mfaulke (92) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2010
This beer had much more flavor and body than I was expecting. Very little head, and what did form dissipated quickly with no lacing. About the best way I can describe the mouthfeel is creamy (sorry I can’t be more poetic). I did pick up the stickiness that others have noted. The strong hop profile in the finish really makes this one stand out, and it was a pleasant surprise. A flavorful, quality beer perfect for a saturday spent outside in the yard. Gotta love the Scratch series. 1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 28, 2011
Pours to a hazy coppery with visible floaties and a white head. The aroma is bready and doughy. The flavor is very bready with some sweet crackers and light grassy hops. The palate was pretty robust from the floaties. Smooth and delicious. Nejhleader (1561) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2010
Pretty nice brew. Was a bit taken back by the aroma, had a grassy kinda pale ale aroma to it. Taste was good though. Nice chewy body, Bit of a pine/ citrus fruit in the taste with a hint of spice. GT (10000) - 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. decaturstevo (6244) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - SEP 28, 2010
Gold with white head and lace. Paper and perfume and some sweet malt aromas. Flavor mirrors aroma. Medium bodied with good carbonation.
brokensail (16449) - 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. arminjewell (9676) - 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. Damico (3147) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2011
The beer pours clear medium to dark golden in color with a decent bright white head on top. The aroma has the light ale fruitiness of a California Common, not like a normal lager yeast brew. The flavor has the pleasant ale fruitiness throughout, just a bit of a bland style overall in comparison to bigger beers one might consume. Decent overall. lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2010
Sample at the Hawai’i Admission Day tasting from a bottle thanks to grownfool. Clear gold, whitish cover. Aroma is grainy, caramel, toast. Taste is grainy, caramel, toast. hopdog (12584) - 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.