The Commons Brewery Reviews




djd07
3.5
The Commons Unconquerable Sun
Bottle thanks to Chow. Pours a very dark brown with small tan head that lasts. The aroma is wood, roast, cocoa. Medium body, roast, chocolate, wood, bourbon, light dry finish, very good.
Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Minderbinder
3.6
The Commons Fleur de Blanc
Bottle 750ml. Pours hazy blond. Aroma is of saison yeast, soap. Taste is of saison yeast, fruits. Palate: Light-medium body, medium carbonation. Overall: Good.
Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Minderbinder
3.4
The Commons The Croze
Bottle 750ml. Pours blond with low frothy white head. Aroma is of fruits, sugar, yeast, slight rags. Taste is of very slight saison yeast, fruits. Palate: Light-medium body, soft-medium carbonation. Overall: OK. Not outstanding.
Wednesday, December 7, 2016

luttonm
2.9
The Commons Barrel Saison with Hibiscus
The Commons, Portland. Pink-hued, white gold. Small white cream. Buttery diacetyl bomb, very creamy. Light hibiscus is ok but base is a mess.
Monday, December 5, 2016

luttonm
3.6
The Commons Buckwheat Grisette
The Commons, Portland. Creamy white foam, creamy gold white. Nice citrus tart farm, adjunct grain adds some interesting flavor. clean, tasty, bright. A little grainy. Quite nice.
Monday, December 5, 2016

luttonm
3.6
The Commons Motueka Keller Pils
The Commons, Portland. Clear gold, soapy foam. Nice fruity grapefruit juice hop. Very tasty, nice enough keller base.
Monday, December 5, 2016

luttonm
3.2
The Commons Microbiere
The Commons, Portland. Creamy white head. Slightly cloudy yellow. Light clean, lemon malt. Banana cream. Ok.
Monday, December 5, 2016

luttonm
3.5
The Commons Stay Awhile
The Commons, Portland. Rich orange, creamy head. Sweet, clean, interesting hop. Orange pith and zest. Peppery spice. Nice hop, nice beer.
Monday, December 5, 2016

Lagerboy
3.2
The Commons Fleur de Ferme
750 ml bottle. Clear deep dark Ruby red, fine firm tan foam mostly lasts. Aroma of soapy floral fruity berries. Taste is sweet floral, spiced, perfumey, fruity berry tang, some yeastiness and wheaty malt. Softer carbonation, medium bodied, lightly hopped. Definitely different, just not my cup of tea. NFL (Not For Lagerboys)
Sunday, December 4, 2016

tom10101
3.4
The Commons Fishing with Hallet
Backlog from Québec RB Gathering 2016. Hazy brown with a small beige head, little retention, leaving little lacing. Aroma is of vanilla, oak, oak spiciness, caramel, bourbon, red wine/red fruits ala poor’s man De Dolle and musty notes. Taste is tart with oak, oak spiciness, red fruits/red wine, mineral/earthy notes, vanilla and caramel malts. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Vinous mouthfeel. Oaky finish. I was expecting much more for an "hommage to Oerbier" as it’s nowhere near the complexity of said De Dolle beer. Fun red fruits/red wine presence but other than that it’s a rather dull BSA.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Andrus86
3.4
The Commons Myrtle
TAP. Pours a hazy light gold, no real head.. Solid sour nose with some lemon zest.. Sour bite to start, goes into fruity citrus & passionfruit.. Sourced the commons brewery
Friday, November 25, 2016

Andrus86
3.2
The Commons Urban Farmhouse Ale
TAP. Light straw pour with minimal head.. Funky farmhouse nose, with some lemon & honey.. Easy light body, Has citrus tones, refreshing.. Sourced the commons brewery
Friday, November 25, 2016

Fatehunter
3.4
The Commons Flemish Kiss
Pours a finger of head on a hazy dark straw body. Aroma is mild raspberry and cherry. Taste is moderate tart raspberry, dry mild bitter. Texture is crisp.
Monday, November 21, 2016

Fatehunter
3.6
The Commons Urban Farmhouse Ale
Pours a finger and half of head on a hazy light straw body. Aroma is mild fruit and flowers. Taste is mild fruit sweet, lemon bitter. Nice. Texture is softer.
Monday, November 21, 2016

