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Tarnation California-Style Lager - Baxter Brewing Co.

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81
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80 Ratings
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Ratings: 80
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 15.21%
Wants: 2
Gots: 7 | FT: 1
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BEERMILER12 on 03-04-2014)
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jgammoniv

Maine

4.75/5  rDev +33.8%

05-04-2014 15:36:15 | More by jgammoniv
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meehandennis

Maine

4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

03-08-2014 01:01:12 | More by meehandennis
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Alexmc2

New Hampshire

4.4/5  rDev +23.9%
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.

Serving type: can

04-22-2014 00:25:49 | More by Alexmc2
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BraisingCain

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

04-23-2014 14:39:51 | More by BraisingCain
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jdauria

Massachusetts

4.24/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Big fan of the Common/Steam style, and this is a great addition to the very small field. Light golden amber color which was a little lighter than I expected. Aroma was pure Steam beer, the minty, woody Northern Brewer hops were easily picked up was the nice biscuit like malt backbone. The taste was a home run, a nice fruity malt flavor from fermenting at ale temps with just enough of the hops coming through to balance the beer perfectly. Overall, in my opinion, this gives Anchor Steam a run for it's money. This will be a staple in my beer fridge!

Serving type: can

04-30-2014 19:25:26 | More by jdauria
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Snellgg5

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +12.7%

07-18-2014 23:11:40 | More by Snellgg5
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WhitmansNiece

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +12.7%

05-17-2014 19:53:24 | More by WhitmansNiece
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donkeyrunner

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +12.7%

07-18-2014 01:05:44 | More by donkeyrunner
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ale207

Maine

4/5  rDev +12.7%

03-08-2014 03:44:50 | More by ale207
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kjlcm

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +12.7%

04-19-2014 02:59:19 | More by kjlcm
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valdieu2

Maine

4/5  rDev +12.7%

03-05-2014 04:38:47 | More by valdieu2
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BEERMILER12

Maine

4/5  rDev +12.7%

03-04-2014 20:23:16 | More by BEERMILER12
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Auror

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +12.7%

07-22-2014 00:57:58 | More by Auror
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SuperHop18

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +12.7%

07-21-2014 03:11:16 | More by SuperHop18
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

3.99/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A-Pours a light, clear orange. White head that wisps away over time. Soft lacing. Was expecting it to be more yellow but I enjoy this color.

S-Lively lager yeast. Mostly malty besides that. A hint of floral hops. Very good representation of the Common Beer, at least in the nose.

T-Pretty tasty and vibrant. The flavor pops. Tangy lager yeast with some caramel. Bread crust maltiness. Light, floral hops in the back.

M-Quite drinkable. Well carbonated. Would be an easy beer to session.

O-Common Beer's have never been my cup of tea but this one is different. I've only had a few of the style butt his one is probably my favorite.

Serving type: can

04-19-2014 18:35:03 | More by VelvetExtract
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illpass78

Maine

3.81/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had a pint on draft at Borealis in Portland, Maine.

Appearance: Pours a neat clear amber with a fluffy white, or maybe off-white, head. Carbonation heavy. Leaves some nice lacing. Looks like an amber lager; king of like a Yuengling to my eyes.

Aroma: Smells clean and crisp with some nice floral hops in the background.

Taste: Nice easy-drinking lager. Tastes sweet and malty with some nice hop bitterness. Some biscuit and bread-like character in there; maybe a slight bit of toffee. Slightly complex but eminently quaffable.

Mouthfeel: Easy on the palate with a nice hoppy finish.

Overall: Baxter seems to have phased out Amber Road in favor of this brew. I dug Amber Road a lot but this is a really good beer and will probably appeal to a broader audience. I had one with a grilled cheese on a sunny day and it was, as we say in Maine, of the finest kind.

Serving type: on-tap

06-01-2014 18:20:47 | More by illpass78
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cbutova

Massachusetts

3.79/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A- 12oz can poured to a pint glass with a lightly hazed, pale amber body. A cap rises to the top of the beer with a thick, creamy texture. The head reaches about two fingers with great retention and reaches ring status after quite some time. Lacing covers most of the glass in webs and sheets.

S- The aroma consists of a moderate dose of Northern Brewer hops, light toasted caramel grains and some light fruits. The hops are woody, earthy and herbal like mint just a bit.

T- Moderate hop flavors from the style signature Northern Brewer varietal. Overall they are earthy, herbal, floral and somewhat minty. Malts match the hop strength with light caramel, toasted, sweetness and a hint of nutty grains. Light apple fruits on the back end.

MF- Light, crisp body that has a fairly creamy texture when agitated. Carbonation is at a high end level supporting the flavors present. Low-medium bitterness on the palate in the finish.

A nice balance is found between the earthy hops and toasted caramel grains. Very crisp and one that can be quaffed. Nice to see someone brewing a Steam Beer in New England.

Serving type: can

04-25-2014 03:33:57 | More by cbutova
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.78/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can into a shaker pint, the beer is a crystal-clear, copper coloring, with a steady flow of carbonation, and a bubbly, fluffy, clingy, off-white head. Nose of toasted grains, subtle toffee sweetness, and roasted notes throughout. Flavors are roasted caramel sweetness forward, with an underlying hops bitterness and roasted character. Richly sweet throughout, on a slick, mid-body. The aftertaste is roasted, as well, with a sweet caramel characteristic, and some nutty notes mixed in. Clean, smooth finish. More body than what I would expect from the style, but damn tasty and drinkable.

Serving type: can

07-16-2014 03:13:09 | More by GarthDanielson
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mjstacker

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

06-27-2014 03:13:12 | More by mjstacker
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The_Craft_Deviant_Rob

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

06-08-2014 21:16:15 | More by The_Craft_Deviant_Rob
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nebula1999

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

06-04-2014 02:04:17 | More by nebula1999
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ChayDudeBrew

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

05-13-2014 14:47:54 | More by ChayDudeBrew
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kjfinnerty

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

04-22-2014 00:26:52 | More by kjfinnerty
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

03-24-2014 00:46:08 | More by TheManiacalOne
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PaulD

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

05-19-2014 00:11:06 | More by PaulD
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Tarnation California-Style Lager from Baxter Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.