two7offsuit (372) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 28, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours dark gold in color with an off-white head. Aroma is a bit flowery with fruit and spice. Similar flavors.
ryanscourt (972) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sweet malt body but balanced nicely at end. Sweet in beginning but doesn’t linger. Metallic taste a little off putting.
markducommun (449) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear deep amber-brown, minimal head. Decent bit of pine resin, earth, light biscuit. Goodly amount of bitterness, malt follows. Heavier than your average lager, slight chewiness, short finish. Good.
bennetporter (391) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 4, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a dark amber from a can, a few floaties. Smells like sweat and sex. Flavor is a caramel, piney bittersweetness. Thin mouthfeel. Meh.
Holdwine (1131) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 1, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Blaze. San Fran lager? Easy to drink. Good summer beer. Crisp finish. Not as exciting as their IPA.
John25 (1138) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - JUN 28, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Clear dark Amber. A lot of caramel malt for a light lager. Pretty bland. Not impressed.
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Metalflake (50) - Les Coteaux, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz can, given to me as a gift. Poured into a shaker, poured a deep clear amber with a half-inch head. Hops are right up front, too much so for a California Common. Not near malty enough - bitterness approaches that of an APA or even a session IPA, unbalanced. Medium carbonation, lively on the tongue. Glad I had a chance to try it, but I’ve had better.
TBone (14265) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 23, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can 355ml (from USA, brwed 01/2015)
Amber color, small/medium-sized steady white head, some lace. Very light malty nose. Light to medium-bodied. Harsh, citrus hoppyness. Ryeish maltyness is quite light. Feels kind of unbalanced.
tom10101 (4018) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can (12 oz) bought @ Bier Cellar (Portland, ME). Shared @ Hotel Room Tasting.
Appearance: Clear golden-orange with a small off-white head and good lacing.
Aroma: Leafy and herbal hops with toasted malts, caramel and floral notes. Mild fruitiness,
Taste: Leafy and herbal with caramel malts, crisp malt backbone, toasted notes, mild fruitiness and floral presence.
Palate: Light to medium body. Moderate carbonation. Clean. A tad oily. Very leafy finish that fits with the beer.
Overall: Crisp and clean California Common. Good,
JulienHuxley (4319) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Amber pour with foamy white head. Aroma is really hoppy, nice leafy hop, light black tea, lots of caramel malt. Taste is balanced, nice round malty sweetness, with firm leafy bitterness. Tasty.
czar (5839) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours almost clear but bright golden with a reviving light beige orange-ish head, very nice lacing. smooth toasted bready maltiness - very nice depth, lagering fruity notes - peaches and apricots, but also peppery berries, tasty munich, caramel whisper, doughy yeast, citrusy, pleasantly earthy, white pepper. light carbonation, light dy - oily and smooth; lightly astringent and balanced woodsy-grassy-spicy-citrusy finish. better than anchor’s flagship brew. a tour de force!