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Firehole Steam - Snake River Brewing Company & Brewpub

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rAvg: 3.53
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Snake River Brewing Company & Brewpub visit their website
Wyoming, United States

Style | ABV
California Common / Steam Beer |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
The California common lager style was originally developed in the late 19th century by German immigrants during the Gold Rush. Wanting to make a homestyle lager, but not having the refrigeration needed to ferment at cold temperatures, they developed a special strain of lager yeast that would ferment at 60* to 64* Fahrenheit. Our Firehole Steam uses this same strain of yeast. Firehole Steam is a signature beer of Rudy Borrego and is named after the Firehole River and the steam-producing thermal features of the greater Yellowstone basin.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-26-2006)
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3.53/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

on-tap at the brewpub in Jackson

from notes

appearance: served in a shaker pint, rich amber body, light off-white foam

smell: caramel malts, fresh apple

taste: the california common style is intriguing in theory but typically doesnt do a whole lot for me as a beer - firehole steam has a nice dry malt base and offers up flavors of caramel apple, toasted grain, and wood. A decent example of the style, but nothing overly special.

mouthfeel: medium body

overall: ok

dirtylou, Jul 07, 2011
Firehole Steam from Snake River Brewing Company & Brewpub
- out of 100 based on 1 ratings.