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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.33/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Our first Lager beer! A deep gold “California Common”. Hoppy, refreshing and perfect for summer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (9225) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 27, 2011
Dark reddish brown pour, with an off-white head. Aroma of toffee, brown sugar, light yeasty/spicy notes. Flavor is sweet, very light hops, caramel malt. This is pretty damn good. What a pleasant surprise from my frien ddfrazee. Double D Frazee. The fucking man. Now design me a house Mr Frank Lloyd Wright Disciple.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9221) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 7, 2011
Bottle… Clear, dark amber lager with a large, pillowy, off-white head. Fantastic retention. The bouquet is toasty, bready, nutty and doughy. Full-bodied with busy carbonation. The flavor is malty, nutty, toasty and doughy as well, but carefully balanced by earthy hops. Finishes bittersweet with a malty afterthought. The best California common I’ve ever come across.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (8617) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 24, 2011
12 ounce bottle from Woodman’s West Madison. Pours a clear reddish copper color with a thin white head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of corn and toasted grain. The taste is sweet malts, caramel, grainy notes. candy corn. Medium bodied. Interesting enough...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (8237) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Sample at Great Taste of the Midwest on 08/09/2014: Clear dark golden color with a medium off-white head that evaporates quickly to an outer ring. Spotty lacing. Aroma of grassy hops, fruit and malt. Light body with flavors of herbal hops, fruit and biscuit malt. The finish is mildly bitter with a short grassy hop aftertaste. Decent overall.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
crossovert (7565) - Illinois, USA - AUG 23, 2011
Really dark amber beer. Kind of a wonky color. The flavor isn’t bad, maybe the best Lake Louie that I have had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7154) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 23, 2011
Bottled. Poured a healthy shade of medium amber with a tall, dense beige head.. looked great in the glass! The aroma picked up bread and nutty notes with accents of honey and dark fruit.. airy berries surrounded.. I really enjoyed it. The flavor found more of the fruit and berries at the core, paired with nutty and biscuity support.. light earth and berry skin bitterness surrounded.. finished with great balance between the components. Light-medium bodied with rolling carbonation through the palate.. very good feel and flow.. this caught me totally off guard!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6607) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 21, 2011
12 oz. bottle brought down from Madison by my aunt-in-law. Pours a clear, deep amber with a finger-thick off-white head. Aroma of nuts, a variety of malts- sweet, grainy, and toasty- with some faint earthy hops and dough. Flavor is also nutty and malty, with the malts sweeter (caramel and chocolate) than in the nose. Light-medium bodied, with medium carbonation and a dry, malty mouthfeel. Seems to really hit the style right on the nose. I prefer this to a lot of other steam ales/commons.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skyview (5242) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 14, 2011
Nice to see Tom Porter introducing a new beer after five years. Sampled on draught during the 2011 Wisconsin Craft Brewers Festival in Chilton, Wisconsin. Pours a semi-clear dark copper colored brew with a thick and creamy off-white head that slowly dissipates and leaves behind some nice lacing. Aroma of toasted caramel malt, some fruity mild hop character and some roasted nuts. Taste is quite smooth, some toasted caramel malt floral hops and a touch of toffee. Finish is semi-sweet with a hint of chocolate, toffee with a mild bitterness. A surprisingly excellent common.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
heemer77 (5104) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - APR 16, 2012
Thanks a lot to phishpond! Bottle. A rich copper colored brew with a light khaki head. The nose is grainy with hints of both lettuce and caramel. There is also some nutty peanut. The taste is rich sweet peanuts and toffee. There is also a hint of roast to help balance and make more interesting. There is a hint of citrus and booze. Well done.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nuplastikk (4566) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 22, 2012
Draft at Old Fashioned. Filtered burgundy brown. Thin, glass lacing head. An interesting experiment. Honey fruit, sugared. Malty, but dominated by the tweaked out yeast. Soapy hop balance, but once again the odd, out of control yeast dominates. Sort of a mess. OK though..

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