Strykzone (5038) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Hayduke that we had together via facebook chat. This beer is very clear golden and has just a little carbonation visible. A white head becomes a ring after a few minutes. The aroma is faint but it does offer complexity. I get grain and fruitiness. Too bad it is not bigger. First sip is very Kolsch like. Soft grains and honey to start. Nothing big at all. The after taste is citrus and fruit and is long and slow to fade. I tasted west coast hops until almost the end and then European hops were tasted. Some spiced popped up, too. This beer is eminently drinkable and there is just nothing to dislike. It is a Kolsch which should be, and is, made of more subtle flavors. This one also brings some nice surprises and all of them are pleasant.
hayduke (3416) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber shared with Strykzone on Facebook Chat. Pours clear gold with a small white head. Very light lacing. Nose is grain with some floral and citrus hops and fruit. Medium body. Smooth mouth feel. Flavor is rich grainy malt with the fruit on the front, and citrus in back. Lots of flavor in the crisp finish and some spiciness. Very nice for the style.
Zymurgeist2 (1080) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUL 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bomber to stange. Aromas of wheat malt, lemon and bready yeast. Pours a clear yellow with massive carbonation and full white head. Malt takes center stage with overt noble hops as well. Thinnish mouthfeel. Slightly dry finish and moderate low bitterness. All around pleasurable.
DYCSoccer17 (3345) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 11, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
22 ounce bottle purchased at Nugget in Woodland, CA. The aroma has corn, DMS, and some boiled veggies. A little floral, not much else. Mild to moderately hazy dark yellow body with a small, off-yellow head present. This starts extremely carbonated, before a little bread comes through in the middle. Finishes with an overly hoppy, dry, bitter grassy finish. There’s really not much about this that reminds me of a Kolsch. It’s a mess.
batneil (332) - - MAY 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden colour with light head. Nice tasting beer with very light hoppy finish and a light fizz. Tasty beer, will drink again. (K)
BeerFunGuy (709) - California, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Subtle sweet notes of apples are the first thing I notice when tasting this beer. It is light and refreshing. I'm a big fan of calicraft.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Oscbert (1052) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 30, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet malty wheaty aroma, slight sour hay
Pours a clear gold with no head.
Sweet malty flavor fairly basic
Medium light bodied medium CO2 sweet quick finish
Enjoyable brew. Good table beer and beach beer
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
bytemesis (3433) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap - tasting at Willows. Pours clear light amber with a small white head and decent lacing. Aroma is typical but fresh with notes of grain, honey, grass, fruit. Flavor is a little sweet, light bitter, refreshing. Light body, bubbly carbonation, tiny bit of a metallic aftertaste.
Lelanni (2) - California, USA - SEP 15, 2013 does not count
0.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Very lacking in taste and similar to Keystone Light or repackaged Pabst Blue Ribbon. I was thouroughly unimpressed by this Calicraft product. I was also wondering how yeast imported from Germany is classified as "Locally Sourced" to a California Brewery.
VinegarStroke (280) - Napa, California, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear pale golden color. very little white froth. Malt with a hint of wheat. Loads of grain but little in the way of hops. Clean fresh soft palate. Nice medium length flavour. Very good balance.