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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (16932) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11263) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IrishBoy (3858) - 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.

   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)

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 6, 2012
bottle from Kasey, thanks! Medium orange to amber pour. The carbonation is light and I can’t much of a head from a moderately quick pour. Nose lends a decent amount of herbal and somewhat fruity hops along with some sweet caramel and bread like malts. Flavor lends again moderate herbal and intense fruity and biscuit flavors finishing up sweet and smooth. Light carbonation and full body for the ABV. This wasn’t too bad at all though i’m not a fan of the style. Good considering other than the lack of adequate carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Chuckaduck (651) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - JAN 13, 2012
Pours with a cloudy pale orange with a thin oily white head. Aroma is bread, yeast, some caramel and a very light fruitiness. Flavor is slightly spicy, bitter, slightly citrus, grain and sweetness. Thin-syrup like feel. Overall, much better than macro-swill; but not one to run out and try.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
MattH (649) - California, USA - NOV 19, 2011
On tap at Charlie’s in Redondo Beach. Goldish amber pour. Aroma is not too pronounced. I detected a little lemon among other things. Flavor has a nice malt/hop balance. Finish is bitter. Some sourness. Medium body. Smooth mouthfeel. The carbonation is biting on the tongue.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (11972) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 31, 2011
(Draught) Pours a lightly hazy burnt orange body with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel, wet sauna stones,grain, and mustiness. Flavor of grain, earth, grass, and herbs.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMan1113VR (7867) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 24, 2011
On tap. Pours with a hazed orange-amber body with a small white head. Aromas are fruity, estery, caramel, light apple note, honey and minimal hops. Flavors are bitter, fruity, light diacetyl, grainy, apple, pear, caramel. Medium to light bubbles. Overly bitter for the style (balance is out of whack). Okay.

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