bhensonb (15747) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 19, 2009
Draft at the brewpub. Dark gold color with an ok white head. Light grassy aroma. Near medium body with spritzy carbonation. Dry and nobly bitter. Finishes mildly bitter and perhaps astringent. Tasty for a blonde lager. bb (9789) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 2, 2009
Draft. Golden-amber beer with a whitish head. Nice hop aroma. Fruity hop flavor with some malt. Medium bodied. Fruity hops linger with malt and some spice. JoeMcPhee (9549) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2009
Tap at The Gate. Hazy amber beer with a lovely pale malt aroma. Clean and lightly malty with a very fresh grassy/lemon hop aroma. Zesty and herbal with a soft clean malt base. Really refreshing and very well-constructed. Man... this is a great summer session beer and I really hope we see this in NYC again soon. Ughsmash (7510) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 25, 2008
On tap at the Brew Kettle. Poured clear brighter golden with a sticky cap of white head.. nice lacing as it descended. The aroma picked up vegetal notes upfront that really threw me off.. beyond that, OK pale malts and pine showed. The flavor found crisp pine and citrusy bitterness that were quite nice, but it was still plagued by vegetal mash sweetness.. solid pils malt sweetness joined on the back-end along with higher bitterness. Lighter-bodied and bitter on the palate.. tough to get past the off (or at least ugly) notes. hayduke (5665) - Eureka, California, USA - OCT 20, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2008 A tap pour from the Bear Republic Brew Pub in Healdsburg. This came a clear light golden yellow with a good white head and light lacing rings. Nose of malts with some fruit. Mouthfeel crisp and clean with a lager feel. Flavor is of malts and pine hops, with some fruit. Finish is bitter and grassy. Very easy to drink.
Rciesla (5607) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2009
Draft. Pours a golden body with a white head. Light citrus and hay and some earthy dry malts. Hints of cereal, dry mild carbonation with a earthy floral body and some pils malts. A dam good brew! badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 10, 2010
Clear golden with a fizzy white head. Sweet toast and grain aroma and taste with a malty finish. Dickinsonbeer (5073) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2009
Tap at BT. Cali Common? Was listed at BT as a czech pils I think which is more what this beer is supposed to be I think. At least it tasted that way. Pours a light slight chill haze- slight deep golden with a thin lasting pure white head- some lace. Aroma is nice and bready- light toast, slight sweetness, and a good czech saaz hop profile. Flavor is crisp clean- doughy, nice fresh pils malt and a nice floral and spicy hop backbone- good bitter and crisp finish. Nice Pils. puzzl (3264) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 26, 2009
Tap at the Blind Tiger. Didn’t realize this was a Cali Common. Sweet, chewy, crispy and biscuity flavor. Quaffable. Aroma of biscuits and grass. Pretty good, nothing too special. PilsnerPeter (3050) - Flushing, New York, USA - DEC 19, 2008
Tap at The Gate: Slightly hazy golden with an off-white ring of head. The aroma has a nice hops presence- grassy American hops with a dry bready malt back. The carbonation is creamy and slightly sticky. There’s some flowery hop notes in the fore flavor, giving way to crackery malt and grainy notes toward the dryish finish. Some mildly spicy American hops linger on the back. A solid session beer.