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White Birch Apprentice Series AKU - White Birch Brewing

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White Birch Apprentice Series AKU
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Ratings: 10
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 11.47%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
White Birch Brewing visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
California Common / Steam Beer |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
The California Common style is a hybrid of a German Lager and an American Ale. For Geoff’s beer he’s honored that tradition by uniting the best of each style. The result is a flavorful ale that is nicely hopped and sessionable. AKU = All Kinds United.

As Geoff moves on, we raise a toast and hope you enjoy this beer as much as we do.

(Beer added by: johnnnniee on 06-23-2012)
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Photo of lordofthewiens


3.4/5  rDev -9.3%

Bottled May 2012
Batch One
Bottle count 1296

This beer was a murky tarnished copper color with a thin tan head.

A fresh, grassy aroma. Some sweet fruit. Caramel. Not that aromatic.

Fruity. Grassy hops. A bit of caramel malt.

Pleasant to drink. More fruity than I expected it to be.

08-13-2012 22:32:38 | More by lordofthewiens
Photo of beermeright

3.7/5  rDev -1.3%

I did the tour at White Birch sometime in September. Loved all of the beers and this one especially. Sampled an extra one the day we stopped in. Great color and a striking flavor there is something about it that was created just right. We loved the creativity and the thought put into the ingredients and the brewing company.

11-22-2012 18:37:35 | More by beermeright
Photo of mountdew1

New Hampshire

3.8/5  rDev +1.3%

Poured into an imperial pint. Color was a dark reddish/brown that almost perfectly matched the glass color. Poured with next to no head to speak of, but left a thin small layer with a few bits clung to the sides. Aroma was a nice fruity sweetness, almost like a sweet mellow wine. Definite subtle hints of grape with a tad of alcohol in the back. Taste was similar to the smell. A bit sweet, a bit malty, with a tad of dry wine bite at the end. Felt overly dry in the mouth. Actually seemed to leave my mouth drier than before I took a sip. A strange bit of bitterness tapped the tongue as well. Overall not a bad beer. The feeling in the mouth definitely knocked it down a bit, and made me think twice about it. Outside of that, it was a great beer.

Not bad at the $5.50 I paid, but if it was closer to $7.50 or higher it would have a been a bit pricy in my mind.

09-28-2012 23:34:43 | More by mountdew1
Photo of lozz123

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +20%

07-04-2012 00:24:57 | More by lozz123
Photo of aIefreak


4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

10-14-2012 18:47:06 | More by aIefreak
Photo of johnnnniee

New Hampshire

4.15/5  rDev +10.7%

Pours a slightly cloudy deep reddish copper color with a stingy off white head that dissipates quickly, but manages to stick some lace to the sides. The smell is rich dark caramel, burnt sugars, and melanoidin with a toffee like sweetness. Nice dark dried fruits like raisins and prunes in there as well with a bit of a floral earthy edge. Honestly this smells more like a nice scotch ale than a cal common. The taste is sweet and malty with lots of bready and dark sugar flavor. There's a bit of prune and raisin in there as well as some earthy bitterness to balance some of the sweet. Medium body with a light to moderate level of carbonation and a sweet smokey mouthfeel. I did enjoy this beer, its very flavorful and well made. Cal common is a stretch for what is in my glass.

06-23-2012 01:14:20 | More by johnnnniee
Photo of spycow


3.75/5  rDev 0%

05-01-2013 03:35:39 | More by spycow
Photo of wisrarebeer


2.98/5  rDev -20.5%

$7.50 for a 22 oz bottle.

A: mahogany color, clear, poured with almost no head
S: roasted malt, woody, earthy
T: mild taste overall, a bit on the sweeter side, some decent hop finish that is well balanced for style
M: rounded
O: decent enough but nothing overly special for style

09-06-2012 01:15:34 | More by wisrarebeer
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New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

04-23-2013 05:29:59 | More by Kelp
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New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

07-31-2012 02:41:13 | More by tpauer
White Birch Apprentice Series AKU from White Birch Brewing
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