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Best Of Beer Camp: California Common - Beer Camp #8 - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

465 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 465
Reviews: 311
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 11.38%
Wants: 5
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
California Common / Steam Beer |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Brent on 05-11-2011)
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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bzach, Oct 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

buzze40, Sep 12, 2012
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3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

WastingFreetime, Sep 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

generallee, Aug 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

JimmytheSaintPSU, Aug 21, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -14%

Nickfellow007, Aug 15, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

RblWthACoz, Aug 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

jnoelani, Jul 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

pjs234, Jul 16, 2012
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3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

bsp77, Jul 15, 2012
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Best Of Beer Camp: California Common - Beer Camp #8 from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 465 ratings.