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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.38/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   ABV: -
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This ale/lager hybrid is deep golden in color with a light body. Its hop character is bold with a hint of spice and citrus. The finish is refreshingly light and dry.

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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
savitska (163) - Smyrna, Georgia, USA - OCT 21, 2006
Not the best California Common I’ve ever had, but a well-balanced, refreshing beer. Good hoppiness and pleasing color.


3.2
Travlr (25267) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 4, 2014
Draft at the source. Clear deep golden amber color, small white head. Aroma of bright pine. Taste is balanced, floral, light. Much hoppier than most steam beers.

3.1
sebletitje (10095) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 24, 2009
Tap at Copper Creek, Athens GA pours light amber, off white head. aroma is spicy, some floral hops taste, spicy hops, light roasted malts, finish with some bitterness and malt balance.

3.4
Hank1980 (966) - Athens, Georgia, USA - APR 26, 2009
On tap at brewpub. Poured amber orange with a small white head. Aroma of fresh citrus and pine hops, sweet caramel malt. Taste is also malty, with a hop bitter finish. This is a hoppy brew for this style. But, it’s very drinkable and pretty enjoyable.

3
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 21, 2009

Date: April 11, 2009
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub
Appearance: hazy orange, fine off white head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet caramwl malt aroma, nice woodsy hop character
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, light earthy bittterness, touch of caramel, light bitterness in the finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

3.1
fro2218 (471) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 1, 2007
Another from the 2005 Classis city fest that I cannot read completely. Can only make out scors and the word "fruity". Oh well.

4.1
Cmycoskie (23) - Georgia, USA - JUL 2, 2007
Definatly rivals Anchors steam beer, almost a clone in some regard. In fact, it may be better. Also, pretty light on the stomach so if you head in for two dollar tuesdays you can have quite a few of these and still have some room for the hot dog guy on the corner.

3.4
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - DEC 11, 2005
had it at the brewpub. Not the most fantastic beer i’ve had, but I *think* this is my frist ever steam beer. had a nice copper color with some ruby highlights. Tasted much like an IPA to me, lots of hops and citrus characteristics, but, what seems to be the theme at the brewery, it was rounded out nicely and not overly bitter or astringent due to the very nice malt backbone. These guys seem to know what they’re doing.

3.6
21iceman40 (1735) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 11, 2005
this is a very interesting style. had it on tap at the brewpub in athens. amberish tone to it. had a decent amount of hops, more that i would have expected. these hops i speak of were layered over a solid malt base.

3.7
SpringsLicker (3644) - Tennessee, USA - APR 18, 2005
On tap at the brewpub during the Crawl which followed the Classic City Brewfest. This one was more APA than California Common but that made it that much better as a brew. Nice clear amber color with a good head. Full hop aroma. The flavor was dominated by the fresh hop presence with a good solid malt backing. Nice bitter finish. Well done.


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