PotjeBier
3
The Commons Zeven
Tap @ Beer Temple. Clear deep amber/copper to brown color. Off white head, not much. Aroma’s of sugar and red fruit. Retronasal it’s red fruit, sweet. Flavor is moderate sweet, caramel, light roast. Medium bodied. OK but nothing exciting.
Saturday, November 12, 2016

Maakun
3.4
The Commons Zeven
Tap at BeerTemple. Clear reddish brown with small beige head. Lots of brown sugar and caramel, light roasted notes, milk chocolate. There’s a light herbal and alcoholic touch in the finish. Medium sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with slick feel.
Thursday, November 10, 2016

ciocanelu
3.8
The Commons Fleur de Blanc
On tap. Hazy bright yellow color with creamy, bright white head. Aroma is really floral with rose petals and also some grass. Taste starts a bit tart, lactic with floral notes but finishes quite abrupt with almost no aftertaste. Light body with light to medium carbonation.
Monday, October 31, 2016

mariuspoenari
4
The Commons Fleur de Blanc
On tap at Beertemple. Bright lemon yellow with a nice white head. Notes of honey, brett, hay, grassy and floral hops, some light sourness. Light body, very refreshing.
Sunday, October 30, 2016

mathieuc
3.2
The Commons The Croze
Pours a lightly hazy pale golden with a white rim that leaves low lacing. Nose is of fruits and carbonic acid (or maybe it is some oxidation?). Taste is dry and offers more fruits and white wine. Body is light to medium and carbonation moderate. Just OK.
Friday, October 28, 2016

tom10101
2.7
The Commons Myrtle
Bottle (750 ml), shared. Clear bright golden with a small white head leaving little lacing. Aroma is mostly of cardboard, lactic presence and raisins with some floral/perfumy notes. Taste is moderately tart and lactic with carboard, raisins, floral notes and mild spiciness. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Raisins finish. Weird mix of oxydation and lactic presence. Not much to enjoy.
Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Whatup14
3.3
The Commons Myrtle
Bouteille 750ml, bottle share. Couleur jaune dorée translucide, mousse blanche. Arôme de levure, floral. Goût de levure, acidité moyenne-élevée, citron, malt. Carbonatation moyenne, corps moyen.
Monday, October 24, 2016

Whatup14
3.5
The Commons Fleur de Blanc
Bouteille 750ml, bottle share. Couleur jaune très pâle translucide, mousse blanche. Arôme flora, levure, céréales. Goût de levure, citron, floral, sèche, légère acidité, poussiéreuse. Carbonatation moyenne, corps moyen.
Monday, October 24, 2016

Whatup14
3
The Commons The Croze
Bouteille 750ml, bottle share. Couleur jaune translucide, mousse blanche savonneuse. Arôme de céréales, levure, vin blanc. Goût de levure, céréales, fade. Carbonatation moyenne, corps moyen-faible.
Monday, October 24, 2016

mathieuc
3.4
The Commons Fleur de Blanc
Pours a hazy pale golden with no head and no lacing. Nose is of carbonic acid, flowers and dust. Taste is dry and reminding of a mineral white wine with some creeping oxidation. Average body and carbonation. Good but getting a bit old perhaps.
Monday, October 24, 2016

SlovakSniper
3.1
The Commons Myrtle
Ça sent et ça goûte les fruits du verger surets. Notes citronnées par conséquence. Bouche un peu molle. Finale de lacto. Facilement buvable mais facilement oubliable.
Sunday, October 23, 2016

czar
3.1
The Commons Myrtle
bottle at tom’s epic tasting 2016. pours hazy golden with a small off-white cap offering some retention and lacing. tart peach fruitiness, sour berry fruits - blackberry perfume; lots of tart flower petals, light to medium acidity - tons of lactic; citrusy herbs. moderate carbonation, light body - oily; sour citrusy-spicy finish. overdone fruit sour ale.
Saturday, October 22, 2016

Stoned99
3
The Commons Myrtle
2 ounces at tasting. Aroma: lactic, apples, floral. App: clear golden minimal white head. Taste and palate: light body, soft carbonation, sweet dry lacto acidity finish. Overall: too floral, weird texture. Not easy to drink.
Saturday, October 22, 2016

czar
3.7
The Commons Fleur de Blanc
bottle at tom’s epic tasting 2016. pours hazy/cloudy yellow with a small white cap offering some retention and lacing. very flowery citrus, tart and zesty saiisoewn yeast, peppery and spicy, clementines, woodsy vanilla. bright carbonation, light body, dry and tart spicy-citrusy finish. nice tart flowery citrusy ale.
Saturday, October 22, 2016

