Tarnation California-Style Lager - Baxter Brewing Co.

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Tarnation California-Style LagerTarnation California-Style Lager

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BA SCORE
82
good

24 Reviews
THE BROS
80
good

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Reviews: 24
Hads: 180
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 6
Gots: 48 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Baxter Brewing Co. visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
California Common / Steam Beer |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BEERMILER12 on 03-04-2014

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Beer: Reviews & Ratings
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Reviews: 24 | Hads: 180
Reviews by u2carew:
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3.62/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz can

A) Pours with a two finger head. Tight and creamy foam. Bronze colored body, nearly clear.
S) Subtle hints of caramel, citrus and pine. Not overly aromatic.
T) Pleasant malty notes. Slightly astringent grainy taste. Some fruity tones-apple with a grapefruit rind finish.
M) Crisp carbonation. Medium-light body.
O) A decent brew. I'd drink another one. (364 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #88 (May 2014):

Grainy, Biscuit, Level

This is what we need, more and more craft brewers coming out with extremely drinkable lagers. Baxter throws down with this tasty California Common that retains an impeccable balance. Not your typical lager but certainly worth a visit or few.

STYLE: California Common | ABV: 5.3% | AVAILABILITY: Year-round (375 characters)

Photo of Brackh
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Pours a brownish color with little head. Very faint smell. A decent little lager. Malty and an easy finish. Nothing spectacular here. Overall good though. (154 characters)

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.52/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hairrrrrrrr
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Dillonius
1.25/5  rDev -65.1%

Photo of rangerman21
3.56/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A- Light amber with a white head and decent lacing
S- Slight note of hops
T- Balanced with a nice taste of hops at the end
F- Just about right
O- Nice and balanced. The nice hop finish makes it very drinkable. (209 characters)

Photo of mjstacker
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of ChrisL24481
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Alexmc2
4.38/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Beer pours an absolutely crystal clear golden amber with two finger head. Smell is of lager yeast and toasted malt. Great lacing in the glass. Initial caramel malt sweetness finishing just a tad drier than the initial taste. Good carbonation level, very pleasant. Great beer, in a style that is so often overlooked. (315 characters)

Photo of SkyyNapalm
3.43/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of apasternak
2.5/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Balanced, but a weird style. Not quite sure where the hops were supposed to be (78 characters)

Photo of Snellgg5
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of puboflyons
3.6/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the 12 fl. oz. can marked 03-31-14. Whether that is a canning date or an expiration date is unclear but I sampled it on April 19, 2014.

Handsome looking medium amber-copper color with a lingering cream colored head and good clarity.

The aroma has some caramel malt elements and a clean crisp hop character like a standard lager but beyond that it is fairly non-descriptive.

Medium, smooth body.

The taste has a bit more character than the nose with the same caramel maltiness but a decent bitter and dry finish. Drinkable for certain. (543 characters)

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of WhitmansNiece
4/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of dcisco44
2.96/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of Cheld
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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Tarnation California-Style Lager from Baxter Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.