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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
Inspired by the beers that accompanied America’s expansion into the West, District Common is fermented using a lager yeast at temperatures common to ale fermentation. The result is a pale, well-balanced beer combining crisp lager character with fruity ale notes. The clean grain bill provides a refreshing drinkability and supports late aroma additions of Czech Saaz hops.

matthewgerke's rating

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
matthewgerke (67) - - SEP 7, 2013
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OnTheTrail (175) - Virginia, USA - NOV 15, 2015
Pours dark gold. Light malty aroma. Subtle pleasant taste of biscuits. Nice mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ben4321 (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 31, 2015
Draft at the Prospect. Hazy orange color. Caramel and some light hops come through. Balanced flavor overall. Solid beer, but a little dull. Decent enough.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
HuskerTan (1160) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - OCT 10, 2015
(Thanks, Gene! "Travlr") Can. A- Squash, spice, trash, caramel, cereal. A- Orange color, hazy liquid, white head. T- City water, cereal, spices, grassy, malty. P- Light body, average texture, average carbonation, astringent finish. O- I truly wanted to like this but it was just down right not too good. Only my second common so maybe it’s the style but this just was a sad brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kramer (5501) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2015
Can. Pours a clear copper body with a small fizzy white head that faded to a thin ring. The nose is a bit grainy and husky with cereal and just a light hint of hops. The flavor is a bit off, a slight metallic twang on the late finish after a grainy and rough middle. Little to no hops in the flavor. This just isn’t all that good. Lighter bodied with fizzy carbonation and a slight cling on the back end. Meh, I think there are some quality issues with this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Iphonephan (4994) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 1, 2015
From a 12 oz can shared at home. Pours a hazy gold with an off white head. Flavors of white toast and herbs. Smooth, clean finsh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hayduke (4123) - Eureka, California, USA - SEP 29, 2015
Sampled at GABF. In the tasting glass was amber orange withe a white head. Nose of caramel malts and some floral and fruit hop aspects. Medium in body. Smooth in mouth feel. Flavor is mild but tasty . Light bitterness at end. Nice common.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CH-303 (1770) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - SEP 16, 2015
Appearance: Slightly hazy orange golden, minimal white head.
Aroma: Tart fruit.
Taste: Fruit, slight sourness. Not that pleasant.
Bought: Total Wine (Sterling), 355 ml can, $2.49
Info: 16/9-2015

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JDBaker11058 (1647) - Maryland, USA - SEP 7, 2015
appearance: is this a lager? Hazy orange brown, two fingers of soapy light yellow head shrinking to a thin cap, good lacing. aroma: very bready, with additional light citrus and slight herb garden aromas. taste: malty, with rustic toasted whole grain bread, lemongrass, cardboard, and honey. finish: slightly slick, with a lingering honey cough drop, grass, pepper and orange note. notes: Ah, ok--California Common. That makes more sense. Not your typical lager. Well-constructed, relatively easy drinking. Slightly muddled flavors, but I seem to find that in most examples of the style. Can from Total Wine and More in Alexandria, Virginia.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ilovedarkbeer (2539) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - AUG 30, 2015
On tap. Pours a hazy deep straw color. Nose is fruity and bright with some fresh air and caramel notes as well. Foamy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jgb9348 (5231) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 23, 2015
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.

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