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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
Brewed in the style of “steam” beers born in 19th-century California, Tarnation is Baxter Brewing’s first lager. American crystal malts provide light toast and caramel notes along with the beer’s rich amber hue, while Munich malt supplies Tarnation’s malty body. The complex malt notes balance the ample bitterness of American Northern Brewer hops (the signature hop for this style) giving the beer great balance. An authentic San Francisco lager yeast ferments the brew, yielding a clean, crisp and satisfying beer. This lager requires several weeks of cold conditioning (“lagering”), but we think it’s worth the wait.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
WVHouseofBeer (939) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Not bad I guess but there wasn’t a whole lot going on here. Light aromas of corn, caramel and some other chemicals. Looked like any other lighter beer. Flavors once again consisted of corn, caramel, chemicals, dough and bread. Somewhat thin bodied. Dry finish. A good gateway beer for people who normally drink macros.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ryanscourt (972) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2015
Sweet malt body but balanced nicely at end. Sweet in beginning but doesn’t linger. Metallic taste a little off putting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markducommun (449) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2015
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bennetporter (389) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 4, 2015
Pours a dark amber from a can, a few floaties. Smells like sweat and sex. Flavor is a caramel, piney bittersweetness. Thin mouthfeel. Meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holdwine (1131) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 1, 2015
On draft at Blaze. San Fran lager? Easy to drink. Good summer beer. Crisp finish. Not as exciting as their IPA.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
John25 (1136) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - JUN 28, 2015
Draft. Clear dark Amber. A lot of caramel malt for a light lager. Pretty bland. Not impressed. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Metalflake (50) - Les Coteaux, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 3, 2015
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TBone (14264) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 23, 2015
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (4006) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 6, 2015
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,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (4318) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 23, 2015
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (5839) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 13, 2015
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!

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