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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.5/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Patagonia Inc., the outdoor apparel company, and New Belgium Brewing are excited to announce California Route, a limited-release organic lager. For 40 years, Patagonia has led the way in developing innovative outdoor gear and in environmental responsibility. To toast the company’s accomplishments, New Belgium partnered with Patagonia to create California Route, an organic California common-style beer. Boasting California lager yeast with subtle fruity esters and a refreshing light lager finish, California Route organic lager is canned for adventure. The beer has an aromatic blast of citrusy Cascade hops and a heavy dose of noble hallertau. The addition of organic Munich specialty malt builds complexity with hints of freshly baked bread. Consistent with Patagonia’s long-standing commitment to organics, the beer is brewed with certified organic ingredients.


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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Concealer (740) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 3, 2013
Can. Hazy gold with a light off white head. Smells of citrus, bread, light pine and spice with a subtle malt. Flavor is sweet citrus, pine, bread, spice, and malt. Light to medium bodied. Crisp, smooth finish with a lingering spice and bread. Highly drinkable.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (5662) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Hazy golden color with white head. Grainy pale malt, light toast, floral hop aromas. Medium body with a smooth mouthfeel. Yeasty, bready pale malt, light toast flavors with some floral hoppage___good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (6797) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 13, 2014
Can. Amber beer with a cream head. Mineral and spice aroma with light caramel. Malt and mineral flavor with light spice. Medium bodied. Malt and mineral lingers with light spice and light fruitiness.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rollinsr (371) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - MAR 16, 2014
Pours a light cloudy gold with a finger of white head. Aroma is slightly hoppy with effervescent citrus with tart fruits. Flavor is initially crisp with subtle dry hop bite that sweeps across the palate. Once the bitter starts to fade, more of the sweet fruits are evident bringing around a nice full circle of flavor. Very enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChainGangGuy (4353) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 22, 2014
12 ounce can - $1.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

The bottom of the can is dated 23 MAR 2014.

Appearance: Pours a very lightly hazed, dark yellow body with just under an inch of white foam. Not particularly much lacing.

Smell: Agreeable biscuit nose, a thin, thin sliver of caramel sweetness, and hop notes scented of citrus fruit, flowers, and dried herb.

Taste: Lightly biscuity, lightly toasted grains with a thin layer of incorporated sweetness. Citrus, floral, spicy-edged herb hop notes. Medium-light bitterness. Soft yeastiness. Drying, modestly spicy finish with a mild, lingering fruity lemon flavor.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: Refreshing, easy-drinking.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6211) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Can:   Sweaty and a bit grainy overall.   Mealy sweetness, but a decent body.   A bit more husky/grainy/mealy than others, but also has the body to back it up.   Tiz okay... otherwise, a big MEH.


3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
flannelnomad (57) - portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 21, 2014
Hazy yellowish/orange, bright white head. Nice balance off toasty, robust malts with nice straight forward bitterness. How complicated can you get for this style- it isn’t skunky, carbonation is spot on, nice and smooth- one of my favorite, favorite lagers. Super bummed it’s a one-off.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lemke10 (757) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 20, 2014
This pours a hazy, yellow color with a foamy, off-white head. The aroma has a slightly bitter tone with hints of yeast. The taste is a smooth, mellow lager taste this well balanced in hops and malts. This isn’t anything that will wow you, but it is very drinkable and well made.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (5987) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 7, 2014
Can. Pale orange pour with a small pillowy white head. Grain and grassy hops, but very fresh smelling / tasting. Full flavor and aroma. This is quite good! Nice little bite on the tongue but not bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HonkeyBra (3280) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2014
12 oz. can. Hazed orangish yellow pour with a thick rocky white head. Aroma is somewhat grainy with mild corn and pale malts notes. Some mild fruity notes. Fairly assertive fruity and bitter hop notes with the typical sweet biscuity malt flavor from New Belgium. It’s certainly more subtle here than in a lot of their other beers, but it is there. Medium bodied, pillowy mouthfeel with prickly carbonation. Finishes hoppy. Pretty decent.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrettTaylor (465) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2014
poured as taster at Ft. Collins site - malt and some hop on nose, malt hop at start with malt med finish


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