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RATINGS: 49   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 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 (640) - 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 (642) - 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 (11940) - 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 (7854) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beersearcher (2334) - Glendale, California, USA - JAN 9, 2011
pours a copper color. aroma doesn’t blast you so the first sip is important and this does OK. A good table beer in my opinion and we need more of that. Solid malt character and some other small notes in the background.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AmEricanbrew (5797) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 2, 2010
Clear amber color/ fleeting head. Mild caramel, grainy malt aromas. medium bodied. Decent dry caramel, yeasty, grainy lagered flavors, crisp clean finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - AUG 15, 2010
I had this on draft at Cismontane Brewing in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA. This golden yellow pour had some breadiness along with a touch of hops

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