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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.37/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Brewed in the California Common Style, this light amber brew has the unique flavor of a warm fermented lager and Pacific Northwest hop. In the 19th Century, California brewers were unable to control fermentation temperatures so; they were obliged to use their lager yeast at temperatures warmer than customary for traditional lager.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Braudog (6377) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Draft at the brewpub. Very unoffending in any manner. Light amber, moderate malt characteristics with a sweet front. Pretty much right down the middle, standard American ale. (#5383, 11/30/2013)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nimbleprop (7560) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 11, 2013
64oz growler from the brewery pours a hazy, dark honey amber with some creamy, white head. Grainy nose, honey, cracker, bread, dried corn, grass. Flavor is the same, sweet, malty, toasted grain, some fruit, honey, grass, straw. Crisp finish. Not reinventing the wheel, but pretty solid.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bricks (989) - Delaware, USA - JUN 15, 2013
Smokey taste. Dark honey in appearance. Not bad Iím small quantities but not a favorite.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
conway (2210) - - FEB 23, 2013
Draft. Dark gold with fluffy white head. Nose is piney hops. Taste seems to be heavy on the simcoe as its a little catty. Palate is fine with a nice carb. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drake (11913) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 2, 2013
Draft at the brewpub. Pours a hazy copper color with a medium sized creamy off-white head. Good head retention. Aroma of grain, corn, herbal hops, caramel. The taste is grass, stone fruits, caramel malts. Thin-medium bodied, dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheChampion (114) - Virginia, USA - JUN 22, 2012
Cask from CK. Pours a hazy orange with a thin white head. Bready malt aroma. Sweet taste of grain with some citrus hops working in. Smooth and crisp, great session brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - APR 16, 2012
Tap at Smoke and Barrel in Adamís Morgan. Pours a hazy, deep amber with small foam. Nose is sweet malt with assertive orange. Taste is malt forward, heavy biscuit, grain, mild diacetyl, finishing metallic with a lager "sting" and sharper, astringent hoppiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (8267) - La Mesa, California, USA - APR 10, 2012
Cask. As far as California Commons go this one is tits. Unclear orange with a thin white head. Great fresh grainy malty base with crisp flowery and grassy hops. Lighter piney and citric notes as well. Very well balanced and extremely drinkable, and at 4.5% ABV, sessionable. Good stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (21640) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 6, 2012
Cask. Murky orange brown color, medium large bubble head. Aroma of earth and sand, straw. Taste is artisan bread and lemon drops. Very nice example of an uncommonly seen common.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - APR 1, 2012
Serving: Draft at the brewery. It pours a slightly hazy amber gold with a small head. The nose is light and has a touch of fruitiness. The flavor has a nice mix of malt, a very light fruitiness (pear maybe), and a slightly earthy bitterness. Crisp and pretty clean on the back end. Definitely more grain and hop presence than an Anchor Steam and perhaps a little more body too. Thatís not a bad thing and I rather liked this one.

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