Nephilium (1392) - Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A good solid beer. Pours a hazy reddish-amber, with a quickly fading head. The aroma hints at malts and a hint of chocolate. Good solid flavor, but with a short finish. A very nice session beer.
hansongreg89 (10) - CANADA - NOV 27, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mild tasting, with a moderate hop presence. It really does, in some ways, have char’s of both a lager and ale. Thanks to the new hop guide, I can say that I don’t like Northern Brewer hops as a finish/aromatic hop. The hop aromatics and flavors in this beer present as a slightly woody and earthy/musty note that I don’t find particularly agreeable.
Jado (564) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - NOV 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From 345 ml bottle. Clear honey-Amber in the glass with a creamy lasting white head. Aromas of cut grass, raisins, honey and light citrus. Starts out with a sweet malty note that’s quickly overtaken by firmer grass and grapefruit hop flavours. Finishes quite cleanly with a gently fruity aftertaste. Nice.
KansaiBeerLvrs (2273) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from a 980 yen tasting set at Liquor Mountain with a free glass! Steam Beer - the classic that introduced an indigenous California beer & helped kicked off the craft beer movement. A deep copper color pour with a solid beige head with nice lacing and staying power. A big malty caramel nose with enticing fruit overtones. Medium to light bodied with a somewhat abrasive carbonation but it does give a very dry finish. The taste is malty caramel, some fruits and more bitter than I expected but it has a crisp flavor and each sip makes me want to go back for more. Better than expected.
codfishh (101) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours brilliant amber thin white head. Fruity aroma woody hops. Light malty body balanced bitterness a little rough some slight oxidation.
Mainuh_man (220) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 25, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 Oz bottle. Pours clear amber with a frothy white head. Aromas are fairly subtle, cereal grain and minerals, some apricot. Flavor is mild sweet, worth cereal grain and some cherry at first. Quickly transitions to an herby hop bitterness that lingers throughout, with some nutty notes at the end. Medium-low body with a slick mouthfeel and sharp carbonation. Overall, just ok. Not very complex, and while tasty enough, nothing noteworthy on any of the fronts.
JulioRangel (6) - - NOV 23, 2014 does not count
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2014 Aroma maltado-amadeirado. Amargor suave. É a cerveja mediana, sem nenhum grande diferencial, exceto o aroma.
ABS (530) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear copper. Just above medium amount of white head. Bitter. Caramel and malt flavour. Light body, medium carbonation.
obe83 (47) - Livorno, ITALY - NOV 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
L’unica California Common bevuta, si presenta di color ambrato e con poca schiuma, al naso sentori malto-caramellosi , che si ritrovano anche nel palato, ben bilanciati da una nota fruttata. Molto beverina e piacevole, anche se non se ne percepisce gli aromi da luppolo.
yy0pp (600) - - NOV 19, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Clear copper color with tiny head. Aroma - Caramel, apples. Toffee taste.
McWorta (644) - LUXEMBOURG - NOV 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Honey-golden clear with a hunch of yeasty hue hazyness, lasting small white head. Aromas of fruit is predominant with some biscuity malt centre.
Softly carbonated, light texture, light-medium bodied with a fruit-malt flavour in harmony. Lingers a while with some dry out bitterness developing.