish orangish color lightly brown w/ a small decent laced head. Aroma is a clean citrus hop lightly floral hints of oranges. Palate was pretty basic ok body ok coating. Flavor was clean and crisp nice even citrus hop light carmel malts a bit acidic. a decent little beer.
herzart (4) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 1, 2005 does not count
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great refreshing taste with a unique finish. It is one of the best balanced beers I can think of. The hoppy flavors never stray too far in either direction between a smooth crispt taste versus a bitter ale taste but yet never flat in delivery.