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Common Sense - Berryessa Brewing Co

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Reviews: 4
Hads: 16
Avg: 3.56
pDev: 26.12%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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Berryessa Brewing Co
California, United States

Style | ABV
California Common / Steam Beer | 4.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Beerandraiderfan on 07-22-2013

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Reviews: 4 | Hads: 16
Reviews by Beerandraiderfan:
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.63/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The first beer in our sampler flight, the common beer looks well, common, even similar to that mega professional product made down the road in Fairfield (Budweiser!). Good clarity, soft white head, ample carbonation evident.

Aroma, mildly fruity, not as pungent as Anchor's better known beer. Mild esters and floral impressions. Almost no hop aroma.

Taste, we're back to yummy again, light, but seemingly a tad more bitter than the 20ibus they call out, but with little malt backbone, its understandable how it could taste a little more lively. I really liked the yeast they used here, it had characteristics from both a lager and an ale yeast. The mouthfeel was nice and clean. Very refreshing, just like our jump in the Putah right before here!

I could drink a lot of these in the summer months. A great beer to start with on a hot day.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of AButler916
2.48/5  rDev -30.3%

Photo of Fatehunter
3.47/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured one finger of head on a hazy, straw colored body.
The aroma is faint; grain.
The taste is mild lemon bitterness with a grainy goodness and a clean finish.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
Enjoyable, but could use a little more aroma.

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Photo of tekisama
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of largadeer
3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of caverog
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of bobbyhands
3.85/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Daniel101
2.25/5  rDev -36.8%

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.68/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Lots of clarity, above average carbonation, yields a white 1/2" head on it. Aroma was floral/fruity like you want in a steam beer, not pungent.

Taste was nice with levity, a little bit bitter. Yeast flavors really kick it up, this is the ale/lager hybrid you want. Pretty enjoyable beer.

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Photo of Marco_Gtz
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of bwgassman
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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

Photo of raiderandbeerfan
3.63/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Gotta love dem sampler flights, knock out dem ticks like when you get back from a huntin' trip and shit. Appearance looks like it is common, no pun intended. Ample clarity, delicate white head on it. Aroma is muted, not up to par with Anchor. Minimal esters and floral impact, nonexistant hop aroma.

The taste reverts back to being good, light, more bitter than the 20 advertised ibus. With almost no malt bill, easy to understand why 20ibu tastes all jacked up. The yeast is solid, halfway ground between lager and ale. Refreshing, just like a jump in the Putah Creek. These are easily Rusev crushable in the summertime.

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Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Swervine44
3.76/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CMack71968
3.64/5  rDev +2.2%

Common Sense from Berryessa Brewing Co
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