sebletitje (6700) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 24, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Copper Creek, Athens GA
pours light amber, off white head.
aroma is spicy, some floral hops
taste, spicy hops, light roasted malts, finish with some bitterness and malt balance.
Hank1980 (942) - Athens, Georgia, USA - APR 26, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at brewpub. Poured amber orange with a small white head. Aroma of fresh citrus and pine hops, sweet caramel malt. Taste is also malty, with a hop bitter finish. This is a hoppy brew for this style. But, it’s very drinkable and pretty enjoyable.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 21, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Date: April 11, 2009
Appearance: hazy orange, fine off white head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet caramwl malt aroma, nice woodsy hop character
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, light earthy bittterness, touch of caramel, light bitterness in the finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
fro2218 (470) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 1, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Another from the 2005 Classis city fest that I cannot read completely. Can only make out scors and the word "fruity". Oh well.
Cmycoskie (23) - Georgia, USA - JUL 2, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Definatly rivals Anchors steam beer, almost a clone in some regard. In fact, it may be better. Also, pretty light on the stomach so if you head in for two dollar tuesdays you can have quite a few of these and still have some room for the hot dog guy on the corner.
savitska (163) - Smyrna, Georgia, USA - OCT 21, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not the best California Common I’ve ever had, but a well-balanced, refreshing beer. Good hoppiness and pleasing color.
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - DEC 11, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
had it at the brewpub. Not the most fantastic beer i’ve had, but I *think* this is my frist ever steam beer. had a nice copper color with some ruby highlights. Tasted much like an IPA to me, lots of hops and citrus characteristics, but, what seems to be the theme at the brewery, it was rounded out nicely and not overly bitter or astringent due to the very nice malt backbone. These guys seem to know what they’re doing.
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - DEC 11, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
this is a very interesting style. had it on tap at the brewpub in athens. amberish tone to it. had a decent amount of hops, more that i would have expected. these hops i speak of were layered over a solid malt base.
SpringsLicker (3147) - Tennessee, USA - APR 18, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub during the Crawl which followed the Classic City Brewfest.
This one was more APA than California Common but that made it that much better as a brew.
Nice clear amber color with a good head.
Full hop aroma.
The flavor was dominated by the fresh hop presence with a good solid malt backing. Nice bitter finish. Well done.
aracauna (3084) - Georgia, USA - APR 17, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is easily the hoppiest California Common I’ve ever had. It’s almost like what an IPA might taste like if it were a steam beer. The copper body is clear and metallic-shiny. The head is moderate and soupy. The aroma clears the sinuses with a piney, bitter hop aroma. The flavor has a strong malt front that quickly shifts into a very bitter finish. This one is perhaps a little overbalanced by the hops, but still an exciting take on the style.