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Craftsman 1903 - Craftsman Brewing Co.

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Craftsman 1903
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BA SCORE
86
very good

57 Ratings
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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 3
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Craftsman Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Gueuzedude on 09-28-2004)
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AleHunter805

California

4/5  rDev +3.4%

08-25-2014 12:21:26 | More by AleHunter805
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craft_is_king

California

4/5  rDev +3.4%

08-25-2014 08:23:45 | More by craft_is_king
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mrcraft

California

4/5  rDev +3.4%

08-17-2014 02:07:27 | More by mrcraft
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Flip4beers

California

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

06-29-2014 19:10:36 | More by Flip4beers
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BREWS4LA

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

06-22-2014 22:41:55 | More by BREWS4LA
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dwagner003

California

4/5  rDev +3.4%

06-19-2014 04:43:48 | More by dwagner003
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cornejo

California

4/5  rDev +3.4%

04-13-2014 16:01:21 | More by cornejo
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RoyFokker

California

3.25/5  rDev -16%

02-22-2014 23:08:10 | More by RoyFokker
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BWH999

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

02-19-2014 05:21:18 | More by BWH999
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bostonryan

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

02-11-2014 23:54:25 | More by bostonryan
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mpenske

California

3/5  rDev -22.5%

01-07-2014 07:03:47 | More by mpenske
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berlinabb

California

4/5  rDev +3.4%

12-12-2013 01:15:23 | More by berlinabb
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tastyville

California

5/5  rDev +29.2%

I have tasting notes but I don't feel like using them. People don't know how to drink and enjoy lagers, I swear! This is the standard by which I evaluate every other lager. One of the best beers to be made in Southern California. It's incredibly underrated and really doesn't have room for improvement. Looks beautiful, smells perfect and the taste is devine. It has wonderful depth for not having layers of flavor. Having this beer first thing when I come back to Los Angeles.

11-22-2013 03:00:49 | More by tastyville
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bh123

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

11-16-2013 05:03:54 | More by bh123
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zestar

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

11-11-2013 09:23:38 | More by zestar
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metter98

New York

3.69/5  rDev -4.7%

On-tap at Lucky Devils, Hollywood, CA

A: The beer is clear light yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high white head that died down and left lacing on the surface and the sides of the glass and a collar around the edge.
S: Light aromas of grainy malts and grassy hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste has light flavors of grainy malts along with a slight amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is clean and easy to drink. It is a pretty good beer for the style.

10-31-2013 21:52:22 | More by metter98
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himynameisping

California

3/5  rDev -22.5%

10-03-2013 06:55:55 | More by himynameisping
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moonknight31

California

4/5  rDev +3.4%

09-23-2013 05:14:16 | More by moonknight31
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Emn

California

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

I have to say, the craftsman 1903 (pasadena) is one of my favorite beers. I didn't like it much when I first tried it, due to the fact it had a bit of a bitter after taste but definitely did grow on me. If it is served cold, on tap, cold glass. It is Awesome!

08-21-2013 16:45:00 | More by Emn
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kojevergas

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -16%

06-24-2013 20:54:58 | More by kojevergas
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rboinski

California

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

03-28-2013 20:41:51 | More by rboinski
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mactrail

Washington

4.23/5  rDev +9.3%

The greatest mouthful of lager ever. Rich with all the malty and hoppy flavors but just 5.3%. Amber gold color in the halt-litre nonic. Really fragrant with a flowery hoppiness. The hops are aromatic with none of the pine overdose and ever-popular dank bitterness.

Mellow and bright flavors with just enough bitterness to keep you looking for that next gulp. The right hint of malty sweetness to remind you why beer tastes good. Not overly strong. A brew with a bold flavor that is distinctive yet subtle. Stone, Ballast Point, and Green Flash-- drink this and weep for your lost years!

Altogether a fine brew that reminds me why lagers should be one of our favorite styles. On tap at Tiger! Tiger! in San Diego.

01-06-2013 04:23:45 | More by mactrail
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RaulMondesi

California

3.7/5  rDev -4.4%

On tap at one of my fav joints - Cole's French Dip in Downtown, LA.

Yep! Raul on dis one like a bumblebee on a stick of honey. Straight up, all Raul asks is why can't our major American macro's taste like this? I bet back in tha day when Cowboys were lassoin' indians and executives were jumpin out of buildings on Wall Street, this was the beer they sipped on before they did all those said thangs. Not amazing, but a solid lager.

Raul approves!

11-27-2012 09:04:52 | More by RaulMondesi
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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev +3.4%

11-16-2012 00:19:31 | More by t0rin0
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seanmoto

California

4/5  rDev +3.4%

10-10-2012 05:56:17 | More by seanmoto
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Craftsman 1903 from Craftsman Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.