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Tarnation California-Style Lager - Baxter Brewing Co.

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Tarnation California-Style LagerTarnation California-Style Lager

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BA SCORE
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good

107 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 107
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 14.85%
Wants: 3
Gots: 16 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BEERMILER12 on 03-04-2014)
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Dillonius, Jun 23, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -58%

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H3AdBaBY, Jul 07, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -37%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Served from the can and poured into a 12 oz mug. The appearance is golden/red and very clear. The aroma is very much sweet without a hop note to be found. The mouth feel is crisp and carbonated. The taste is where this beer goes down hill; it is an absolute malt bomb with little encouraging me to open the next can from the 6 pack.

BeerBouncer, Mar 21, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16%

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3/5  rDev -16%

jmmy3, Jul 20, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

Pours nicely from the can, with a chestnut brown color, white head, and decent lacing. Mostly clear and inviting. Sweet malts up-front on the nose with caramel, cherries, and not much else detected. Very light aroma. Taste is clean and refreshing. Malty, with a hint of damp basement in-mouth and a dryish finish. Sweet tea, wood, chocolate caramel, and a touch if sediment round out the flavors. The mouthfeel is pretty unobtrusive, with a clean finish and polished overall feel. Overall it's a nice lager, but lacks a distinctive trait to help it stand out.

TangTKE402, Aug 27, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

Mikeluzzjr, May 19, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

Jonny41, Mar 19, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

braican, Jul 07, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

heerboth, Aug 31, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

Casterbridge, Jul 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

Mikeypnh, Mar 18, 2014
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Screper, Sep 15, 2014
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3.33/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

5/18/14
Baxter Tarnation
12oz can, date not legible

Pours a clear, deep gold. One-finger foamy head, average lacing. Nice color. (4)

Aroma is yeasty, lightly fruity with subtle ethyl acetate. Caramel malt. (3)

Flavor is malty and balanced, leaning a bit towards the sweet. Biscuity malt, caramel sweetness, nice Bock-like malt profile. Finish is clean, with lingering herbal bitterness. Hop flavor is in the background, some spicy and tea-like character. Mouthfeel is medium body, with medium-low carbonation. (3.5, 3.5)

Overall a pretty clean, solid offering from Baxter, definitely better than most of their stuff. Ends up being a bit too sweet and lacking crispness towards the end of the pint. (3)

dasenebler, May 18, 2014
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3.4/5  rDev -4.8%

blasass, Sep 07, 2014
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Tarnation California-Style Lager from Baxter Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 107 ratings.