bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 23, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a clear copper body with a small off-white head. Aroma of mustiness, light ginger, caramel, and toasted oats. Flavor of apple, caramel and toasted malts, hint of nutmeg, and other unidentifiable fruit sweetness.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Body-dark honey with a thick rig of bubbles and an ultra thin film of bubbles. Nose-big macro husk, light spoiled/sweet, lightly lactic, a bit of old hops, overall an odd industrial type nose. Taste-low to medium sweetness, slight alcohol, caramel, tart apple, light cream, some unrefined wood, macro on the backend. Overall a very “macro” tasting beer, but in a clean pure way. An easy drinker would make a great food/session beer.
travita (3913) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copperish in color with a thinner head. Smell is a little hops, malt, dry, and earthy. Taste is malt, earthy. Maybe a little raddish like in there. Interesting bitternes.
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - MAY 13, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, Thanks to Bu11zeye.
Poured a orangish color that was hazy and included sediment, and an off-white head. aroma has fruity notes with very slight bannana. Flavor much the same as aroma with a nice slight hoppy flavor. Medium body and medium carbonation......over all, not bad at all....
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at the new Father’s Office in Culver City. Red with small white head that lasts a long time. Has nutty malt aromas and flavors but finishes watery. Slight dryness too with some phenols and fruits. To quote Oakes who shared the pint: "A lot of everything, A lot of nothing."
mjg74 (2491) - La Mesa, California, USA - APR 22, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Bev4Less. Medium copper in color. Earthy fruity aroma. Some breadiness. Strong yeast scent. Sweet yeasty flavors. Somewhat sweet and fruity. A little bitterness. An interesting little brew here. Pretty nice.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - APR 18, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2009 Draught at the brewery. Clear orange color with a white head. Fruity and tart aroma with some spice and herbal hops. The flavor is dry and tart, but has a nice malt backbone supporting it. Really clean tasting. Not really like any california common that I’ve had; definitely unique and flavorful. 3.6 rerate: Had again at the brewery. The herbal hop bitterness just seems a little out of place. Not as enjoyable as the first time i had it.
Rerate: having had growlers, draught, and a bottle of this since the last rating, it has really grown on me. Telegraph has a distinctive yeasty note that might not click with everyone right away, but it is unique and flavorful. I personally like the more carbonated mouthfeel that the bottles have.
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - MAR 30, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler. Amber pour with a small white head. Sweet, malty aroma wit ha touch of hops. Flavor is sweet and fruity, balanced out by an unobtrusive hop presence. Medium bodied, smooth. Nice.
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAR 9, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Hamiltons. I don’t know why this is called a CA Common, because the style is actually a saison. Clear golden amber, barnyard funk aroma, wet straw taste with fruity (banana?) hints.
MuertosPorter (24) - California, USA - MAR 4, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2008 Beautiful hazy ochre color. Mild carbonation with a beige bubbly head that slowly dissipates. A slightly herbal, citrus and spicy hop aroma. Very nice complexity. Tart fruit, freshly baked bread, a little black pepper and bitter orange peel. Outstanding!