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The Common Good - Fullsteam Brewery

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The Common Good
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13 Ratings
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Ratings: 13
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.16
pDev: 24.68%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Fullsteam Brewery visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: tdm168 on 02-13-2013)
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Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.74/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle picked up in an IP trade in May of 2014.

Surprisingly dark in color, this almost looks pitch-black. The head is light, foamy and plentiful, easily four-fingers high. Aggressive carbonation shoots upward steadily.

One smell of this and the brain will think cider, lots of apple is present. There's some graininess and aromas that suggest burnt caramel.Not as much going on here as I'd expect/hope.

Wow! This taste is very unique. Definitely heavy on the corn, but also kind of malty and bready. It reminds me of corn pancakes. I get hints of tart apple as well.

I wouldn't call this a sour, as it's only mildly tart, kind of like the driest of ciders. The carbonation is very bubbly, which again suggests a cider, but there's a heavy amount of grain that thickens this beer out.

I would agree this beer is uniquely American. Nothing like it and it has flavors that I very much associate with the US like corn and cider. It's not stunningly good, but it's tasty. I enjoyed it.

ONovoMexicano, Jun 14, 2014
Photo of ygtbsm94
1/5  rDev -68.4%

ygtbsm94, May 07, 2014
Photo of oberon
3.16/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

This beer is bottled now coming in at 5%ABV.Poured into a tulip glass a dark amber brown color with a thinner off white head atop.Funky lactic aromas along with a toasted nut shellnote wich is biger on the palate.Souresh flavors upfront along a bit of toast,that nut shell flavor really lingers in the finish,the sour apples also come into play late.Iam not a sour fan but wanted to try this,I love the brewery but not a fan of this beer.

oberon, May 05, 2014
Photo of kell50
3/5  rDev -5.1%

kell50, May 02, 2014
Photo of AngusOg
3.75/5  rDev +18.7%

AngusOg, Apr 27, 2014
Photo of JohnnyK
2/5  rDev -36.7%

JohnnyK, Apr 24, 2014
Photo of Lob
3/5  rDev -5.1%

Lob, Apr 19, 2014
Photo of kvgomps
3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

kvgomps, Apr 11, 2014
Photo of GTB
3.75/5  rDev +18.7%

GTB, Jan 26, 2014
Photo of KevinGordon
3.75/5  rDev +18.7%

KevinGordon, May 08, 2013
Photo of fehrminator
3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

fehrminator, Feb 24, 2013
Photo of jsanford
3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

jsanford, Feb 24, 2013
Photo of tdm168
3.73/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Bottlemixx on 2/13/13.

According to the description this beer is made from an all-NC grain bill, and it's "quick-aged" in Maker's Mark barrels. Nicknamed the "Kentucky Common".

A - dark brown with a tall off white head that had great retention

S - The nose is pretty faint; I do catch some sour notes as well as some faint malt notes

T - tart, creamy, woody, maybe some light caramel and nuttiness, warming alcohol in the finish

M - smooth, crisp, well carbonated

The maltiness of this beer reminds me a bit of their Working Man's Lunch. It even has a bit of the same creaminess that the yeast lends to that brew. The sour tartness is pleasant and easy to drink without being over the top. My only real complaint is that the flavors didn't blend as well as I would have liked. Nonetheless, this is a pretty creative beer that is definitely worth trying.

tdm168, Feb 13, 2013
The Common Good from Fullsteam Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.