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Daily Bread Common Ale - Everybody's Brewing

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Daily Bread Common Ale
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85
very good

19 Ratings
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Ratings: 19
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Everybody's Brewing visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
California Common / Steam Beer |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ccrida on 01-20-2010)
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Reviews by RedDiamond:
Photo of RedDiamond
3.28/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Washington State produces precious few California common or steam beers. This one is bright orange-topaz, unfiltered, and sports a thick, lumpy head of duff. It has a grainy aroma and a light, quaffable body. But the clean, lagered crispness you'd expect is absent as is any visual clarity. While not a dramatically flawed beer, Daily Bread can't compare to west coast standards from the likes of Anchor or Heater Allen and doesn't make for a choice pick among Everybody's regular offerings.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Docer
4.33/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap here in Vancouver at The Cascade Bar & Grill. Nice little selection of IPA's and nice pool tables.

- Clear copper brew with a fluffy white head... fizzled down to a nice thin blanket... overall very good, and about spot on for a basic ale.

- Very citrusy, bitter, floral scent.. light caramel, biscuit, and grain... but certainly a hop beast. And they call this "In-between a pale and IPA?"

- Tastes like a wonderful IPA... huge citrus and pine hop notes... loving how bitter it is and how they bittered the crap out of strictly Amarillo hops... very good hop timing here... and a smooth caramel and grainy light backbone.

- Light bodied, perfect carbonation... this just feels right.

- Had about 4 pints of this back to back... and love it... it's enough to get me back to the establishment serving it. Great job on a great NW brew...

Photo of Hopmodium
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of Mok
4.04/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of BigGold
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Rifugium
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at their brewpub

Pretty nice, it's not often I see a beer of this style made by anyone other than Anchor.

Poured a slightly hazy orange-amber with a small but creamy cap of white head. Moderate, steady carb. Aroma is crisp with fresh hops and grains. Biscuity taste well balanced with grassy and piney hops, with light fruit notes. Light-medium mouthfeel, and quite nice overall.

Photo of csiewert
4.33/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a hazy dark orange color with a finger and a half or so of think white head. The aroma is strong with fruity hops and malty sweetness. The taste begins malty sweet and then switches to citrusy hops and then finishes with more complex maltiness. The mouthfeel was very smooth and it finished clean. I really enjoyed this beer and would definitely suggest it to anyone.

Photo of nmann08
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of irishgreensoda
3/5  rDev -20%

Photo of sprucetip
4.03/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes. Gorgeous, clear, golden/orange with some red in certain light. Head falls and leaves thick lacing.

Delightful homebrew shop grainy aroma with light earthy hops. Nice.

Grainy, fruity, light bitterness, and malty sweet. Smooth and balanced.

Spot on carbonation, creamy medium body, clean finish.

Wicked easy drinking, and quite tasty.

Photo of gkunkle
3.58/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy light amber color, with a white head that stands just over an inch tall. Retention is good, and as I drink it leaves some beautiful lacing in my glass. Smell is sweet, with a bit of orange hop aroma. Taste is smooth, with floral and citric hops, malts are bready (go figure). Mouthfeel is slightly thicker than expected, with average carbonation. This is a really enjoyable beer, nice and easy-going. A solid offering from Everybody's.

Photo of Arbitrator
4.5/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I don't see why this one isn't loved more. On tap at the brewpub in March, I believe. Thanks to ramnuts for driving.

From notes.

A: Copper colored body with an off-white head; nice retention, good lace.

S: Hoppy, with a bright orange peel aroma. It's lemony with a light cracker note (like animal crackers).

T: It's more bready and grainy than crackery in the taste; almost like a multigrain bread. The hops are quite tasty, contributing (as noted in the smell) orange, with a light aftertaste of earth.

M: A little on the heavier side of light-bodied. Its carbonation is crisp and perfect, however, with just the lightest aftertaste.

D: An outstanding steam beer. I would love to try it again next to Anchor Steam and see how the two compare. I feel like this is a good contender. I actually had it in the sampler and enjoyed it enough to drink a full pint afterward.

Photo of ccrida
4.13/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

65 IBUs
On draught at the Bier Stein, served in a nonic, Daily Bread is a clear orange dark brown with a creamy off-white head that leaves nice lace. Descibed as in between a pale ale and IPA, the hops give the lace a very nice drape. Additional bonus points awarded to the columns of steady streamers throughout the whole pint.

Smell is fairly hoppy, fresh, bright and resinous PNW goodness.

Taste is good, a nice sharp hop bite of resin that is tempered by the bready malt. This reminds me a lot of MacTarnahan's Summer Grifter, which I enjoyed quite a bit of this summer.

Mouthfeel is oily, a bit chewy, but on the lighter side of medium bodied.

Drinkability is good, a nice hoppy beer. The fact that they apparently brewed this with a lager yeast at ale yeast temps didn't really impart much character (chico ale yeast is just as neutral), but it's never the less a tasty beer in the classic local style. The fact that I can get my hop fix without much alcohol really helps, a session beer for hop heads.

Photo of grittybrews
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Kylemif
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of beertunes
4.1/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This a "Steam" beer, but we don't want incur the wrath of Fritz, California Common it is. Served in straight pint glass. Poured a nice golden color with an inch of rocky, white head that had good retention and light lacing.

A very pleasant balance of malt and hops greet the nose, with some citrus lurking in the background. On the tongue the beer has a crisp hop presence built on a solid malt foundation.

The body is full without being heavy, while remaining light and crisp. Drinkability is excellent, I could easily spend the day at the park or by the river with this brew and enjoy every minute.

Overall, a very good, bordering on great, beer. Worth some effort to try.

Photo of atpca
3/5  rDev -20%

Photo of Sir_Goatman
3/5  rDev -20%

Photo of dgilks
3.9/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy amber colour with a smooth oiffwhite head. Decent head retention.

Slightly toasty, biscuity malt with a dose of grapefruit and orange. Solid.

Smooth pale malt flavour with just a hint of caramalts. Well attenuated. Nice fruity Amarillo hop flavour with a smooth, integrated bitterness.

Medium body with moderate carbonation. Silky.

A really solid Pale Ale in my book with just enough sweetness to balance the hops and a good dose of flavour and aroma hops.

Daily Bread Common Ale from Everybody's Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.