markwise (4175) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from ABC Wesley Chapel. Pours a mostly clear copper amber color with a white head. Nose is bready with some lager and some light grassy hops. Flavor is similar with bread, some yeast, and some grassy hops. A nice common, light bodied and easy drinking at 4.7%.
nick76 (4140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The aroma is not unlike a cheap adjunct laden macro lager with dirt, yeast, and herbal hops. The appearance is light amber with a small head. The taste is really nice with malt, bread, fruit, and mild bitterness. The palate is smooth. Overall not a true common but a solid beer.
Sledutah (4068) - Utah, USA - MAR 30, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle from The Grapevine
Appearance: Clear golden with a small white head and good lacing
Aroma: Doughy, citrus, caramel and herbal
Taste: Toasted malts, biscuity, citrus, herbal with some bitterness in the finish
This was OK, but I didn’t like it. It did get better as it warmed up.
radagast83 (4040) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 24, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Poured a clear bronze color with a small white head. Aroma was thin malts, with slightly more substantial hop notes. Flavor was pretty boring, light sweet malts, with light hops. Drinkable, but not my favorite California Common out there.
boFNjackson (4006) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap... Poured copper orange with a thick, eggy, fizzy head. Husky and grain-like. Some hop presence and bitterness, but ultimately clean and drinkable. Would be perfect on a warmer day rather than this freezing weather we’ve been having in PDX. Some green hop tone but a good amount of bready grains with earthy spices too.
TURDFERGUSON (3878) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - FEB 4, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a clear bronze amber with a thin spotty white head. Nose is watery, light toasted malts. Flavor is okay but still sorta watery and bland. kinda fruity, light easy drinking finish. More drinkable but also less complex than the king of Cali Common, Anchor Steam.
Aurelius (3845) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clean label, tawny, clear beer, light, lacy head. Slightly sweaty, sweetish tea aroma. Zippy hops, tangy, toasty. Good effervescence, medium body. Marmalade on toast impression from the finish. This isn’t pretentious, but it’s enjoyable. ABC, Betton.
emacgee (3797) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 12, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dirty looking soft amber with one finger of creamy off white head. The aroma is very malt driven with sweet dextrinous bready notes. Lightly spicy hop notes show as well. Muddled malt flavors show through in the flavor. Lots of body, super malty finish.
Butters (3661) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 12, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a golden amber with the ring of white head. Grassy nose but even moreso on the the flavor. A little grainy as well. Easy drinker, but nothing i’d go out of my way to seek out.
travita (3652) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. The look is copper colored, off white head, and has a clear look. The smell is malt, meaty, caramel, and hops. The taste is sweet, hops, odd bitterness, and ok.