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Chicago Common - Revolution Brewing Company

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Chicago Common
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Reviews: 2
Hads: 10
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: n/a
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Revolution Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
California Common / Steam Beer |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 10-09-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

This was brewed in 'steam beer' tradition (though the beer can not be called a 'Steam Beer'- it is referred to as 'California Common'). We used a lager yeast strain at warmer fermentation temperatures, so the resulting beer has more fruity esters than a traditional lager. We also took inspiration from a former Central California brewpub that brewed the style, and used whole Glacier hops in the brew for floral hop aroma, and a medium bitter hop finish.
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Reviews: 2 | Hads: 10
Photo of KDawg
3.68/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from tap into a mug club mug. Pours a medium golden color with a nice head.

Balanced with good aromas of citrus, malts, crackers and a touch of pears. Lacking some depth though.

Smooth with a very nice feel. The flavors of pears, crackers, and malts are nice and balanced.

A very good steam beer. Nice and very drinkable. (333 characters)

Photo of JohnnyChicago
3.88/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up my member's mug when it was released.

A: Pours darker amber with a finger and half of white foam.

S: Lagerish; it has a little funk and a nice amount of citrusy hops.

T: Juicy. The hops play a nice little number with the fruity lager yeast. Sweet caramel undertones keep the flavour present, but it does have that smooth lager drinkability.

Overall: I like it. There are several styles that are underbrewed or misunderstood. Steam beer is one. This is a classic, flavourful, but controlled style and Chicago Common is an excellent representation. My only gripe is that this is coming out now...seems like more of a Summer beer. (642 characters)

Chicago Common from Revolution Brewing Company
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