Best Of Beer Camp: California Common - Beer Camp #8 - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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3.88/5 rDev +2.6%
Reviewed from notes.
Pours out an orangish-golden color with light amounts of hazing and a two finger head that lasts for about a minute and a half, leaving behind minimal lacing on the glass. Medium body and carbonation levels, with a touch of crispness to the texture.
Smells of light cereal graininess and a touch of herbal hopping, that's about it for the nose. The flavor is a bit stronger : I get a biscuit sort of malt tinged with a bit of sulphur, plenty of grassy, herbal, and hay hopping with an earthen / light apple skin garnish on the finish. Drinks easy, yet complex enough to be a sipper if you want it to be.
09-05-2012 21:52:57 | More by WastingFreetime
3.75/5 rDev -0.8%
This sticks pretty well to the style. A little tangy and bitter with some mild spice tones. This is a good execution of a style that I don't ever seem to really appreciate. Even though this is nice, it still isn't my cup of tea. Good job on overall, though.
08-05-2012 19:59:31 | More by RblWthACoz
3.8/5 rDev +0.5%
Note: I reviewed this on 5/8/11 under the old listing for this beer before everything was fixed.
Best of Beer Camp #8: California Common (Nothin in Common)
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Nonic Imperial Pint. Bottled on 1091 (April 1, 2011)
Appearance: Clear golden-amber with initial frothy white head, leaving slight lacing behind.
Smell: Biscuit, cherry and citrus (lemon and orange) predominately. Light caramel and spiciness.
Taste: Somewhat sweet malt backbone of cherry, toast and caramel. Tastes like a German lager, but fruitier and with more citrusy hops on top of the malt backbone. Not much bitterness; just a spicy (noble?) hop kick.
Feel: Moderate carbonation, medium body, semi-dry finish. Really smooth but somehow slightly boozy.
Overall: Overall, it seems a little too malty and boozy for a California Common. As a result, it comes across like a bigger, fruitier German lager. This is not really a bad thing, as it is quite tasty, but I expected more.
07-15-2012 13:47:35 | More by bsp77
Best Of Beer Camp: California Common - Beer Camp #8 from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 465 ratings.