badlizard (5537) - 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!
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - FEB 28, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear, dirty copper color with a quickly dissipating ivory head. Sweet, fruity malt aroma. Very sweet with a pleasant hop spiciness to offset it. Pretty fruity flavors as well with a touch of dark fruits, pears and even a note of citrus. Dry, fruity finish.
IrishBoy (3871) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 3, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle from Sandy’s San Luis Obispo; nose of spices, a little funk, and some fruitiness; lightly hazed copper-orange with a 3" head, that lasts for 10 minutes and laces pretty thickly as it recedes; flavor of light pumpkin pie (pumpkin and nutmeg), some tartnes, but not very heavy, caramel, and a little sweetness. as it warms the tarty funkiness disappears and it tastes more like a Cal Common with its fruitiness and less like a saison or Belgian ale. Much better than their Porter!
Odeed (1784) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 16, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
murky orange with a thick white head.aroma is of dusty hay,wheat,and some funk.flavor is a mix of the aroma,with some spice and malt thrown in.tastes alot like a saison.
Gorbalev (2943) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (750ml) shared at ’Biegaman’s Summer Gathering’ -- courtesy of biegaman. another rare telegraph beer, thanks Jan!! Dark orange, thick bubbly white head. Yeast, soft floral aroma, some sourness. Very refreshing taste: rather bitter, floral, light malt. Medium body. Nice stuff!
blankboy (6197) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (750ml) shared at ’Biegaman’s Summer Gathering’ -- courtesy of biegaman. Pours a hazy orange-amber with a large lasting off-white head. Aroma’s yeasty with a hint of funk, some spices, pumpkin (!) and lemon -- smells somewhat like a Saison to me. Flavour’s yeasty with lightly sour fruit, spices and some bitterness. Medium bodied. An Interesting beer, this is pretty good stuff.
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 22, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
From the Los Olivos Grocery this beer caught my eye. Amber and super big frothy head. Aroma was yeasty, citrus and spice. Flavour was malty with a complex and enjoyable yeasty flavour. This beer is smooth and creamy yet bubbly and hoppy. Lots of citrus flavour throughout adds a zing at the finish.
tribrewer (6) - California, USA - FEB 18, 2007 does not count
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I had this beer for the first time at a local wine bar. It had a nice color and citrus hop. Very malty flavor with a nice finish. A good beer to enjoy with dinner.
burpfrank (299) - carpinteria, California, USA - JUL 23, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2007 this had a good head.average IPA color.Aroma was a very inviting citrus hops.It tasted like a good Ipa.I liked this beer.One of the best IPA’s I have had!!