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Sierra Nevada Beer Camp 008: Nuthiní in Common



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RATINGS: 347   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Beer Camp beer #8 (originally made in 06/2009). Pilsner and Munich malt, Cascade and Hallertau Magnums hops. Dry hopped with Southern Cross and Hop 393.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheOrange (479) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAR 7, 2012
Pale orange pour with a small white head. The Aroma is also very light, some hop, pine and a touch floral. The taste is crisp and sharp, the finish is quick a very easy drinking beer. The surprise with this beer was the nice malt tones.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (5898) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 28, 2012
Bottle: Poured a slightly hazy light beige color ale with a nice foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of West Cost hops with citrus and pine notes more abundant then expected with some solid cereal notes. Taste is also dominated by some citrus notes and some pine hoppy notes though are offset by some solid cereal notes with limited sweetness. Body is quite full with good carbonation. Well brewed and quite enjoyable though with the amount of hops in this one we are getting away from the style guideline.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
milewide (2059) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 23, 2012
Rich body, average head, light amber color. Hops noticeable in finish. Could give Anchor Steam a run for their money!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JMerritt (1941) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2012
Bottled, labeled as Beer Camp #8 California Common. Dark orange in color with a small, bright white head that diminishes to a thin, lasting ring. Spicy pine and nectarine aroma with moderately pungent caramel malts and a whiff of alcohol. Caramel and toffee flavors are most prevalent atop mildly toasted grains. Dry, slightly fruity (oranges) finish with a lingering sweet nuttiness. Solidly carbonated with a slick texture. Thanks to Narnad for setting this aside for me, I appreciate it!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
pushkinwow (2570) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 18, 2012
12oz bottle from spinrsx. Clear light amber with a thin white head that pretty much disappears. Very light aroma, mild hops and malts, bit of pine and lemon. Smooth and light but a decent body, mild bitterness and carbonation, becomes dry with an off putting sweetness and malt taste at the end.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
emeinz (220) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 29, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2012 Bottle to glass. Gold pour with small white head. Aroma is slightly fruity with a bit of spiceiness. It was a decent beer, but nothing special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2011
Bottle, mix pack, ty Kelly! Orange pour frothy bubbly white head. Nice fruity aroma, mild. taste is really good - so drinkable - perfect light body balances with some light hops and just perfect fruity malt. Nice hops in finish. Hard to describe - but this is just the perfect session like beer. Really good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
rmussman (1701) - California, USA - DEC 21, 2011
Sampled as part of a six pack. A really nicely malted brew. I would still say Anchor Steam is a classic california common, but this is a nice attempt to replicate the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (5248) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 16, 2011
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 9, 2011
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.

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