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Destihl Miners Ruin California Common

Destihl Miners Ruin California Common
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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.19/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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‘California Common’ beer is a hybrid style of beer brewed with lager yeast but at ale fermentation temperatures. This truly American beer style was first developed during the California Gold Rush when cold fermentation for lager yeast was not readily available due to lack of refrigeration, resulting in a highly effervescent beer. It is amber in color and medium bodied with a noticeable degree of caramel-type malt character in flavor and in aroma. Hop bitterness impression is medium-high and is balanced with a medium-low degree of fruity esters, hop flavor and aroma and malt character to give an impression of balance and easy drinkability. Alcohol by Weight (Volume): 3.9% (5.0%) Bitterness (IBU): 43 Color SRM (EBC): 11 (22)


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nero55 (700) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Draft. Copper with ruby highlights. Aroma of caramel, nut, and some malt sweetness. Medium body, toasted malt, caramel, earthy, nut, and a dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheAlum (5672) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Sampler pour on tap at the brewpub (Bloomington, IL). Pours a deep copper orange hue, faint haziness with deeper glow, frothy offwhite head is a firm layer, sticks around fairly well as a pleasant filmy ring, laces well. Aromas are a bit fruity, touches of orange, bready and biscuity malts meet a gentle yeastiness, earth, gentle fruit melds with a touch of nuttiness, earthy hops. Initial is lighter end of the fold, touches of biscuit, gentle carmelized element meets a gentle dry hop element. Touches of earth, gentle toast and touches of fruit. A bit dry, earthy as we round the corner with a touch of yeastiness. Mellow toast and biscuit meet some gentle faint vanilla and carmelized nutty feel. Backend is dry, a bit spicy and earthy hops. A touch sweet, slightly darker with decent earthy hops. Solid.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (10735) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 22, 2014
On tap @ Destihl. Light amber colored beer. Some white foam. Interesting nose. Slight cocoa powder at first, but mostly toasted bread and toffee. Hint of apple, biscuit dough, and earthy, grassy hops. More bitter than I’d expect for the style. Heavy on the earth and grass hop notes. Sweet bread and toasted malts. A light herbal character. Some fruity esters as it warms.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (6568) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Sampled from the tap at the Normal location. Pours a clear amber with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a notes of bread and grains with some earthy sweetness. Flavor has Lots of bread and grain with a bit of grass underlying.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2013
Draft in Normal. Pours a turbid amber with a thin tan head. Nose is minty, isopropyl, caramel and earth. Low malt and moderate hops. On tasting, sharp bitterness with a leafy and flinty note. Earth and low alcohol. Light sweetness into a very dry finish. Clean overall but id clean up the bitter notes some to even this out. Also, needs to crash more or a step mash to clarify. Nice stuff.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drdisque (518) - Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2012
On tap at champaign brewpub. Pours reddish clear amber with no head. Fairly hop forward with some slight roaster spiced malt character. Noting special but definitely not offensive. Decent session beer especially if you prefer yours on the hoppy side.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
csaso (1342) - Missouri, USA - DEC 29, 2011
Tap - big foamy head, medium-dark amber color, sweet malt aroma, very nice balanced flavor - sweet malt with a mild citrus hop kick at the end

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
drowland (5989) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 14, 2009
Wildly malty with an earthy, dark, bitter hop backbone. America, fuck yeah! Nothing much at this brewery impressed me.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cornfield (5465) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2008
On tap at the brewpub: The head didn’t last long on this deep amber beer, but it left a lot of lace in its wake long after the demise. Very lively carbonation. The aroma was kind of faint - caramel, a touch of cream corn, and an earthy bitterness. It had a flavor of caramel, dark toast, and earthy hops with a mildly bitter finish. Actually quite a sessionable brew.

Destihl Restaurant & Brew Works, Normal, IL


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