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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.12/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
topherh (1917) - 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 (2746) - 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 (11460) - 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 (3790) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmohno (1399) - Iowa, USA - JUN 20, 2012
Pale dark yellow some froth on a light head.. Some grainy bready fruit bordering vegetableness a little funky yeast not unpleasant. Taste is similar it has a nice body and bready maltiness and a good bittering finish,pretty solid drinking beer this has to be the most liked beer after 4 or 5 others from them i didnt really care for.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 4/20
boydmarq (55) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2012
On tap at Lazlo’s in West Omaha. Nice white head that dissipated slowly with nice lacing. Not much aroma. Taste was tart with grapefruit notes. Hoppy finish. Like many Empyrean brews, very drinkable but nothing to write home about.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BVery (8909) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAY 4, 2012
Tap. Light yellow pour with a white head. Nose and taste of wheat, a little grass, and a touch of hop bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
adnielsen (10310) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 24, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2013 Bottle picked up at Beertopia Omaha, opened in Exira, Iowa. Hazy pinkish orange appearance with a pillowy white head. Dry, dull fruity, a bit yeasty, a bit spicy aroma. A bit tart, lightly fruity, crisp, light grape, earthy bitter hoppy flavor. Drinkable but a little strange. Update: tasted on tap at Empyrean on 9/29 and seemed to have a mild diacetyl note.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11751) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 3, 2011
Super Nova Summerfest–12oz bottle-pours a tight offwhite head with yellow/gold color. Aroma is wheat/light malt/hay, secondary light fruit. Taste is slightly sweet wheat/light malt/hay, secondary light fruit/spice hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wlajwl (5053) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - OCT 2, 2011
Grainy and slightly bready in aroma. The flavor is balanced by hops and malts, a slight stickiness from the malts and a decent hop bite into the finish. Not quite sure what style of ale this is, but it cleans up pretty good.

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