joeyplush (605) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy clay color with a thick tan head and pillowy top. Aroma of roasted malt and some perfumey floral hops. Flavor has bitter hops and caramel malt. Palate has a lingering, bitter finish.
GoufCustom (423) - HONG KONG - DEC 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
360 ml bottle bought at YATA in Grand Century Place in Mong Kok.
Cloudy hazy dark amber red colour with chocolate-colour dirt like yeast sediments; One finger head with beautiful, crumpety off white foam which lasts for 2 minutes; Excellent sticky lacing with slight carbonation; Quite fragrant sweet aroma of full ale malt, with dark fruit, honey, chocolate, caramel, bread, yeast, light lemon and grass; Mid to light sweet taste of full ale malt, with very light grapefruit, faint cherry, dry biscuits, bread, yeast, molasses, liquorices, lime and grassy hops; Medium body, quite thick and slick palate; Mouth feel is full Ale - close to Premium Bitter - with pretty sharp German Pils-like bitterness. Minimal sweetness, thin but notable red fruits, bone-dry and bready, thick and slick. I like it! Hoppiness is red fruit and like grass nose, limey and herbal grass taste. Good dose of liquorices for a pretty licking bitter finish; Very dry after taste, crisp and nicely bitter to mouth.
Comments: As a Cali Common, this one is a bit simple in taste variety, but the looks, body, aroma, dryness and bitterness are as good as they can get. No detour or bumpy ride throughout, very enjoyable all the way. Recommended of course!
jamestulloch (844) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Stuís flat. Deep copper body with a medium off-white head. Lively carbonation. Excellent lacing. Aroma of caramel, wood and summer fruits. Flavour of toffee apple, wood, plum and faint citrus. Medium body with a chewy mouthfeel. Soft carbonation. Expensive but tasty.
Scrapersnbeer (1263) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A touch of spice and some off-fruity hops. Dark amber color, kind of cloudy. Sweet overall taste, a bit bitter and starchy. Smooth, slick body. From the far side of San Francisco...
KansaiBeerLvrs (919) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
5.5% half-pint at CBB. Nice cloudy amber honey color with a thin filmy head. Caramel & some sort of herbal/spice quality I canít pin down in the aroma. The body is smooth but thin with a very light carbonation. The taste is lightly bitter, acidic with a bit of caramel in the finish. An ok ale, slightly bitter but fairly well balanced.
Westkyoto77 (342) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Bungalow. Dark amber, off-white head. Resiny hops and ripe oranges in the nose. Medium body, fine carbonation. Not as fruity as I expected, but still has some nice flavours of fruit and caramel. Restrained bitterness, nice clean finish. Decent.
KeefOz (634) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - AUG 23, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured a hazy dark brown amber colour with a two-finger off white foamy head that retained well and laced well. Low carbonation. Aroma very slightly of floral hops and not much else. Taste mild semi-sweet malt fading to mild hops. Light body. Short, crisp, mild hops bitterness finish.
Jado (393) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - JUN 18, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml bottle. First off, this bottle was either way over-carbonated or didnít travel well, frothing out when opened. Eventually it pours a clear red-amber with a fluffy white head. Aromas of lemon zest, noble hops and dark bread. Taste is definitely malt driven, but with an overlay of lemony hops. Fruity finish. Smooth and quite enjoyable.
kerrmatt (19) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Off tap and takeaway bottle from Numazu taproom. Deep cloudy amber pours with light brown medium head. Head dissipates fairly quickly. More flavour as it warms a bit from the fridge. Deep caramel Malts with rose water and well balanced bitterness.
jtclockwork (6259) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. 10th California Common rating - Take two. Pours dirty caramel amber. Off white head. Nose and taste of steam, bready malt, malted barley, mixed nuts and mixed dried fruit. Medium body.
AndySnow (1826) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Bashamichi Taproom, Yokohama. Red colour with a white head. Lacing. Fruity aroma. Flavour is fruity, floral, some caramel.