KyotoLefty (6446) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 29, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Isetan Kyoto. Amber-orange color, quite cloudy, with a tall, fine head and evident carbonation. Very rich, malty nose, caramel, a bit of fudge. Almost more like a dunkel in the nose. Sweet malt, minerals, caramel, peaches, something a bit astringent, light hop flavor, then decent bitterness. Rather dirty in the malt area, yeasty, seems like they used extract. Not convincing. Heavy and cloying.
KansaiBeerLvrs (2045) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rubia al Vapor, quite a nice looking pour - a deep cloudy honey amber with a thick beige creamy head with no lacing but a creamy film floating atop the beer. Malty and fruity aroma, not bad. Medium bodied with a spritzy carbonation. The taste is surprisingly bitter, malts, nuts, some fruitiness maybe occasional subtle hints of fusel. Not too surprising as this beer seems to have been made in February - the height of the Chilean summer. Overall not too shabby. My general impression is a bit more boozy than the 5.8%, nice malts, bitter caramel, a bit of fruits, reminds me of some Mikkeller beers I had ages ago... decent but california common doesn’t spring to mind. Actually as it warmed up it grew on me and became more appetizing.
AtronSeige (568) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - JAN 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: Resin, bready, spice, alcohol, toasty,
Appearance: Hazy amber body. Medium white head. Lacing,
Flavour: Medium-high bitterness, medium-high sweetness, hoppy, bread, pepper, burn, crisp, toasty, fruity,
Palate: Medium-full body, creamy carbonation.
Overall: Nice! Full flavoured.
330 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre!
7B. California Common Beer
Oakes (12514) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium amber colour. Thin head. Lightly spicy aroma, with delicate maltiness. Caramel taste. Touch of yeastiness and light acidity.
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(330cc bottle) Pours a hazy golden body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of florals, grain, sauna rocks, and lemon zest. Flavor of florals, pepper, lemon peel, caramel, grain, and light sulfur.
Wirk (3) - - DEC 14, 2012 does not count
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Yeast, fruits, vegetables and malt aroma, a bit citrusy too. Cloudy amber colour. No head retention, flavour is sweet and slightly sour, dry after taste.... it feels a bit off, I remembered this beer much better than this.
Arve_Christian (3062) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On bottle from Lider Express Nuńoa, Santiago.
Good fruity aromas, malt and light dried fruit.
Medium body & complexity .
MiP (13598) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 5%. Vegetable aroma. Cloudy amber colour. Small stable white head. The flavour has some vegetable, but also a refreshing acidity. A bit of paper in the finish, but not bad.
yespr (31178) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is phenolic and distinct hoppy. Light pine and grapefruity. Bitter, light citric and crisp hoppy. Ends dry and lingering fruity.
Rodriguez (238) - Quito, ECUADOR - JAN 16, 2012
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2012 A friend send me this one from Chile, so Today I’m drinking again this beer and it is completely different as the one I reviewed first, now it has more bitterness, It has a citrus aroma and flavor. It lacks that caramel flavor, but still sweet with a dry aftertaste. Interesting view of a California common. Not excellent but enjoyable.
"Not a California Common at all, it taste more like a pale ale. Light beer with pepper, yeast flavor. Pretty similar to the first pale ale I brewed long time ago. It is just ok. Not going to drink it anymore."