Stunmai (4) - USA - MAR 26, 2012 does not count
I had this at Lovin’ Cup in Rochester, in late March. The bartender recommenced it, I had never heard of it before. It had some hops to it, but lightly done so you could get the full taste of it. Yet it was also really smooth - hence the name special lager I guess. Either way it was an awesome beer. I’d recommend it to anyone. dwyerpg (6182) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 28, 2013
I quite like the loftiness of the aroma, which has some hops and dryness. An orangish color. This is tasty. A definitely dry body, but tasty and good. Mostly tastes like a pils to me. wlajwl (6809) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 27, 2012
Aroma is citrus and slightly effervescent yeast. The flavor is caramel malts, a hint of grapefruit and a hoppy finish, very dry. Very different from what I was expecting, this was very good. Thortron (3) - Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2012 does not count
Enjoyed this out of a bomber. Aroma reminded me of my fathers breath when I was young, robust, malty, slighty sweet. Looked beautiful, golden clear with high def rapid succession bubbles capped off in a fluff white lace. Smooth malt, a little hopped, with a hint of fresh harvested wheat. The feel was like my fathers 5 o’clock shadow when I was a boy, strong but comforting with a fresh hop bitterness that lingers a bit. Overall a very good lager that was a touch hoppy but I like that. Nice trip down down memory lane. Everything about it reminded me of my Pop’s beer. He is a common man and so am I. yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - SEP 25, 2012
Three Heads Common Man is a cloudy, golden lager with a very generous, cream colored foam that lasts in huge lumps. It leaves a great ring of foamy lacing. It has an aroma of light grain, fruit and caramel. It smells fresh. It’s soft and pretty full bodied. The finish is sharp, dry and acidic. There’s a bitter lemon peel aftertaste. It’s quite top-heavy with bitterness. It is a lot like an ale, maybe an IPA or an ESB. It’s a very simple, well-blended flavor that keeps my attention.
Atom (2451) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 4, 2012
Bomber pours a clear copper/orange with a medium white head. Aroma of sweet malt, grain and with slight hops. Taste similar to aroma with yeast and grassy hops, clean and crisp. Refreshing, perfect for a hot summer day! DocLock (10683) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Bombers from Wegman’s and Capone’s. Pours turbid orange with 2-finger frothy off-white head. Nose is tropical fruity, caramel malt, hopcitric. Tastes of caramel malt up front with piney hops and notes of tangerine and mango. Pretty dense on the palate and pretty complex for a lager. This one is very good. merc7186 (3142) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 26, 2013
A: Amber/Golden Straw Hue, Passes Lots of Light, White Head Ring, Some Lacing
S: Yeast, Malty, Mild Floral
T: Yeast, Matls, Mild Floral, Yeast (again)
M: Decent Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Mildly Bitter, Somewhat Yeasty
Overall, an average mildly hoppy lager...might be a better with a different hop IMO. j12601 (11831) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 1, 2012
Pouring at TAPNY. Pours a clear gold with a thin white head. Crisp grain on the nose, with some light esters behind it. Grainy, crisp, and clean. Cool and smooth, light easy drinking stuff. Very simple, but that was the goal here. Great lawnmower beer. superspak (5593) - Michigan, USA - FEB 5, 2014
22 ounce bottle into lager glass, no bottle dating. Loud crack upon opening, probably infected. Pours lightly hazy golden amber color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky off white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that last. Dense soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a ton of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of lightly tart lemon zest, green apple, pear, cracker, bread, light honey, hay, straw, grass, herbal, light pepper, funk, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with balanced malt and fruity yeast ester notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon zest, green apple, pear, cracker, bread, light honey, herbal, straw, floral, grass, pepper, light funk, and yeast earthiness. Minimal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of green apple, pear, cracker, bread, light honey, herbal, straw, grass, pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance and robustness of malt and fruity yeast flavors; with zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly prickly mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with no warming present after the finish. Overall, despite obvious infection, this was a nicely enjoyable brew. Obviously not to style, but was tasty for what was there. Very smooth and crisp to drink as well.