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RATINGS: 58   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.



3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DYCSoccer17 (3350) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Bottle purchased at Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. The aroma is initially sweet, sugary with hints of priming sugar. Light noble, floral hop aroma, without much else happening here. Transparent golden-orange body with a rocky, pillowy white head present. Nice head retention. Starts highly carbonated with an aggressive, earthy bitterness present. Light biscuit in the middle, before this finishes with more bitter, earthy hop flavors. An interesting beer, but not one I am in love with.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (9417) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Light copper pour, white head. tart apples, yeast, pale malts, light hop nose. Flavor is simple and clean, some good yeast, tiny bit of hops and high drinkability.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 4, 2012
A - Pours a clear golden-orange with a finger of frothy white head, The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some nice lacing. S - Aroma is a mix of sweet caramel and grainy malts with citrus and floral hops with a bit of lager yeast. T - Starts off with a mix of sweet caramel and grainy malts with some citrus hops and a bit of bitterness. Through the middle, some light pine hops with some more bitterness comes through some more bready and biscuit malts. The finish is a mix of sweet grainy and caramel malts with citrus hops, light bitterness, and a touch of lager yeast. M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry and lightly sweet finish. D - Very drinkable. Nice California common with a good malt and hop balance.

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
halfbarrelbc12 (4) - - OCT 18, 2012 does not count
not sure why this beer gets such low ratings. I wonder if people don’t understand the style. More malt flavor, more hop bitterness and more abv than others of the style. I love the pale ale qualities with the lager finish. Awesome warm weather beer!

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
crossovert (7738) - Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2012
Definitely a lager modeled after an ale. It is ripe with American hops, and heavy on them. The malt is sweet and candylike, atypical for a standard lager of this fairly modest gravity.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (17215) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 19, 2012
Draft @ Select Beer Store, Redondo Beach, CA. Pours a slightly hazy golden orange color with a white head. Jas a fruity malty yeasty grainy aroma. Sweetish malty grainy flavor with weak grassy hints. Has a fruity malty grainy hoppy bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11389) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 12, 2012
Bomber from Bine & Vine. Pours hazy copper with a small white head. Fruity aroma. With a little sharpness that could be citrus. Near med body. Seems a bit thin as the minimal carb leaves. It’s lightly fruity, does seem to have citrus, is tending towards dry and astringent. Drinks real good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IrishBoy (3872) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 29, 2012
16 oz bottle from Imbibe Wine. Nose is lightly sweet caramel, green apples, and some musty, lightly grassy hops. Clear orange with a medium pale yellow head. Flavor is moderately bitter with a sweet note to contrast. Finishes moderately bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - APR 21, 2012
16oz bottle. Rating #10. Another very bright looking beer, it practically glows orange with a small, thin white head. Nice malty aroma, crisp with a mild hop aroma. Nice bitterness, mild fruitiness as well with a little sweet maltiness. Not bad. (2336)

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yackery (156) - California, USA - MAR 13, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2014 Initial Rating Date: 3/13/2012 6:51:46 PM 16oz draught. No head but sticky lacing over a very hazy, light tequila sunrise body. Nose is sweet and earthy. Taste is sweet and mildly bitter. Feel is quite chewy. Carbonation is flatish with small volume of fine frizz - small for a lager. Finish is quick with a very mild bitterness that lingers. Overall decent. Subsequent Rating Date: 1/25/2014 1pt. .6oz bomber. Good head dissolves in five minutes. Excellent balance between spice and classic, old school lager.


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