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Brewed by Birrificio Ticinese (Schützengarten)
Style: California Common
Stabio, Switzerland

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common

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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97/5   IBU: 46   EST. CALORIES: 208   ABV: 6.94%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
"Bootleg" or "bootlegging" usually refers to illegally producing, transporting and/or selling alcohol; the terms draws from the act of hiding flasks of liquor in the legging of one’s boot.

Gold coloured California Common style beer, lightly spiced with coriander and cane sugar.

Inspired by stories of the Prohibition era, and by the way in which this project came to life (in secrecy, without the approval of the company direction), we decided to name this beer "Bootlegger".

Starting from malted barley and a small amount of wheat, we add Amarillo, Perle and East Kent Goldings hops for bitterness and taste.

The use of lager yeast for the fermentation, brought to a higher temperature (25 C) complements it’s unique taste. The distinctive bitter aroma and the strong carbonation contribute in making it pleasantly refreshing.


2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
wombat23 (531) - Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2016
Shared 11.2 oz. bottle. Pours a pale gold with a white head. Aroma of apple juice, grass, spice, and light malt. Similar taste with perhaps a hint of lemon. Mild sweetness/bitterness. Low carbonation. A disappointment.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
darbeer75 (396) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2016
Aroma: apple juice with some malt; Appearance: hazy golden straw with little head; Taste: sweet and cloying; Palate: light bodied with short, sweet finish; Overall: better than a drain pour but definitely wouldn’t buy again.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
alex_leit (1946) - Minsk, BELARUS - JAN 18, 2016
Bottle. Hazy. Aroma: apple or cider, some malt and yeast. Taste: a little apple seeds and wood, malt, fruity, yeast.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mike_77 (5171) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JAN 12, 2016
Blond colour. Aroma and flavour both are strongly citric and lemony. Tastes a bit like a lager shandy.

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Zita (6083) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2016
light citrus aroma,pale, hazy, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light radler citrus finish.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
adamnowek (1654) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 1, 2015
Hazy yellow colour with a rapidly diminishing head. Nice and spicy aroma with some coriander. A hint of bitterness and citrus.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Hansen (8333) - Assentoft, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2015
Yellow coloured and hazy. Has a white head, medium duration. Light sweet aroma, notes of citrus and spice. Odd flavor.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
EHSRanders (1993) - Tjele, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2015
Bottle. Hazy yellow colour with small creamy white mostly lasting head. Weak aroma. Sweet flavor.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HenrikSoegaard (12927) - Randers, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2015
Bottle. Frothy White good mostly deminishing head. Yellow colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Light bitter flavor. Some citrus notes. Average light bitter finish. Oily palate.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
nimbleprop (7201) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 25, 2015
Little hand grenade style bottle pours a hazy yellow with a ring of white head. Nose has floral notes, light honey, light yeast. Very mild though. Flavor has some honey sweetness, mild passion fruit, light lemon, light straw, a little chrystanthemum tea. Watery finish.


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