Teege (375) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2010
Draft at the New Albanian Public House. Pours a slightly cloudy amber. The nose is a nice blend of mild, though aromatic piny hops and bread like malts. The flavor is likewise very well balanced. A good solid hoppy bitterness dominates. Not incredibly complex but an excellent session beer. BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - FEB 14, 2010
On tap at Steve’s Birthday bash at the Livery: Medium amber hued with a solid but small head. The aroma has notes of pale grains and some crystal malts, herbal and minty hops, a bit of pine, some buttery notes as well. The taste is pretty balanced between the common malts and moderate to light hop bitterness, fruity and a touch minty. The mouth feel is smooth and refreshing, a bit short upon the finish. A good brew but hardly what I think of when it comes to this style. tykechandler (343) - Kentucky, USA - JAN 29, 2010
super-drinkability is the main feature of the mt. lee. it has a nice abv, a pretty nice aroma and mouth feel, but ultimately it’s the balanced flavor and superior drinkability that make this beer stand out. lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2009
Brown-orange, whitish cover. Aroma is caramel, apple, candy. Taste is hoppy, floral, spicy, caramel, fruit. tjthresh (1875) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - JUL 27, 2009
Draft at the brewpub. Pours light amber to almost brown. Clean nose with some light evergreen hops and dry malt. Lots of yummy hop flavor and very bitter.
mnurda (1285) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 30, 2009
Nice steam Ale. Not as hoppy as I prefer, but very drinkable. On tap at the Bank St location sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 3, 2009
Tasted 12/3/08. Growler brought back from the brewpub. Hazy with a reddish golden hue. Moldy ring of beige head. Soggy malty aromas. Touch hops in the nose. Medium bodied and mildly bitter. Touch sweet undertone. Good dose of hops. Bitter body with moderate effervescence. Dry bitter finish. Brigadier (3710) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - OCT 17, 2008
On tap at brewpub
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - JUL 11, 2008
This was my final pint of the day before moving onto the Bluegrass Brewing Company. A decent enough way to wrap up the afternoon it was not quite what I was expecting. Pretty average overall I don’t think I would choose this over the mild or Old 15 if either was available. California Commons might be hard to find for a reason.
Aroma / Appearance - A half finger dense white head sat above the lively golden body. Very transparent it smelled of lemon zest, pepper and apples. A wheaty bse held everything together along with a crisp hoppiness. It definitely gets better as it warms; let it get to room temperature for maximum enjoyment.
Flavor / Palate - Strongly bitter it is more aggressive than I anticipated. Sticking to the back of tongue it gives more of an impression at warmer temperatures. Too harsh for my tastes (at least for a non IPA) this is an interesting experiment. If hoppy low alcohol beers are your thing order a pint. If not check out the other offerings instead.
Draft at the brewpub: poured a cloudy dark orange with a medium sized beige head. Mild hop aroma with some candyish notes. Flavor is fruity, mild sweetness initially followed by a slightly tart twang. Mild citrus. Earthy hops with a nice bitter finish. Good. odellrules (4) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - MAR 12, 2008 does not count
Once tunnel vision moved on this became my ol’ trusty if you will. Good taste, good aroma, overall great brew.