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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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This beer was formerly known as "Cismontane California Common Pilot #1"

The California Common almost disappeared after prohibition as did the term Cismontane. Our interpretation of this style is a golden warm fermented lager with sufficient hop aroma. As a brewer and citizen of Cismontane California it is our obligation to produce a fine California Common.



4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FlacoAlto (3759) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 1, 2013
A careful pour into my large Tripel Karmeliet tulip produces a long lasting, three-finger thick, dense, tan colored head, that leaves lots of lacing, and slowly subsides with a very structural varied, mesa forming head; you canít ask for much more in the appearance of a beer. The beer is a nice, red-stained copper color that shows a brilliantly clear, bright copper hue when held up to the light. The nose has a warm biscuit like maltiness, a flint like hop character, a soft citrus / berry like hop character, and lots of floral / nectar like notes, and a spicy, whole grain cracker like malt character. The nose is quite appetizing, fresh, and very inviting.

Lightly sweet up front, there is a solid prickly carbonation, as well as a bitter hop bite to this beer. There is a flint like edge to the hop character here, and herbal, not quite menthol like edge / bite, and a noticeable citrus character that when coupled with the malt provides a berry like flavor towards the finish. The malt character plays a prominent role as well; sweet caramelized grain notes, lots of English biscuit character. The body has a nice malty fullness to it that is not too heavy, this is still quite quaffable, but has a bit of meat to it, and I can see it pairing well with food.

A fantastic version of the style. This is fresh, and much better than Anchor steam this far from the source in San Francisco (I havenít had a great, fresh Anchor steam in years as it doesnít travel well).

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GT2 (8283) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Tap at Eureka Burger in Claremont as "Citizenís Lager". Good white lacing from a light orange pour. Nose is sweet orange and cinnamon apple. Getting more like old apple juice as it warms. Lightly sticky body with mild bitterness. Herbal, harsh hops mix with sticky cinnamon apple. Papery palate. Not really doing it for me, but then again this style is inherently messed up. Not a quenching lager.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10468) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2013
Bottle. Poured clear light copper color with an average white frothy head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate hop and sweet malty aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium balanced flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Good drinkable brew.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
brokensail (10645) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 19, 2013
Clear orange pour with a white head. Aroma of bread, toast, and orange peel. Some floral hops, grass, and maybe a touch of caramel. Sweet flavor up front with toast, bread, and some caramel. Orange peel, light floral notes, and a grassy bitterness on the finish. Maybe a bit buttery as it warms up.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (5203) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 6, 2013
Bomber to snifter (thanks Tmoney99). Looks good for the style; a fairly transparent orange with white lacing. Smells doughy, pleasantly skunky, and a little hoppy. Tastes like it smells with a solid mouthfeel. A solid example of the style.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (4834) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Bottle shared by a friend. Clear gold in color with a medium off-white head. Aroma is malty, creamy and crisp with very little hop. Sweet malt flavor with a crisp grassy hop finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrSilverworm (6027) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2013
On tap. Mostly hazy orange-amber color. Thin white head, decent lace. Medium to bigger body, pretty full for the ABV. Smooth, lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Bready, bitter, slight metallic and not over-sweet taste of a lager, and ample but light fruitiness of an ale - satisfying amount of fruity hop here. Lightly toasty malt. An interesting and well-done California Common, if Iíve ever had one. Seems like a good example of the style.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Markm2151 (280) - toledo, USA - APR 18, 2013
Uncomplicated hop, little to no aroma. Lacking on palate, and slightly bitter for style.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SirADNielsen (8949) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 21, 2013
Bottle in Mesa. Pours a clear copper appearance with a nice, foamy, colored head. Light citrusy, cracker, bready, toasty malty aroma. A bit juicy, orange citrusy, light caramel, toasty flavor. Kind of odd.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Helibrewer (18) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - MAR 5, 2013
Not a fan of this. The hops are overpowering for this style and the wrong type. A plastic aftertaste. I didnít finish the bottle.


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