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.
mintzmeet (235) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 18, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Out the bottle. slight bitterness, but little flavor. Slight hint of caramel malt. Barley!
torejh (16) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 16, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours an orange amber with a medium white head. Aroma of citrus hops and some caramel. Sweet taste with almost no bitterness. Light body with an average carbonation. Some sourness at the end. A bit thin overall.
dunbo77 (4) - - DEC 13, 2014 does not count
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Das Bier ist ganz okay. Ein typischer recht leichter Ammi. Löscht den Durst gut. Ein sehr brauchbares Alltagsbier.
jjsint (917) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at the Blue Moon, Cambridge. Yellow, almost straw. A trifle hazy. Scent of lemon and coriander, bordering on Witbier. Taste is glorious chalky floral sweet, with edges of mango, lemon, shortbread and coconut water. I can’t believe how good this is, and that I’m trying it for the first time at the age of 42. A fantastic hybrid ale.
Przylus (41) - Warszawa, POLAND - DEC 8, 2014
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aromaty słodowe, zbliżone do popularnych lagerów. Piana pełna średnich pęcherzy, szybko opada. Barwa jasnego bursztynu, pełna klarowność. W smaku nic zachwycającego. Wysoka słodowość i trochę krótkiej goryczki. Minimalnie lepsza wersja popularnego lagera.
Kvkx1 (43) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Malt, caramel, a distinct bite of bitterness in the end that is a real creeper. This is a refreshing and straightforward brew while still having something special about it.
GreatDane1632 (565) - North Dakota, USA - DEC 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rated from notes taken 21 March 2012 -- It has been quite a long time since I’ve tried this beer. It is quite good.
pricey290483 (444) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
amber in colour slight white head i got biscuit in the aroma and taste a little sweet but bitter on the finish a good beer
MarkoNm (749) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - DEC 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear, a bit darker amber color, topped with a generous off-white head. Pleasant and mild hoppy aroma, some grassy and herbal notes. Taste starts a bit sweet, immediatelly followed by nice hoppiness and some bitterness in the finish. Slight grassy notes. Nicely drinkable.
thmsboyd (37) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - DEC 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle BBE: 1/2016. Lightly chilled. Crystal clear amber body with full, thick, tight off-white head. High carbonation evident. Biscuity aromas with honey and vanilla sweetness, gentle floral notes and a slight barnyard essence. Medium sweetness followed by a crisp bitterness, a well-balanced if simple taste. Fairly high carbonation, but not overly fizzy. Light body concealed well by a foamy texture. Short to medium finish. A classic, highly-drinkable beer that doesn’t offend.