matthewgerke (67) - - SEP 7, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Crisper and lighter with a better hop profile than any other California common that I’ve had. Finally able to get my hands on a great example of the style without being on the West Coast.
jgb9348 (5115) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 23, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Crisp, slightly hazy copper and light bronzed coloured body with a golden tint and a very thin single centimetre tall off-white coloured head. Aroma of metal, malt, light fruit and a dose of alcohol - not too pleasant. Light-bodied; Interesting deeply malty flavour with a strong note of mushrooms and grain, some subtle metallic and bitter flavours and a light sweetness near the end, from caramel. Aftertaste shows a light grain flavour, some metal and alcohol notes, but a largely mild and unassuming flavour, without much complexity. Overall, about what you’d expect for a california common, but without the large bitter flavours of an Anchor Steam and still without much complexity, unfortunately. I sampled this twelve ounce can purchased from Crystal City Wine Shop in Arlington, Virginia on 01-April-2015 for US$2,49 sampled at home just a few steps away in Washington on 22-July-2015.
bkurtz (1006) - PERU - JUN 24, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft - Pours golden with a smallish head. Floral and bread notes. Interesting taste with some sweetness, but not for me.
tsd08460 (253) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - JUN 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: bread, floral, caramel, citrus, spruce,
Appearance: clear, golden, white head
Taste: lightly sour, lightly bitter, light sweetness,
Palate: medium body, thin feel, soft carbonation, long finish,
Drake (10695) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce can from Red, White, Bleu, 4/13/15. Hazy amber, large foamy tan head, fair retention. Aroma of snappy herbal hops, caramel, citrus. The taste is caramel malt, floral and citrus hops. Thin bodied, well balanced and enjoyable.
jefcon (1514) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUN 2, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A nice common, with orange citrus and berry flavors, some pit fruit and light palate. Crisp, but wet, finish. A bit of paper or breadcrumb from the malt.
blipp (7083) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours golden orange with a white head. Very clean malty base, just a hint of sweetness, and faint floral notes. Very drinkable.
Strykzone (5602) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce can from nimbleprop in a locals trade. Quite cloudy bright orange, golden, brown. Only a little off white foam. Not a robust flavor profile at all. I do taste grain and soft fruit. Malts add nice smoothness and sweetness. Some dry hop fruitiness. A little late bitterness is tart fruit. This is to style but its not an exciting style.
magsinva (1004) - Virginia, USA - APR 30, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can - this isn’t my favorite style, but I liked this one. It drinks like a session beer, though at 5.1%, it has a bit too much alcohol for that. The hops are subdued, but you still get bites of pine and lemon, without the bitter burn, that some beers in this style have.
Bork (452) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - APR 29, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light and watery with an unusual but not unpleasant bitterness. Low on aromas and flavors but nicely crisp.
climberbob (291) - Virginia, USA - APR 26, 2015
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can into pint glass. Not much aroma. Faint hint of grass. Mild beer a bit watery. Mild malt. Easy drinking hot weather session beer.
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