brokensail (16601) - Dublin, California, USA - DEC 12, 2010
A: The pour is a shockingly clear golden color with a white head to go with it.
S: Starts off with lots of bread and a bit of banana esters. There are some yeasty notes, but not too much else. I guess there might be some honey in there as well.
T: Sweet and almost pilsner-like. There’s a nice bready maltiness to it along with some grassy hops. A touch of bitterness from hops and perhaps even some earthiness.
M: The body is medium to full for this sort of beer with a moderate level of carbonation.
D: Not always the biggest fan of steam beers, but this was pretty good. A little bit different for the style, but that’s okay with me. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 1, 2010
Draft. Medium of-white head atop hazy amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, bread/caramel, light grapefruit. Taste is medium sweet, bread/caramel, lager yeast, light grapefruit. Light body, light effervescence. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2011
(12oz bottle, courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours a clear yellow body with a moderate white head. Aroma of toasted grain, orange, caramel, and florals. Flavor of citrus, toasted grain, grapefruit, and dry stale bread. hopdog (12816) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2010
On tap at the Troegs tasting room. Poured a medium to dark and clear gold color with a small sized head. Aromas of citrus, some toastiness, and grassy. Tastes of citrus, toasted grains, and caramel. deyholla (11900) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 29, 2010
Bottle shared by Shane, thanks! Poured a clear gold with a white head that dissipated slowly to the edges. Aroma was full of sweet grains and cereal with a bit of yeast. Flavor was similar with sweet grain and cereal but had an off-putting buttery popcorn finish.
DocLock (10836) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2010
Bottle from my Capitol City H-BURG hookup (thanks, Fat Eddie Rendell). Pours light copper with 1f ow head. Nose is malty, perfumy and fruity florals, hops, peppery, slight funk. Tastes malty, hoppy, with a sweetness akin to peach/pear wine, some florals, earthy notes, definite hopbacking, and a smooth finish. How a beer from central PA became a California Common is a mystery to me. GT (10001) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 28, 2010
355mL from the Troegs Tasting Room. Pours a clear, yellow/gold with a small, bright white head. Decent spotty lace. Aroma is coconut, pineapple, fresh orange juice, fruit punch. Taste is orange juice, but moves quickly to sharp bitterness. Nice diacetyl profile for the style- low but present. Long oily mouthfeel and a fairly sharp, bitter aftertaste. Very nice. At first I thought this was terrible, but as it warms the beer really shines and I’m glad I spent some time with it. arminjewell (9689) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 29, 2011
Pours hazy yellow, visible particulate yeast, with thin off white head. Aroma is lemon, some bready and biscuit notes. Taste is lemon, yeasty spice, bread, with a creamy mouthfeel. Good brew, unlike many others, and very different from other california commons. BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 26, 2011
Bottle. Pours with a clear golden hue and a fast to fade white head. Aromas are floral, hoppy, bready, mint. A little spice and a bit stale. Flavors are severely oxidized, huge vegital notes, DMS, bitter, sweet malt. Cardboard. Absolute mess. Lively bubbles, dry, some metallic notes. Not good. Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 28, 2011
Thanks to Armin for bringing the bottle! Poured hazy medium golden with a moderate whitish head. The aroma picked up lemongrass and pineapple upfront over a bit of a pale base.. smelled like it was going to be refreshing. The flavor was sweeter than anticipated, with pale and bready malts at the core.. some lemon zest and a little tanginess on the edges.. finished fairly sweet with honey joining on the finish. Light-medium bodied and sweet overall on the palate.. the balance was actually quite good. This was good stuff.