Nsanders (428) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 24, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber. Dark amber with minimal head. Malty, light caramel, grassy hops. Taste is very mildly bitter. Medium to lighter body with a soapy feel. Simple beer, would be a good summer beer.
arminjewell (5718) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 10, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pour on tap at APN 2013, clear yellow pour with white head, aroma brought notes of grass biscuit, hints of spice, slight cracker notes as well, pretty clean. Taste is a mix of cracker, biscuit, some grass, hints of spice, finishing slightly grassy, grainy.
mnmike (991) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Steamy steam beer on tap. Lighter far but still some good elements. Hops are lingering.
BVery (5616) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 21, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bomber. Golden/amber pour - very clear. Small foamy white head. Aroma is crackers and mild toffee, with a highly carbonated palate. Taste is a little dry on the finish.
jcnielsen (1716) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Thanks to adnielsen for sharing. Pours a light brown color with white head. Caramel, toffee flavors with a dry, lingering finish. Good California Common.
NielsenRatings (8275) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 15, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle @ Brad’s house Minneapolis picked up at Zipps. Pours a clear, dark orange appearance with a bubbly, khaki head. Somewhat nutty, herbal/grassy, somewhat toasty caramel malty aroma. Somewhat bitter, earthy/herbal hoppy, toasty cracker, biscuity, light caramel flavor. Ok.
BeerKurve (431) - - JUL 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2013 Dark copper and clear with moderate carbonation and foamy head. Aroma of Yeasts, pale malts, barley, cider and caramel. Flavors of Yeasts, cider, malts and slight hoppy aftertaste. Body is light and moderately carbonated. Good tasting beer overall that finishes well.
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 26, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On cask at Firkin Fest. Easy drinking and refreshing, this hit the spot on a hot afternoon. But only good for sessions.
soth13 (3) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - APR 8, 2011 does not count
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of my all time favorite beers. I was very sad to here this beer was being demoted to seasonal status. I hope they make this on again soon! One of the best Californian Commons around, and definitely the best one coming out of Minnesota.
portableparty (1908) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 12, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. bomber. Pour is gold amber color with a big soapy head. Aroma is bitter malt and grass and or hay like scents. Taste is more dirty bitter malt and hops and some caramel too. Palate is gritty fizzy and chaulky feel.