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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.13/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Nothing common here, just great beer! “Commonly” consumed in California’s early gold rush days when those old wood kegs would literally burst from the pressure of the beer, leading to the nickname Steam Beer. Super Nova is ruby-gold with a refreshingly smooth sweetness that’s complimented by an All-American crisp hop finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RSRIZZO (1900) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 16, 2013
12oz bottle poured into a Lager Glass at 49°. Color is a slightly hazy gold with very good carbonation and a fluffy white head. Aroma is very light with a bit of corn and a sour note coming through. It has a lighter body with a smooth mouth feel. Flavor comes in with a lightly sweet corn or grain like taste, a touch of lemon zest and a bit of hop spice. In the after taste a gentle bitterness shows leaving an almost dry feel behind. Overall it’s a nice little brew just not all that exciting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Headbanger (3545) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2013
12oz bottle 1/16/13 (Courtesy of RSRIZZO)-49° in Lager Glass-Pours a hazy golden with a nice loose white head. Aroma of slight citrus, grain, and hay. Taste of citrus, grain, and hay. This light bodied brew would be a great lawnmower on a hot day kinda brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ads135 (3564) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - DEC 9, 2012
This an okay summer beer. Somewhat heavy on the palate with a nice citrus flavor and a mild bready aroma.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RobertDale (4350) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - OCT 25, 2012
12 ounce bottle. Pours a cloudy orange gold with a nice white head. Aroma of malt, grass, and citrus. Taste is citrus, malt, grain, and grass. A little bitterness at the finish. Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
fidelis83 (2208) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - OCT 1, 2012
Pours a lightly hazed orange with a thin bright white head. Aroma is bread, fruity yeast, toast, light cereal notes and spicy and citrus hops. Flavor is toast, burnt orange, light floral hops, honey, crusty bread, cereal grain, sweet malt and lemon oil. Palate is medium bodied, with a moderate, but sharp carbonation and slightly oily feel. Pretty nice overall, surprisingly hoppy for the style, would be better with a lighter feel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
boozedude (2208) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - AUG 27, 2012
Pours orange cloudy.. aroma is malts and orange soap.. Taste is wheat some lemon twist with a light bitter finish.. Not bad.. good summer beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
topherh (1915) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - JUL 17, 2012
Bottle. Pours gold with a white head. Aroma is bready, saltine cracker, and a little sweetness. Flavor is clean, bready malt, lightly grainy, with a hint of bitter hop.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
unclemike (2578) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JUL 9, 2012
poured a rich amber color with a huge, frothy white head. Aroma of belgian yeast, spice, vanilla and a hint of fruitiness. Pretty straightforward and not overly tasty of a beer. Some caramel, yeast, earthy/herbal elements with a slightly tart flavor. Just ok

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerandBlues2 (10842) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 2, 2012
Bottle. Pours hazy dark gold with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is light citrus (lemon), wheat and grain malt, and light vegetal hop notes. Flavor is bitter citrus pith and hops, sweet malt and a dry finish. Light body, medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CanIHave4Beers (3584) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUL 1, 2012
The beer pours a hazy sunny yellow with a big fluffy white head.

The aroma is malty, bready, and a little bit salty. Some light toastiness serves the bouquet well.

The flavor is floral, almost soapy, but besides that it’s pretty true to the general character of the style’s benchmark (Anchor Steam) with light notes of toasty caramel malt, lots of breadiness, some yeasty character and herbal bitterness.

It’s a nice example of a beer style we just don’t see a lot of in the midwest.

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