Argus California Steam

Formerly brewed at Argus Brewery
Style: California Common
Chicago, Illinois USA


on tap


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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.25/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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justsayswell's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
justsayswell (281) - Kansas City, Kansas, USA - DEC 28, 2012
Pour is translucent amber with a frothy head that disippates very slowly. Aroma is nutty caramel malt and piney hops with just a touch of diacetyl. A lot of carbonation in this beer. Piney hops, sweet roasty malt, a little butterscotch, a hint of alcohol, and a dry and lingering bitterness in the finish. This was ok, definitely not terrible, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to get it.

JPDIPSO (6262) - Wauwatosa, USA - JAN 30, 2017
Hazed amber color with a tallish beige head. Pale malt, orange peel, and dirt scents. Somewhat acrid flavors with some malt and citric hops. 2/13

Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2014
Bottle: Deep gold body with a sustained creamy head. The nose was grainy with some floral and grassy scents. The flavor was much the same, adding a soft grassy, earthy bitterness. Not too bad.

edgallow (4367) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 25, 2014
12 oz bottle pours brown with an off white head. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel and pine. Taste is coffee, malts and some citrus. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

BelgianBeerGal (4137) - Panama City, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2013
Bottle from Chicago and found in random box while clearing out cellar. I’m not a steam beer expert but this was super tasty. Nice malty, lager notes but also a little ale bitterness too. Cool.

Discgolfin (36) - - FEB 24, 2013
Nice toasted nalt, mixed with earthy, woodsy hops. Pours light amber with white by head..lasts a bit. Good balance wuth toasty malt and biterness..overall nice beer..

drowland (8938) - Georgia, USA - FEB 11, 2013
Late December, 2012. 12oz bottle from HyVee Milan, I believe. My 10th California Common rating! Clear orange pour with a small khaki head. The aroma shows light biscuit, caramel, and a hint of something floral/earthy - the hops, I’m assuming. The flavor is much the same, big biscuit and caramel with a touch of earthy hop. Not bad.

jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2013
12oz bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a dark, slightly cloudy amber with almost no head. Aroma of caramel malt and a good bit of dank herbal hops with a little medicated band-aid. Taste is light bitter. Band-aids, herbal and pine hops with a somewhat weak malt backbone. Medium bodied with a slick texture. Lively carbonation and a very long finish. Overall, pretty good. Probably one of the most flavorful steam beers I’ve had.

ads135 (4923) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 14, 2012
A mild beer. Creamy mouthfeel with hardly any aroma. Flavor or bread, bland caramel, and some butter. Unoffensive and forgettable.

BVery (11221) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - AUG 27, 2012
Bottle from Friar Tuck in Peoria, IL. Clear orange-amber pour with a small white head. Mild caramel malt and pine hop. Palate is a bit thin. Decent carbonation zing, but pretty bland overall.

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