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RATINGS: 47   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 (942) - 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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
dmac (4831) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 27, 2015
12oz can from a mixed 12 from Xroads. Poured a rusty bronze, very clear with a smaller to average sized off white head. Aroma of caramel malts, wet grass, touch of toffee and dough. Flavor is rather flat, just some grains and husks with dry grass and a hint of nut shell. Boring inoffensive beer that is just another tick.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cheap (4672) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2015
From a can at first its bubbly and quite smooth. Then a little ale peaks its ugly head up but its not quite ugly, just a little appalling. Same with the finish, just good ol decent tasting beer with enough of an attitude to let you know its an ale. On the same level as Cismontane Citizen California Lager but not as good as Widmer Brothers Columbia Common.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bulk_Carrier (2864) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - SEP 16, 2015
This was poured into a pilsener glass. The appearance was a semi-bronzed orange to amber color with a one to two finger white foamy head that dissipated within less than about a minute. Lacing speckled the glass nicely. The smell started off with sweet grassy to a colorful caramel/toffee maltiness rolling in to balance decently. The taste was moderately malty sweet with an underscore of the caramel/toffee running into the grassiness balancing on in to the aftertaste and leading into the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a decent sessionability about it. Carbonation, uh...what carbonation, as its barely there, its really smooth and gives off a nicely done creaminess to it. Overall, for a California common, its a bit different, me I don’t mind it. Its definitely a food beer, I could see myself having this again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
hivemind (808) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 12, 2015
Can @ Matt N’s wedding with Erica. Malty sugary nose. Medium body light carb, bready notes and some fait caramel.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
damzz (378) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 10, 2015
Pours a clear amber with an off white head that lingers and leaves lacing. Nose is piney and malt. Palate is medium light body. Taste is sweet caramel malt up front with a later bitterness that lasts. 12 oz can - Keep those cans coming, craft brewers!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ryanscourt (1013) - 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 (484) - 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 (442) - 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 (1135) - 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 (1170) - 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

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