zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - NOV 16, 2009 JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 26, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet corn and yeasty aroma. light amber in color with a quickly disappearing white head. mmmm… sweet and tangy. Caramel and cream with soft hop perfuminess. Very full mouthfeel. interesting ale-like finish. A very interesting lager - drinks like an ale. Tasty.
(bottle - 22 oz) Clear amber pour with a fizzy white head. Aroma is sweet corn, dry hops, and some light malts. Flavor begins sweet and zesty with a very nice and bitter hop middle that quickly goes back to sweetness. Bitterness doesn’t last long. Drinks easy and really refreshing. McGarnigle (650) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 9, 2009
Bomber with no date, but kind of late given this is a summer seasonal. Admittedly amatuerish label. Pours amber-orange with decent head. Body is what you’d expect for a lager. Nice malt backbone, some lager hops (not gonna guess). As expected, ale like qualities. I agree with the review which identifies mineral qualities (hard water?). I probably like this more than Anchor Steam, but i don’t like that all that much. auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - SEP 30, 2009
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 9, 2009
22oz Bottle purchased at the Finger Lakes Beverage Center - Ithaca, NY. Flickr(http:[email protected]
Guava and salted melon pilsener malt and lager yeast aroma. Heavy on the minerals. Pours a brilliant ochre orange-brown, very clear, with a super-soft, fluffy mid-khaki head, lacing thick. Flavor is well-rounded and rich. Chewy, raisiny malt backed with an ancient, somber yeast figure. A great mineral profile rises to some nice pilsener malt, a nip of caramel, and a long, sweet run of snappy bright yellow hops. This is delicious! I would like a nip more carbonation and a slight bit more yeast character. In general, I think California Common is an under-appreciated style and a well-done version is really enjoyable. This is just a really solidly brewed warm lager, with beautiful malting, clean hopping and dry balance. Impressive.
Draft @ BuffaloBrewFest. Amber orange pour. Caramel malt sweetness. Light floral hops. Medium to creamy body. Decent
blipp (9172) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUL 19, 2009
Bottle. Pours copper orange with an off white head. Pale malty aroma, slightly toasty with a floral hop hint. The flavor is well balanced with lightly sweet caramel malts, a touch of toast and some floral hops. Not bad.