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Cismontane Citizen California Lager



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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (4453) - Livermore, California, USA - SEP 12, 2015
On tap at the Beer Baron. It pours a pale golden color with a white head. The aroma has some lemongrass, pale malt, straw and crackers with light breadiness. The flavor is delicate with some florals, lightly sweet pale malts and medium acidity with a bit of earth and lemongrass. Lemon and orange fruit. Solid earthy/floral bitterness. Really tasty and subtly complex. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (9809) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2015
Sample at the Fat Heads Tap Takeover at Kraft House No. 5 on 07/30/2015. Clear copper-orange color with a medium white head that recedes quickly to an outer ring. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of grassy hops, fruit and malt. Light-bodied with flavors of herbal hops, bready malt and fruit. The finish is mildly bitter with a mildly hoppy aftertaste. Decent overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
after4ever (6801) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 5, 2015
Draft at SB. Pours a hazy dark amber with a loose and wispy whitish head. Caramel nose, some biscuit and maybe a bit of grass. Creamy medium body with flabby carb, body goes a bit watery in spots. Lightly toasted caramel with some grass and biscuit on the mid palate. Fairly indistinct flavor profile. Mild finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (4952) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 12, 2015
500ml bottle pours a clear golden color with a finger of white head that leaves some spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is light citrus and grass with some cereal grains. Taste is a light citrus and grassy bitterness with a light malty sweetness. Slightly grainy mouth feel. Light bodied with decent carbonation. Overall, this is a clean finishing lager with a nice balance and enough taste to recommend this to others. Nicely done.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
notalush (5448) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 25, 2015
Bottle - clear dark gold - fairly lovely, kicking up a significant lace - medium sweet, toasty malt in the nose, lightly grassy hops, light estery fruitiness - flavor is somewhat estery, medium sweet, moderate toastiness to the malt character - a bit of acidity late before a mild hop bitterness finishes - it’s okay.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAR 24, 2015
Bottle, Bodega, orange pour white head, nose and taste citrus, lemons, ginger, oh man oh

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (39787) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2015

Bottle 500ml.

[ As Cismontane Citizen California Lager ].
Clear medium yellow orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, light to moderate hoppy, fruity. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a long duration, sharp fruit, pale malt, fruity. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20150117]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JonMoore (2024) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2015
Bottle - clear gold with frothy white head. Aroma of sweet malts, light hops. Taste is malt, caramel, grain, light hop, sweetish. Medium to light body. Not bad, but not a favourite.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (10037) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 28, 2015
On tap at Stateside, pours a clear copper with a small white head. Aroma brings out herbal notes, some grass, and biscuity malt. Flavour is clean, with notes of corn, biscuity malt, light fruity sweetness and herbal hops. Quite a decent smooth, sweet lager. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (14397) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2015
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Clear golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty and moderate hoppy - grass. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 170115

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