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.
cervmagpt (352) - PORTUGAL - MAY 21, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Review based on the BJCP2015 guidelines (style 19B). Bottle 35.5 cl - Batch unknown. AROMA: predominant malty aroma with caramel notes and a very faint fresh hop note. APPEARANCE: medium amber and translucent. medium ivory head with good retention. TASTE: moderate malt flavour with a caramelly note. very low hop flavours. semi-dry finish with a moderate and lingering bitterness. PALATE: medium-low body with medium-low carbonation. OVERALL: the traditional steam beer from Anchor but with faint hop presence.
adasko (872) - Poznan, POLAND - MAY 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
W aromacie faktycznie przywodzi na myśl zaparowane pomieszczenie. Poza tym słodowość barwa złota, klarowne, kiepska piana. W smaku identycznie jak w aromacie. Super pijalność i orzeźwienie. Lekka goryczka.
venom666 (524) - Elche, SPAIN - MAY 17, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber color with huge beige head. Really intense carbonation. Malty aroma, some citrus like lemon, bread and some barley. Very malty taste, with bread, toffee, floral and herbal hops and also citrus. Slightly bitter aftertaste.
anfractuosity (196) - - MAY 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber coloured beer. First Californian Common beer, I’ve tried. Easy to drink as it’s not very bitter.
hohops (476) - Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle says 4.8%. Appearance is clear, light amber with a substantial off-white foamy head which lasts and clings a bit. Aroma- caramel, honey, toast, biscuit, yeast hints. Taste- bitter hops, underlying sweetness, fruity hints, caramel, toffee, malty undertones. Solid stuff.
minutemat (2252) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle @ the Alb, Shrewsbury. Pours amber with white head. Light, clean & harmless with some hints of floral, grassy hops but ultimately lacking a fair amount of flavour.
arkads (1) - Sławków, POLAND - MAY 12, 2015 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I drank the draft beer in Bielsko-Biala in Poland.Foam thick and creamy ecru. Long-lasting foam. Caramel and herbal aroma. Minty finish on the palate. Ideal California Common.
racedom (23) - Guadalajara, SPAIN - MAY 12, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Yellow body & thin white head that disappears quickly. Little or no aroma and the taste is sweet, slightly metallic. Slight aftertaste
55x11 (13) - - MAY 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours Amber color with small head not very persistent. Nice lager with some caramel taste. Goes down smoothly.
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huineman (265) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 9, 2015
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pours lemon-gold. Yellowish head.
Very low aromas: yeast, cream, dough.
Fresh and lacking. Tasteless and very short.