zathrus13 (1666) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, thanks, Steve. Pours a somewhat cloudy gold, with a white head. Aroma is grain, malt, and hops. Flavor is malt, grain, hops, all relatively subtle. A simple, but decent beer.
DrSilverworm (4106) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle, thanks to FlandersNed. Bottled 9/24/13. Labeled "California Style Common Beer". Clear golden orange color. Thin white head, leaves good lace. Very smooth, crisp carbonation, super easy drinking. Medium body. Good toasty malt, nice snappy hop, some lemongrass type flavor to the hops. Moderate bitter, light sweet taste, light malty tingle. Awesome beer, very tasty and easy drinking stuff. Was great to go with my sandwich, too.
rumproasts (1845) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. Golden with one finger head. Light malt body with caramel and some slightly earthy hops. Dry finish.
HisBoyElroy (304) - Michigan, USA - NOV 12, 2013
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not horrible, but certainly not good. Basically a more bitter version of pontius. Way better though.
Alextricity (382) - Chesterfield Twp., Michigan, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle date is all messed up, so I have no idea when this was bottled, but it wasnít sooner than September, Iím pretty sure. Poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint.
Appearance: A hazy straw color... others would say it looks like piss. Two finger head falls to one, where it stays for awhile. Nice lacing. Pour semi-aggressively, so you can get it all into your glass perfectly. A really good looking beer.
Smell: Hay. Pale malts. Slightly grassy hops. Thereís not much to it, but itís certainly of quality. Nothing cheap here.
Taste/feel: Hay is the first flavor, followed by some of those pale malts, and then a surprising bit of hop bitterness. The very first thing I notice though is the mouthfeel -- this actually has a surprising body to it that I wasnít expecting. It drinks a bit heavier than 4.7%, and I like that. Aftertaste is slightly dry with a bit of a lingering bitterness. A slight prick of carbonation spruces things up on the end.
I havenít had too many steam beers, and to be honest, I havenít really liked any of the ones Iíve tried. This beer seems a bit thicker than other ones Iíve had, but I enjoy it more than some of them.
walleye (1061) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2013
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
pours a straw color with a small white head. aroma had a hard time pulling anything out of this got some lemon that was at its end of life,very little malt and hops, some sweetness as it warmed.flavor grassy ,with some harsh bitterness. did not care for this
Onslow (1019) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour from a 12 oz bottle. Clear deep gold brew with small head. Aroma dominated by grassy hops. Taste is sweeter malt at the start, a little salt(?), rather rough bitterness at the end of the swallow with a long lingering pilsener like bitter after taste. Itís good but a little unbalanced.
fattybladdy (364) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - OCT 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, slightly hazy light golden. Hay and light herbal scent. Taste is grassy, herbal, decently bitter. Much better taste than the aroma implied.
SpongeRuiner (440) - Michigan, USA - OCT 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Not a big fan of the scent on this thing. Has a nice clean feel upfront. Lager like. Aftertaste is a bit off.
Mittenator (883) - Michigan, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Slightly hazy yellow with a small, white head. Strong hay with some sweet citrus. Hay and grains.