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.
lobs_ols (236) - LATVIA - MAR 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear amber, medium white head. Light roasty aroma. Sweet, roasty, very resfreshing taste. Finishes a bit bitter and overall lovely. Need a second one.
rafael52 (82) - Łódź, POLAND - MAR 1, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Barwa: ciemnozłote, jasnobursztynowe, lekko zmętnione.
Piana: obfita, jasnokremowa, drobnopęcherzykowa, niestety dość szybko opada.
Zapach: średnio intensywny słodowy, lekkie nuty opiekane.
Smak: słodowy z wyraźną goryczką o ziołowo, herbacianym charakterze.
Wysycenie: średnie, odpowiednie.
TedE (225) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 1, 2015
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
355ml bottle into glass. Caramel malt nose. Almost fudge. Slight tan head. Copper beer with minimal carbonation. Watery zingy taste followed by smoky malt and a touch of metallic hops. It’s OK but I enjoyed their other beers more.
DrunkSanta410 (369) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home. Pours a clear copper color, about a finger of white head that dissipates slowly into a fluffy film. Aroma is light caramel malts, grainy, hay, light sweetness. Taste is pretty mellow, not very sweet, not bitter. A faint caramel flavor is present with a bit of bread and grain. Palate is light body, high carbonation. Not my favorite, but drinkable.
domienS (167) - Oostakker, BELGIUM - FEB 27, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear amber beer with a big, light beige head.
Smells malty, some caramel, some yeast.
Mouthfeel is non alcoholic and rather watery.
Aftertaste is a very gentle bitter.
ChristianHR (204) - DENMARK - FEB 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very rich smell of caramel, corn and yeast. Pours clear amber with a white head. Tastes sweet of caramel and corn, has almost a oily mouthfeel with a lot of CO2.
YouveGotAle (4) - Cypress, Texas, USA - FEB 24, 2015 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a bottle. Nice effervescent bubbly head. Nice lacing. Good fragrance of caramel and malt that lingers throughout the session.taste is caramel and malt backed by a grassy even-keeled bitterness. sweet without being cloying. Dry finish. Easy drinking. Very nice.
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aumentm (183) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 22, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer is a must for every collection. It is amber and has a strong head. It is a san francisco treat that is rich and well balanced.
scirtes (20) - POLAND - FEB 22, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, bb 8.2016. Amber color, very nice creamy head with small bubbles and nice lacing. Nice sweet, malty aromas. Bitterness low to medium. Worth trying, although do not expect too much.
tillmac62 (314) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - FEB 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear medium amber with a touch of ruby. World Class head volume, lacing and retention.
Nice light nose of caramel and biscuit.
Heavy light bodied with a touch of creamy texture. Above normal carbonation with a bit of effervescence in the middle and a nice burst in the finish.
The flavor profile is reasonably intense, fairly well balanced and slightly complex. It begins with a moderate earthy bitterness that slowly fades to a mild caramel and biscuit sweetness. The middle has a slight lemon zest like citrus note. The finish is a slow fade of earthy and zest bitterness that lingers.