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Workman Common Lager - Blue Pants Brewery

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37 Ratings
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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 11.04%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Blue Pants Brewery visit their website
Alabama, United States

Style | ABV
California Common / Steam Beer |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: StuartCarter on 05-13-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Ratings: 37 | Reviews: 7
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Photo of AUGRAD06
3.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A great golden amber color to this beer. Very carbonated. A fingers worth of foam. Taste was of a standard lager....which is fitting based on the name. Rather fizzy on the tongue that leaves a clean pallet. Flavors unlock as it warms up...a mild caramel and nuttyness to my taste. A decent lager.

Photo of StuartCarter
3.85/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: murky orange with gentle streams of carbonation. Very little head.

Smell: very subtle and understated. Very gentle maltiness?

Taste: wow. Assertive, slightly funky hop presence right across the middle of the tongue. A very backgrounded matliness. The flavour ends cleanly, leaving a lingering hop bitterness across the whole of my mouth.

Mouthfeel: slick and juicy with a lively carbonation.

Overall: I just mowed the lawn. This was the perfect beer to drink after that :)

Photo of tone77
3.62/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a beige/amber color with a 1 inch head. Smell is very mild, some malts. Taste is not mild, caramel malts, hops, bready, a bit of citrus, tasty and highly sessionable. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall a good quality beer.

Photo of Mojo
2.99/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 ounce bottle -> snifter

A - hazy medium amber with a foamy one inch head, good retention, and good lacing

S - very weak nose, mostly bready notes

T - starts off with a apple taste and caramel malt sweetness, and finishes with a hop bitterness. Rye is present as well. Unfortunately so is a big metallic note.

M - a little watery with carbonation that can produce some earth shaking belching.

O - this was a miss for me. I have liked every offering from Blue Pants so far, but this one was not up to par from what I have gotten used to from them.

Photo of sommersb
3.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Tasted On: 06-06-2013
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 12 oz. brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Globe glass
Purchased: 6-pack from Great Spirits, Huntsville AL

A: Amber, partly cloudy beer capped by a small, off-white head. The head retention is OK, with a low amount of lace.

S: Spicy and citrus hops, with some woody and earthy tones, but not a lot of aromas.

T: Vegetable flavors, plus spiciness and then fairly bitter hop character make up the taste.

M: Body is medium with an average amount of carbonation. The aftertastes have more vegetable flavor and a fairly hoppy bitter finish.

O: So, I would not have guessed this to be a California Common beer; it reminded me more of an American amber ale. I though the beer was OK, but not one I'd seek again.

Photo of BryanCarey
3.23/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Hazy and unfiltered, this beer pours from the bottle to an orange/tan hue with a nose that presents scents of citrus, light spice, and light pine. There isn’t much head on this beer and it settles down rather quickly with only a slight amount of lacing.

With the taste, Workman Common Lager serves up flavors of crackers, bread, vegetables, some citrus, rye, and some earthy notes. The beer finishes with a slight bitterness but it’s kept in check by the sweeter components, resulting in a more or less balanced taste overall.

Workman Common Lager is Blue Pants Brewing’s answer to the California Common beer. It does have some similar traits, but its unfiltered, sediment- filled body makes it a beer all its own. I was less impressed with this beer after one bottle, but it has grown on me after a second helping and it now seems good enough to recommend. It’s not the greatest beer I have tried lately, but it has enough unique qualities to make it deserving of a sample.

Photo of mattcrill
4/5  rDev +19.4%

Aroma: Light caramel notes up front. Slight earthy and woody hop notes as the beer is agitated. Clean fermentation character. Bready malt notes persist as the beer warms.

Appearance: Hazy dark amber pour with golden edges. Low off white head that retains well.

Flavor: Caramel, bready, and slight bread crust notes carry through. There is a firm and earthy hop bitterness along with slightly citrus hop flavors. Balance is to the earthy bitterness. Finish is clean and dry. Aftertaste is citrus and lingering with a definite American hop character.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with medium high carbonation. No astringency or alcohol heat.

Overall impression: Approachable and drinkable. Am "American-ized" California Common. Kind of funny to say that but I love the light "C" hop punch that distinguishes this from other classic examples. Well done!

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Workman Common Lager from Blue Pants Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.