mar (4244) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
poured gold with a white head. nose is citrusy hops, faint earth, dry, and light fruits. smooth on the palate, thick malts backbone, earthy and a bitter finish.
Glouglouburp (5572) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 9, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
In short: A blond beer with some fruity hops and minerals. Just ok, and I still donít understand what a California Common is supposed to be
How: Bottle 12oz, part of the 2011 Beer Camp Mix Pack. Consumed relatively fresh approximately 2.5 months after the mix pack was release.
The look: Clear golden-blonde body topped by a small white head
In long: Nose is slightly citrusy (apricots mainly) with a bit of minerals. Taste is very smooth, dry white bread, some minerals (almost salty and white pepper), apricots juice, some watery honey, a tiny bit of caramel, green pine needles, refined white sugar (crystal malts?). Mild bitterness. Body is a bit oily. Basically I thought this was like some kind of fruity APA with too much minerals. I still donít understand the California Common style. Nothing very interesting here, Iím opening something else, because it only becomes a hangover if you stop.
jjgmd (737) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 8, 2011
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden colored, no head and it was poured properly. Hoppy aroma. Full of
flavor, with hints of citrus. Medium bodied, with nice bitterness, and a long bitter dry finish. Very tasty, it was my first California Common but will not be my last.
zgaier (695) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 8, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty nice brew from the beer camp series. Has a sweet, malty taste with a nice crisp and bitter finish. A well balanced beer, enjoyable beer.
csbosox (1204) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - DEC 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beer camp #8. A few months old, but kept in the fridge the whole time. Pleasant floral and spicy hops in the nose along with a touch of toast. Golden colored with brilliant clarity, a smallish bone white head and steady carbonation evident. Nice malt backbone that showcases a moderate munich addition, so it is bread crusty and enjoyable and a nice amount of spicy and floral hops. Well balanced and enjoyable. Some lingering malt and spicy hops.
RamyG4 (227) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. A clear golden beer with a thin white head. Aroma of hops, bread, fruit, and some sourness as well. Taste is lightly sweet, with notes of bread, fruit, toast, malts. Sweet and slightly bitter finish. Medium bodied, somewhat syrupy.
rbrazell (974) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear gold with a foamy white head. Nose is fruity yeast, grainy malts and honey like sweetness. Flavor is crisp and clean maltiness with a herbal character. Nice east drinker and seesionable beer.
NayTron (132) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - DEC 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a honey orange. Aroma of yeast, caramel, sweet floral notes and roasted malts. Taste follows the nose. Mellow and sweet with lively carbonation. This would make a great summer day or night beer. Good balance and easy to drink. Nice beer.
otakuden (1616) - Vero Beach, Alabama, USA - NOV 30, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: golden coppers under a large pithy blotchy head which fades splotchy and broken. Swirls clumpy and bubbly.
Nose: biscuit, crackers, saltines, dried straw. Lemon pith and green grass in the back. Table crackers. Dried stems and flower petals. Sunshine and dried grass.
Palate: smooth, creamy, and bready up front. Breads lead into saltine and water crackers. Lemon peel and pith along the sides. Bread sticks to the middle with just a hint of honey. Bitterness is subtle, bittersweet. Dry finish in the back of straw and crackers.
Final Thoughts: nice. A fine contender for the original Steam Beer ala California Common.
bluevegie (3004) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 28, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear golden honey coloured body with short head. Rich malty aroma with a sweet taste that is not too heavy, a bit of a woody note, light caramel and finish of hops.