Stoned99
3.2
The Commons Fleur de Blanc
2 ounces at tasting. Aroma: loads of flowers, lemon. App: clear pale, no head. Taste and palate: light body, lemony, high carbonation, rugged, dry acidity finish. Overall: not my style. Too subtle on every sense.
Saturday, October 22, 2016

SlovakSniper
2.9
The Commons Fleur de Blanc
Blé et fleurs, citron et poussière. Finale courte, sèche, farineuse. Petits fruits acidulés? Je pense que cette bière est destinée à une autre personne que moi. Ordinaire ou ennuyante ou les deux.
Saturday, October 22, 2016

Franckg
3.2
The Commons Fleur de Blanc
Bouteille. Robe jaune pâle trouble sans col de mousse. Arômes de miel, fleurs, poire, pâtisseries, levures et pain. En bouche, miel, fleurs, levures belges, pain frais. Carbonatation beaucoup trop élevée. Saveurs fades. Texture plutôt aqueuses et corps mince.
Saturday, October 22, 2016

tom10101
3.4
The Commons Fleur de Blanc
Bottle (750 ml), shared. Clear pale yellow with a small white ring of foam leaving little lacing. Aroma is of rosehips, yeasty notes, floral notes, citrusy notes and pineapples. Taste is of pineapples, floral/rosehips, yeast and mild herbalness. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Herbal/floral finish. Might be a tad old, but otherwise an ok floral Saison.
Saturday, October 22, 2016

czar
3.5
The Commons The Croze
bottle at tom’s epic tasting 2016. pours cloudy light yellow with a small bubbly white cap offering some retention and lacing. lots of coriander, wet herbs, grass, peppery cereals - some rustic notes, low-fi phenols. bright carbonation, light body, dry and tart herbal finish. bland herbalness.
Saturday, October 22, 2016

Franckg
2.6
The Commons The Croze
Bouteille. Robe jaune légèrement trouble avec quelques particules en suspension et un mince cerne de mousse. Arômes de citron et canelle, jus d’ananas en conserve, pâtisseries, miel onctueux. En bouche, citron et miel dilué, levures belges, ananas qui a passé trop de temps sur le comptoir, pain frais. Saveurs un peu fades. Texture plutôt aqueuse et corps très mince.
Saturday, October 22, 2016

tom10101
3.5
The Commons The Croze
Bottle (750 ml), shared. Slightly hazy golden with a small bubbly white head leaving little lacing. The dry hop in the aroma is now shy but there’s fun white wine barrels notes, brettanomyces, lemony notes and floral presence. Taste is gently tart with white wine, herbal brettanomyces, grains and floral notes. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Lemony finish. Good brett forward wild ale.
Saturday, October 22, 2016

SlovakSniper
3
The Commons The Croze
Vanille, banane, gomme à bulles, coriandre? Il me semble qu’en bouche tout est bien semblable. Texture mousseuse et finale de coriandre. Déjà vu, déjà bu.
Saturday, October 22, 2016

Stoned99
3
The Commons The Croze
2 ounces at tasting. Aroma: wheat, lemon, light spices. App: clear pale with green tint, minimal white head, no lacing. Taste and palate: light body, medium high carbonation, light sweetness, light bitter finish. Overall: feel like drinking any commercial beer. Really boring. Meh
Saturday, October 22, 2016

Svesse
3.4
The Commons Zeven
(Draught at Beer Temple, Amsterdam, 18 Sep 2016) Reddish amber colour with creamy, beige head. Malty, fruity nose with notes of caramel, red fruit, hints of smoke and anise. Malty, fruity taste with caramel, candy sugar, red fruit, orange peel, a touch of chocolate and a gentle spicy bitterness in the finish. More than medium body, with a certain sweetness. Fairly complex, but well balanced and tasty. Quite nice.
Saturday, October 22, 2016

monk191
3.1
The Commons Barrel Saison with Hibiscus
An ok, herby saison. Pours an interesting grapefruit color with a white head. Smells of herbs and lemon. Taste is very light with more herbs and lemon, and not much else. Had on tap at the brewery.
Thursday, October 20, 2016

anders37
3.3
The Commons Boysen
Bottle. Pours a dark amber ruby color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity spicy boysenberry aroma. Fruity malty spicy boysenberry flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy boysenberry finish.
Thursday, October 20, 2016

