albinotron (36) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 13, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is the first California Common/Steam Beer I’ve tried. Pours amber with a frothy tan head. Aroma is very pleasing and bready. It reminds me a bit of a dopplebock. I get more of this on tasting as well as sweet almost caramel malt that dominates. Very reminiscent of some dopplebocks I’ve had as well as having a nutty quality similar to something like New Castle Brown Ale. Light bitter hop finish that is somewhat spicy. I know this style is based on the lager, but I don’t get many tasting notes I usually associate with lagers. This could be due to having mostly tried European Pilsners. Still, if more American Lagers had this kind drink-ability and flavor I’d be more inclined to drink them more often.
PrzemekC (1) - POLAND - OCT 20, 2016 does not count
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Don’t expect anything more than maltiness, caramel, slight acidity and medium carbonation. Heavy like an anchor ;)
ghostbeer (91) - Nebraska, USA - OCT 18, 2016
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
This was creamy and interesting. The taste was unique and maybe a bit yeasty. I had this at a seafood restaurant, so I didn’t really get the full effect, but it went great with mussels. I really liked the way the beer looked in the glass for some reason, but was not impressed enough with it to order a second one.
ShivanDragon (3508) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 18, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
helder rood/caramel met fijne licht kaki kraag. aroma van mout, caramel en suiker. Smaken zijn glad, caramel, redelijk bitter, iets pittig, lange gebrande caramel moutige bittere afdronk, matige body.
FinnIckler (99) - GERMANY - OCT 14, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from bierlinie. Pours clear Amber colored. Nose is citrus, bread, toffee. Palate is tart, toffee, a bit bitter. Finish is short and bitter. Nice malt backbone. Good.
Sven1973 (278) - GERMANY - OCT 14, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flasche im Dolores in Berlin - Mitte. Trübes Bernstein. Aroma Malz, Karamell. Geschmack herb, malzsüße, etwas Karamell und im Hintergrund fruchtig
Stooo (3) - - OCT 11, 2016 does not count
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Solid beer for every day. Tastes great, but a bit lacking in overall complexity and depth of flavor / balance. Always a good choice, but never wows.
mabuzzer (586) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - OCT 11, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle at Manchester Piccadilly. Amber colour with a small off white head. Malty grain aroma, flavour is malty with a hefty dose of bitter hops. Nice
Mister_Li (965) - GERMANY - OCT 6, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Leicht trübes Bernstein mit durchschnittlicher Schaumkrone. Malzig,etwas Karamell, leicht süßlich, fruchtig, blumig, etwas mineralisch.
AndreasP (119) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Classic steam beer with some sulphuric aroma and a ale-ish touch to this bottom fermented beer
ehaak26 (122) - - OCT 4, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at WIllie’s Locally Known. This was a good beer for a warm evening BBQ. Crisp and refreshing without being overpowering.