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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.16/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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With the re-release of our Common beer, Argus Brewery offers a very unique American beer. This type of beer was brewed in the San Francisco Bay Area from the mid 1800′s to the mid 1900′s, A hybrid style, it uses a lager yeast but is fermented at warmer temperatures typical of ale. Copper colored and medium bodied, Argus Ironhorse has full malt & spicy herbal hop flavors, producing a very unique character unlike any ale or lager.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cimbasso (243) - - DEC 21, 2014
Sampled from a bottle purchased in Chicago. Hazy dark amber colour with a whitish head. Aroma of a lager, but the taste has caramel notes and a slight tartness, similar to a rye beer, to it. Very bitter finish. Altogether, a slightly strange mixture of flavours. Not unpleasant, but not particularly enjoyable to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TattooJack (159) - Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Poured from the bottle (from the freezer) of a six pack into a pint glass. Looks almost like a brown ale, smells good. I think the commercial description of medium bodied common sums it up pretty well. This beer has many medium qualities and is very easy drinking considering it’s 6.5%. I think a beer named after one of the best early Motorhead songs needs a stand out distinctive quality, not sure if that would be hops, alcohol, or whatever. Wouldn’t turn one down if it was handed to me though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FestDecBeet (228) - - SEP 17, 2014
Look: pours light copper. Off white head. Very clear. Smell: smells like a lager. Spicy like a rye beer. Sweet caramel. Taste: definite spice. Caramel popcorn. Spiced like a rye IPA. Feel: slight dryness. Leaves a light film on the mouth. Overall: ok beer. Tastes similar to a mass market beer. But has some added spice and sweetness to it. First drank: home 9/17/14

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RedSox2004 (1323) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Pours slightly hazy brown/amber with a one-finger dense white head and nice lace. Muted aromas of toast, grainy malt, caramel and grassy hops. Nice balance in the flavor profile of the grassy hop bitterness and the caramel/toasty malt. Medium body, average carbonation, prickly mouthfeel and a nicely balanced finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
crazyvin (1991) - New York, USA - JUN 20, 2014
A copper body with a tan head. Aroma had a nice sweet caramel malt presence upfront. Notes of corn and some biscuit. A slight peppery note and a generic hop bitterness. Flavor was initially sweet, corn malts were more pronounced and the mix of hops and spicy peppery notes were nice. Thin body and easy to drink. A good beer but needed less corn in my opinion. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kaser (3113) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Dark red pour from bottle at Killmers. Tons of head. Malty and earthy. Just ok.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cornfield (5544) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2014
I picked up a single bottle at the local grocery store. It gave a good-looking pour into my Larry The Git-R-Done Cable Guy glass. (Not sure where I got it from, but it’s roughly a Pilsener glass.) It has a deep bronze body with a three-fingered creamy head. The bits of lace are slippery, leaving the glass clean. The aroma is pretty much caramel corn and little else ’cepting some well water. The flavor is much the same, but has the addition of an earthy bitterness that lingers on the tongue. Probably my last.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rubbishystuff (1872) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2014
Thanks to Dad for this. Overall pretty decent, less hoppy and more malty than Anchor Steam, the aroma I couldn’t get over it smelled a little like those lollypops that my pediatrician used to give out years ago, with the loop instead of the stick. Serving: Bottle

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
skolebara (5) - Florida, USA - FEB 28, 2014 does not count
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2014 PIlsner glass. Amber color and milky head is an eye-pleaser. Leafy, citrus smell. Nice and saison-y. Unfortunately the scent doesn’t follow through, the taste is super hoppy and not at all fruity. Kind of caustic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niko100 (2064) - Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Rich amber/cider color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of malt, yeast, dusty hops, & grain; Flavor of malt, hops, grain, and some citrus; Dry finish and fairly bitter; Pretty decent.

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