shrubber85 (7571) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 15, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Light lemon and barley malt aroma. Golden yellow with giant head and mild effervescence. Extremely light malt and bitter metallic grass flavor. Extremely bland.
BOSSbrewer (1601) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 8, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Had from a bottle in Grand Haven MI. Pours golden yellow clear. Not a lot of flavor in this. Easy drinking but just meh.
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Patrickctenchi (3606) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - AUG 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Giant, whipped, vanilla head over nearly clear gold.
Sweet grain, cream corn scent.
Taste is soft, mild grain malt, dry....
Grassy hopping...lemon peel.
tectactoe (1734) - Michigan, USA - MAR 10, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap @ Liberty: Golden-yellow, high clarity with a stark-white, foamy head that quickly recedes to a modest collar. Aroma is very mild; faint grains, light pale malts, damp & musty hops (Noble?), & a mild bit of dry yeast in the back-end. Taste is also quite relaxed; grains, hint of corn, bitter & earthy hops, musk, & a small dusting of citrus & lemon zest in the aftertaste. You can taste the lager yeast if you try, but it doesn’t immediately jump out at you... Clean finish, well attenuated. Very easy going, sessionable brew, perhaps a little too bland. No reason to choose this over Anchor Steam.
koleminer20 (590) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 9, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(from notes) 12 oz bottle into a pint at Basement Burger Bar on February 19. This is something else. The pour is a bright god with hints of darker copper, and no head to be found. The aroma is very plain. There isn’t really a dominant odor. The yeastiness and perhaps some maltiness are what would be the aroma. The flavor is definitely strange. It starts out like a good ESB, then moves toward a hoppy, pale ale-style, before finishing mildly sweet, and soapily awkward. First California Common, and I’m not too sold on the style from this beer.
mvp (138) - Harper Woods, Michigan, USA - DEC 4, 2013
2.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
barely pick up a slight yeasty aroma. cloudy yellow color. grassy resin flavor. A step up from a boring lager. finishes with a little bite.
JStax (2974) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle thanks to umich03jm. Hazy copper pour with a big white head of foam. The aroma is big sweet and grainy with a touch of cracker influence coming through. The taste is yeasty and sweet. Lighter body with a lot of spritzy carbonation. Very good for the style.
HonkeyBra (3358) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a nice orange color with a big pillowy soft white head. Aroma of stone fruits, mild citrus notes, pleasant yeast and grain notes. Flavor is fruity, dry, nice yeast and pale malt notes. Slightly grainy, yet clean. Medium bodied, finishes on a fruity note. This is fine.
fattybladdy (538) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - AUG 18, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, pours a hazy light orange. Taste is crisp, light malt with grassy hops and slight yeast. An OK brew to kick back on a hot day.
jgb9348 (4716) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 10, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slight copper coloured body with a thin, one centimetre tall, just off-white head. Aroma of caramel malt, some light earth, a touch of fruit and a small amount of hops. Medium-bodied; Mild malt flavour with caramel definitely noticeable, some toffee and a nuttiness coupled with a touch of light english/german hops. Aftertaste shows a little nutty characteristics, some earthy malt, touches of sweetness followed by a watery flavour. Overall, a decent beer, but a bit too light and showing too much malt/nuts/earth with not enough complexity throughout. Nice to try, but not really worth a trip in a suitcase. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Merchant’s in Dearborn, Michigan on 02-August-2013 for US$1.99 sampled two days later in Grosse Ile, Michigan on 04-August-2013.