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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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We like to call this a Northwest Amber Lager, but it is often categorized as a Vienna style lager. The beer originally started out resembling a Steam Beer¯ style beer, but we’ve slowly been dropping the fermentation temperature to the point where it’s really just a lager beer, and too smooth, to fit that category. The color looks like a Vienna style lager, but the amount and type of hops, and the grain bill are quite different. We use Magnum and Cascade hops in this beer, and they blend well with the American (51%), German (43%) and British (6%) malts we use. The beer features strong hop character, along with smooth malt, caramel, and toffee flavors and aromas, with a refreshing bite in the finish. This beer goes really well with pulled pork and brisket. (1.012 BG, 5.0%, 36 IBU, 9.0 SRM)


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ibrew2or3 (6760) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 26, 2010
Courtesy of sebletitje, pours clear copper with micro thin white head. The aroma has mild level of pine hops mixing with rough earthiness and spiciness. The taste has an even mix of citrus, pine hops, some roasty malts and earthiness. By about midway there is an island of malt graininess before the hops and modest roast return to wipe away the grains into the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
SHIG (3534) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JUN 14, 2010
Bottle thanks to sebletitje: Poured a orangish light yellow brown with a jello head. Aroma is mellow hops and mixed malts. The taste is somewhat thin with malts and hops.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6582) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUN 6, 2010
cheers to Googzoid10 for the trade. pours nice copper, small white-off white head. aroma, nice malts, biscuity nose, pale malts and mild hops. flavors, malty, grainy, mild bitterness, malt profile comes out as not too strong but enough to help enhance the experience. Light bready/biscuit malts with moderate piney finish. Solid brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bvc (1146) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAY 23, 2010
22oz capped bottle. Pours a very slight chill hazed copper caramel with a decent size tan tinted white head that fades rather quickly. Nose is lightly sweet with caramel and bread as well as very faint esters. Also get some pine, resin and ligh orange. Medium light feel with snappy carbonation. Up front the is a light piney, peppery and slight orange hops combined with plenty of bready malt character and hints of caramel.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
NickVega (154) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAY 1, 2010
Just balancing out the overall here. This is a fantastic beer. Not my favorite style, but still a delicious and unique version of a steam. A bit sweet and bitter - really nice.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BillKismet (3321) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 27, 2010
Bronzed brew with a slight salon hued and topped with a decent head. Clean, characteristic "steam" aroma with some pepper heat. Muted floral hop flavor specked with metallic notes. As with Kolsch’s, I apparently just don’t get this style. Drinkable, but rather ordinary stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6055) - Brier, Washington, USA - JAN 23, 2010
22. Alright, this right here is a pretty serious effort at a California Common. Before we go any further, cheers to Heater Allen for that. Pours a hazy rubied medium amber with a dense, creamy tan head that fades quickly to a loose film and decent stringy lace. Gorgeous tangy hop nose, plenty of pine in there on top of a nice load of caramel. Creamy medium body with plenty of lively carb. Toast, caramel, biscuit, and pine on the mid palate, with a nice clean herbal hop wash for a finish, with a tiny bit of resiny linger. This might give Anchor Steam a run for its money, and that’s saying something.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (10688) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 11, 2009
Bottle from Belmont Station. Pours clear copper with a large frothy white head. Aromas of citrus and stone fruits. Medium body with frothy carbonation. Flavor is caramel with lots of citrus and light stone fruit. Malt harshness is not subdued. It leaves an impression of underlying paper. Gets fruitier with time. Goes mildly astringent. It’s a pretty tasty beer after some struggling. Bitter, but not excessivelly so.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2009
Cask Stillage from the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 24/09/2009 Hoppy and malt aromas. Golden coloured hoppy and a little dry. Smooth on the palate with a lasting malt finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11925) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 3, 2009
(Draught) Pours a lightly hazy amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma of grain, grass, and caramel. Flavor of grain, nuts, toffee, and caramel. A tasty California Common.


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