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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.



3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (16582) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (14744) - , 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (14380) - 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.

2.9
   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.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10929) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
brokensail (10780) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 19, 2013
Clear orange pour with a white head. Aroma of bread, toast, and orange peel. Some floral hops, grass, and maybe a touch of caramel. Sweet flavor up front with toast, bread, and some caramel. Orange peel, light floral notes, and a grassy bitterness on the finish. Maybe a bit buttery as it warms up.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10566) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2013
Bottle. Poured clear light copper color with an average white frothy head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate hop and sweet malty aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium balanced flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Good drinkable brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (9049) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
adnielsen (9013) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 21, 2013
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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GT2 (8364) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Tap at Eureka Burger in Claremont as "Citizen’s Lager". Good white lacing from a light orange pour. Nose is sweet orange and cinnamon apple. Getting more like old apple juice as it warms. Lightly sticky body with mild bitterness. Herbal, harsh hops mix with sticky cinnamon apple. Papery palate. Not really doing it for me, but then again this style is inherently messed up. Not a quenching lager.


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