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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   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 (1026) - 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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ByTheirLimpin (277) - New York, USA - APR 19, 2016
Can to pilsner. Nice crystal clear amber with a foamy head that dissipates but clings. Palate is interesting, amber little honey, nice grain board. Close to granddads beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
polo_marco (318) - milton, Vermont, USA - FEB 24, 2016
Smells floral kind of burnt wood smell. Perfect amber color for a lager. Delicious taste of wood floral and sweet malts all the way around. Medium body light carbonation. Oh no not a bad lager had better

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
N3lson1 (969) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2015
Drank from a bottle poured into a pint glass, thank you Kevdawg. Smells and tastes wonderful.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaBeer1972 (1824) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 27, 2015
Can from Julio’s. Pours out a light golden amber. Off-white head fades to almost nothing. Earthy-spice aromas and flavors with a decent malt base. Dry earthy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ed5388 (3206) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 15, 2015
12oz can from dmaclamore and Ryan Lewis! It’s Dave rate day! Gonna drink every rate given to me from the man, the myth, the legend! First up....pours a clear amber color with a huge foamy off white head. Aroma of rotted citrus, loads of caramel malt, and some bready yeast. Taste mimics the nose.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike67 (1103) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 10, 2015
12 oz can. Pours amber with tall, long-lasting, fluffy white head. Aroma is of grassy hops and caramel malt. Body is medium and smooth. Herbal hops and bready malt nicely balanced on the palate. Finish is long and bitter. Simple, drinkable brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
dmac (5589) - 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 (5307) - 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 (3722) - Lake Champlain, 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 (890) - 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.

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