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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.12/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 11, 2005
(Tap, Crescent Moon) Pours a deep amber body with a small white head. Aroma of sweet malt. Flavor similar to the aroma with some mild hops. Bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11083) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (9808) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Bottle poured a clear gold with a lasting creamy off white head. Aromas of straw, citrus and light earthiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, light earthiness and light fruitiness with a crisp dry finish.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerandBlues2 (9693) - Hanover, Maryland, 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
adnielsen (9090) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BVery (6270) - Burnsville, 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.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Braudog (5743) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2005
On tap at Crescent Moon, this is a nice dark bronze beer with a substantial head. Astringent bitterness and a metallic bite. Pleasant hop character without the full fruity burst of an IPA ... Good brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wlajwl (3877) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 24, 2006
On tap at the 2006 Nebraska Craft Brewer’s Festival. Pours a cinnamon color with amedium off-white head. Mild fruit flavor seems a slight bit soapy, but not much. Tastes exactly like a steam beer. In fact, this tastes closer to Anchor than any other attempt I have tried. Mild buttery tonge feel. Fruity berries amid caramel toastiness. Good lacing remains.
Earlier Rating: 6/2/2004 Total Score: 3.3
On tap at the Crescent Moon Alehouse. Copper in color with a rapidly disappearing head. Nice hop aroma. First sip reveals a strong bittering hop content that greatly satisfies. Malt content is good, but not generous. Still, the great hop flavor makes this very drinkable.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RobertDale (3458) - 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.


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