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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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This is a classic example of a California Common/Steam Beer, a style that originated in San Francisco. It is fermented with a hybrid yeast that exhibits characteristics of both ales and lagers. The malt flavor is grainy and toasty and there is a noticeable amount of Northern Brewer hops. Unlike the citrusy hops of American Pale Ales and Ambers, the qualities of the Norther Brewer hop can be described as a more woody, piney, or miny type flavor.


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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ross (2090) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - SEP 9, 2012
Multiples on tap in Bryson City. Pours out a dark red color with a tan head on it. Smell is plentiful of malts and a little bit of hops. Easy drinking, rich and slightly complex. Not bad really. I enjoyed it.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (35220) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2014
Clear medium orange amber colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt. light caramel, nutty notes, earthy notes. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter with a long duration, pale malt, caramel, nutty, citrus notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20131122]

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (10845) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 16, 2014
Deep golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is yeast, malt, hop, floral. Flavour is dry, yeast, hop, floral, malt. Ordinary beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (13693) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 22, 2013
An almost clear one, amber in color and with a small, off-white head. The aroma is rather weak, with some fruityness. Caramel hints. The flavor is pretty much the same, boring that is, with some caramel and mostly fruityness. Medium body, quite effervescent and semi-dry. A little bitterness towards the finish. A pretty boring amber, doesn’t taste bad in any way, just boring. 131122

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bamsen78 (3226) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2013
Pours slightly hazy amber with small off-white head. Clear aroma of hops and malt, with fruity touches. Bitter, hoppy flavour, with touches of grass and subtle fruity notes. Finishes mild but abruptly. OK.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Meilby (7754) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 22, 2013
Pours clear deep golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, yeast and floral and herbs. Taste is light sweet and light bitter. Body is light to medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (11217) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2013
Hazy amber with a lasting white head. Malty aroma with yeasty/phenolic notes. Dry malty flavour with herbal and wooden hop character and a nice bitter finish. True to style Californian Common

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (11238) - DENMARK - NOV 22, 2013
Slighty hazy amber with medium off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, toasted, fruit and hop. Flavour is malt, fruit, caramel, toasted, bread, hop, straw, little dusty, little sweet and a little bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (14040) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2013
Pours unclear golden with a small creamy head. Delicious light crisp palate. Grass and citrus. Smooth and dry. Big quaffer!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (11345) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2013
Hazy amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, light caramel and moderate hoppy - straw. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 221113

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
saxo (14095) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2013
Sample. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are caramel, grass, straw and hops. Clean and crisp flavor.


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