JaBier (5691) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by a friend. Clear gold in color with a medium off-white head. Aroma is malty, creamy and crisp with very little hop. Sweet malt flavor with a crisp grassy hop finish.
DrSilverworm (8868) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap. Mostly hazy orange-amber color. Thin white head, decent lace. Medium to bigger body, pretty full for the ABV. Smooth, lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Bready, bitter, slight metallic and not over-sweet taste of a lager, and ample but light fruitiness of an ale - satisfying amount of fruity hop here. Lightly toasty malt. An interesting and well-done California Common, if I’ve ever had one. Seems like a good example of the style.
Markm2151 (280) - toledo, USA - APR 18, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Uncomplicated hop, little to no aroma. Lacking on palate, and slightly bitter for style.
adnielsen (10145) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 21, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle in Mesa. Pours a clear copper appearance with a nice, foamy, colored head. Light citrusy, cracker, bready, toasty malty aroma. A bit juicy, orange citrusy, light caramel, toasty flavor. Kind of odd.
Helibrewer (18) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - MAR 5, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Not a fan of this. The hops are overpowering for this style and the wrong type. A plastic aftertaste. I didn’t finish the bottle.
Bule (1328) - California, USA - FEB 27, 2013
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle purchased from Beercraft. Very malty but a bit too sweet for my taste.
DavidWoodruff (433) - Windsor, California, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light amber with a nice off white head. Malty/fruity aroma with note of sulphur. Tastes nutty with some toffee and medium bitter finish. Ok but nothing extraordinary.
timc100 (314) - Park Ridge, Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear, slightly hazy vivid copper gold. Nice foamy white head. Smells very good - crisp citrus hops, grain, and lager yeast. Tastes very refreshing, clean and fresh - citrus hops and lager. The body is light and fits well with the other components. Active carbonation that doesn’t get in the way. A nice surprise extra in a trade. Paired well with a steak teriyaki dinner.
Blairgus (3467) - California, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 feb 2013, bottle. Light orange, clear, occasional bubbles. Nose is beery gold syrup and floral. Thin/med body and mildly fizzy. Floral, lemon, syrup. Okay.
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Ibrew2or3 (7565) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to JPDurden24 for sharing this. It pours a clear gold with a white head of foam. The aroma is nice and estery with pears and apples and lagery yeastiness around the edges. The taste is similar with sweet apple and pear esters mixing with a bit of bitter hoppy spiciness. To midway the hop spiciness gets a little more earthy and gravel like in its bitterness. This offers a nice blend of sweet esters and bitter hoppiness. I like it.