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Schooners Steamin Mad at Fritz


Formerly brewed at Schooners Grille & Brewery
Antioch, California USA
Style: California Common | Ratings: 10 | Spring Seasonal | Alcohol: 5.3%
This is a California Common Lager and can essentially be thought of as a "Pale Ale" Lager. Although lager yeast are used, it is brewed at warmer ale like temperatures and showcases Northern Brewer Hops and a distinct caramel malt character. This style of beer was popularized by Anchor Steam of San Francisco. The owner of Anchor Steam, Fritz Maytag, subsequently trademarked the use of the word "steam" to describe this style of beer. Now the rest of the world must refer to their versions as a "California Common".

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Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam. Click on a term below to add it to your tasting notes.

Malt
caramel, bread, hay, cereal, chocolate, coffee, nuts, toast, roasty

Hops
resin, floral, grass, spruce, citrus, herbs

Yeast/Bacteria
dough, barnyard, cheese, basement aromas, leather, earthy, leaves

Other
alcohol, banana, bubblegum, butterscotch, clove, cooked vegetables, cough drop, ginger, licorice, raisin, rotten eggs, soy sauce, skunky, smoke, vanilla, woody
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