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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (16802) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2014
23rd July 2014
Clear gold - amber beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is light and mildly crisp. Smooth malts, little cream. Whisper of banana ester. Very mellow orange hops. Light finish with a very mild bitter linger. Tastes more like a mellow apa than a lager. But decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nuplastikk (4871) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 17, 2014
16oz bottle. Cloudy unfiltered orange-tan. Foamy off-white head. Pretty light bodied for the style at first, but the unique high temperature lager tones kind of come through after a few sips. Not that exciting, but a decent example of the style. It was also only 1.99 so my expectations weren’t so high. No off flavors, clean and easy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (15693) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 1, 2014
Bottle from Birratrovo, Como
Light amber color with small head. The malt is well present for a Lager, with a caramellish side, evident in both aroma and taste; impression of raw cereals. Strong bitterness. Clean.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
daniele (6056) - ITALY - JAN 29, 2014
Golden good head malty cereal estery note little alcholic note medium body good dry ness medium herbal bitterness

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
cheap (4380) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2014
From a pounder bottle. Smell is mild perfume of sweeter fermenting fruit. Looks somewhat like a thicker lager, hazy and such. Taste is like mildly soapy lager. Malty and a little creamy. Could be a little more behaved. Has a tad of that ill ale dull hop attitude to it, like older hops mixed with older lager. Go figger. Tries to be a little cloying but never quite gets there.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
skmikeg (1113) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Pours light orange with small white head which fades to no lacing. Aroma is of apple juice, fruits, light bready toasted malts, sweet malts, and some some yeast. Taste is similar to the aroma with the addition of some light grassy hops and some light pine. Has a medium-light body with a semi watery mouthfeel and a semi dry, semi bitter, medium short finish. Overall, a slightly above average California Common that is pretty drinkable and somewhat tasty.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jglanton (18) - Yorba Linda, CA, California, USA - SEP 21, 2013
A perfect lager. Fresh, clean, crisp, golden, just enough hops and no funky skunkiness. Killer with fish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
sagron (1) - Madison, Alabama, USA - AUG 30, 2013 does not count
Very smooth flavor, lovely golden/copper color. California Common beer. Slightly happy smell.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jmmyer07 (23) - - AUG 13, 2013
Bright golden orange with nice head. Smells great slightly earthy, malty with hints of the grassy, piney hops. Taste: crisp and refreshing with notes of creamy nuttyness and caramel malts. Hops are more on the finish with some piney, herbal notes. Mouthfeel is good, it’s light and crisp on the tongue. Hint of viscosity could help at the end of the taste. Overall this is a definite favorite of the style. Had this beer with chorizo kale soup. Amazing combo. Definitely will have this one again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (5871) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2013
Los Angeles, Ca - Beverage Warehouse - 22 oz bomber. Medium copper pour, soft off-whitehead that sticks around a while, nice bubble action. Aroma has some fresh lake water accents, a hint of olive oil, some light date actions. Flavor has a light citrus bent to it, some light toffee sweetness, a bit of nuttiness in the back end. Mouthfeel is crisp and clean. Pretty nice.

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