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Chicago Common - Revolution Brewing Company

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Chicago Common
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Ratings: 8
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 17.23%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Revolution Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
California Common / Steam Beer |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 10-09-2012)
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

08-29-2013 04:51:03 | More by ChicagoShakeAndBake26
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4/5  rDev +13%

08-05-2013 20:16:21 | More by mishtif
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

01-17-2013 19:10:21 | More by imperialking
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3.68/5  rDev +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.

11-20-2012 21:53:39 | More by KDawg
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2/5  rDev -43.5%

10-24-2012 19:06:27 | More by nucmedmario
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4/5  rDev +13%

10-21-2012 07:53:26 | More by Etan
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

10-19-2012 15:02:01 | More by harrylee773
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3.9/5  rDev +10.2%

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.

10-18-2012 18:39:28 | More by JohnnyChicago
Chicago Common from Revolution Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 8 ratings.