BeerandBlues2
3.7
The Commons Biere de Garde
Bottle at home. Pours hazy deep copper with a huge, rocky off-white head, long retention with light lacing. Aroma is heavy earthy toast and caramel malt, medium-light earthy and spicy hops, subtle cracker and biscuit malt underneath. Flavor is heavy toast and caramel malt, medium-light earthy and spicy hops and bitterness, yeast spices of black pepper and nutmeg with a lingering biscuit malt sweetness. Medium body and moderate carbonation, light alcohol warmth.
Friday, October 14, 2016

derekalyon
4
The Commons Urban Farmhouse Ale
Golden straw color Light carbonation with minimal head Stone fruit and citrus nose Fresh, acidic Clean finish with limited complexity No brettanomyces or sourness ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Sunday, October 9, 2016

ClarkVV
4
The Commons / Wolves & People Field’s Edge
Draught at BA Return of the Belgian Beer Fest, 9/17/16.
Lightly hazy, bright marigold-golden body is topped by a medium-sized, well-retained, white head.
Lovely acidity mixes with plastery yeast with very rustic minerality. It’s funny I just had del Arboles the night before this, as this is coincidentally another phenomenal use of pine (the fir tips). In neither aroma nor flavor is it overdone, and adds a light juiciness, spiciness and just all around bright, green character. Add to it that this has dandelion, another easily overdone ingredient, and it’s pretty impressive, all told. Light tartness, wheat dryness and perfume-like herbal/spice character on the finish. Quite elegant and the adjuncts sit in the background.
In the mouth, it’s got a soft, wheat-and-biscuity-malt-like texture, with tight carbonation and a high attenuation. Light citrus, yeast and light fir tip acidity collect on the end, with delightful minerality and lots of hay/grain-like character. Elegant, and soft through the middle, with bright, tart, crisp notes on the finish.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

monk191
3.2
The Commons Cerise Noir
A decent dark farmhouse, very fruity, but not quite tart. Pours a deep black with a red-tinted tan head. Smells of strawberries, apple, pear and lemon. Taste is more cherry with strawberry and pear, like fruit punch with beer. Had in the bottle. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Thursday, September 22, 2016

Stuu666
3.1
The Commons Zeven
Keg at the beer temple. Pours amber, nose is sweet toffee, caramel, taste is juicy, toffee, caramel, sweet.
Thursday, September 22, 2016

markoijelena
3.4
The Commons / Wolves & People Field’s Edge
Draft sample at Oedipus International Beer Festival 2016. Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 03.07.2016. Pour it hazy yellow color with small white head. Aroma pretty much sweet yeasty. Taste sweet fruits, passion fruit, mango, lemon, bit of tart in the middle, medium body, slick feel, fizzy, long finish. Nice!
Monday, September 12, 2016

markoijelena
3.4
The Commons Urban Farmhouse Ale
Draft sample at Oedipus International Beer Festival 2016. Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 03.07.2016. Pour it hazy yellow color with small white head. Aroma herbal, some eggy feel. Taste sweet spice, cinnamon, crazy candy sugar, yeasty dry finish. Interesting
Monday, September 12, 2016

markoijelena
3.5
The Commons Myrtle
Draft sample at Oedipus International Beer Festival 2016. Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 03.07.2016. Pour it hazy golden color with small white head. Aroma funky lemons. Taste cereal, resin, lemons, pinch of funky sourness, light body, slick feel, lively, bitter. Ok interesting.
Monday, September 12, 2016

markoijelena
3.4
The Commons Fleur de Blanc
Draft sample at Oedipus International Beer Festival 2016. Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 02.07.2016. Pour it hazy yellow color with small white head. Aroma of lemons, some malty feel. Taste sweet fruity, lemonish, pineapple, elderflower on the back, yeasty smooth spice finish, dry at the end, looks like something is missing for my opinion. Ok
Monday, September 12, 2016

Erasmus_ro
3
The Commons Zeven
Tap @ Beer Temple, Amsterdam. Pours a reddish brown amber. Aroma is slight chocolate. Taste is slight chocolate, roast, slight dark fruit. Nice, but where’s the dubbel?
Saturday, September 10, 2016