Revolution Chicago Common
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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.16/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3/5   ABV: -
This was brewed in ’steam beer’ tradition (though the beer can not be called a ’Steam Beer’- it is referred to as ’California Common’). We used a lager yeast strain at warmer fermentation temperatures, so the resulting beer has more fruity esters than a traditional lager. We also took inspiration from a former Central California brewpub that brewed the style, and used whole Glacier hops in the brew for floral hop aroma, and a medium bitter hop finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BOSSbrewer (2706) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Had this at their place in Chicago. All the beer unless noted otherwise were good to very good. Unfortunately this was rated with another program and I can't import my comments.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (11174) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Sample at the brewpub. Pours a clear orange-gold color with a medium eggshell white head head that recedes quickly to an outer ring. Short strings of lacing. Aroma of hops and bready malt. Light to medium body with flavors of grassy hops and sweet malt. The finish is mildly bitter with an herbal hops aftertaste. Decent overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
kidmartinek (4572) - austin, Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Rich copper appearance. Generous white head. Aroma is just a light maltiness. Taste is very fruity with a stable light malt backbone. Cool and crisp. Blanketous lace.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tmoney99 (13245) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2012
Draft. Poured clear dark amber with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with fair lacing. Moderate malty and floral aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium smooth sweet finish of moderate duration.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dinkle50 (1312) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 7, 2012
Red pour with a thin head. Taste is very fresh. Full of grass and fresh fruit. Hardly any aroma at all, but just a hint of fresh fruit and sliced orange peels. Yeast lingers on the tongue. I liked this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2012
Draft at my wedding. Pours a lightly hazed copper with an offwhite head. The nose is herbal and a touch fruity, light caramel and toast. Some sweet elements come across as well. Not the profile expected, but nice. On tasting, moderate sweetness again, marmalade and more of the herbal notes. Medium-low bitterness. A bit more bitterness would make this stand out more. Toasty malt, drying finish. Solid but just not quite what I expected. Probably the glacier in all honesty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2012
Draft at the brewpub. Pours cloudy gold with a white head. Aroma of sweet bread, malt. Decent flavor, well done for the style - but fairly plain.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2012
On tap at the Kedzie Brewery. Pours a crystal clear, golden amber colored body with a finger-width, frothy, beige head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is light citruses and a good amount of fruity esters. Some grainy pale malts with a touch of bready sweetness and a light earth. Flavor is better. Light citruses and fruity esters that seem more in balance than the aroma. Light grainy malt backing with a touch of bread. Finishes clean with a very light earthy bitterness and a few estery fruits. Medium length aftertaste following a light body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, a decent common. Nothin special, but easy drinking and enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheAlum (6860) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2012
Draft on tap at the brewpub for the wedding of Mr. Nobled Squirrel (Chicago, IL). Congratulations, Brian! Pours a richer glowing amber orange pour, firm haze and lively carbonation. A frothy offwhite head atop laces ok as a mellow ring. Healthy orange glow. Aromas are richer Mandarin oranges, touches of bread, and dough. Earthy hops, gentle spice. Lemons, some grapefruit rind. Initial is lighter end of the fold, some crisp bread and biscuits, gentle dough. Cereal grains, touches of earthy hops, gentle fruity apple and citrusy lemon. Middle is some mandarin orange and grapefruit, touches of lemon. Some gentle dryness, crisp bready dryness. Gentle dryness and some good florals, solid drinkability. Nice flavors. Enjoyed more than the Bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drewbeerme (3916) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Draft at noble squirrel’s wedding. Pours hazy golden amber with white head. Aroma sweet bread, honey, flavors honey, sweet bread, toasted malt, sweet grain husky finish. Admittingly I have had few commons, I liked this enough.

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