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Boston Common - Boston Beer Works - Canal Street

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BA SCORE
83
good

35 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 14.79%
Wants: 3
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Works - Canal Street visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-21-2002)
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Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

07-19-2014 19:14:50 | More by Sellen
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Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

07-02-2014 20:51:15 | More by onewitchymom
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Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

06-16-2014 10:46:57 | More by halfshell
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Kelp

New Hampshire

2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

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shigg85

Japan

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

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aldabears1

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +9.6%

03-22-2014 18:08:25 | More by aldabears1
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HattedClassic

Virginia

4.11/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a surprisingly vigorous head that is bubbly and foamy and white. The beer itself is a deep and dark copper to a dark ruby. The beer is clear. The beer has a strong malty smell that has a bit of hops. The taste of the beer is similar to the small. The beer has a strong malty taste but the taste is.closer to a sweet taste aith ander taste of toast. Hops are there but they are minimal. Hoppy aftertaste. The feel is medium bodied and smooth with a clean finish. Overall, a pretty fantastic commons and worth it.

Serving type: on-tap

11-12-2013 20:55:49 | More by HattedClassic
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OtherShoe2

Massachusetts

3.24/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Received a glass of very pale brew. Not amber, not gold, somewhere in between. Slight head. No lace.

Some very light fruit aromas. Moderate malty note.

Very thin beer. Lean, almost watery. Some caramel and fruit, mingled with grain and bread, with a moderate bitter finish.

Lighter bodied, good carbonation.

I want to like this one. Has alot of great elements, and still misses. Too watery, too lean.

Serving type: on-tap

10-06-2013 21:41:39 | More by OtherShoe2
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rab53

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

06-30-2013 06:11:22 | More by rab53
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flagmantho

Washington

3.45/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this on-tap in a big pint glass at the Beer Works in Logan airport.

Appearance: medium golden hue with a haze-free body and a light effervescence. Head is a thin layer of white foam.

Smell: malty with a slightly sour grainy character. Overall it's a bit muted; OK but not great.

Taste: quite sweet malt with a very light fruity character and just a hint of graininess. Hop presence is minimal but there's a little balancing bitterness at the end. Not too bad.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a light, prickly effervescence. Refreshing enough!

Overall: this is a straight middle of the road California common; maybe not a destination beer but it will do in a pinch.

Serving type: on-tap

06-10-2013 18:02:36 | More by flagmantho
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Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

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California

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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rusty3335

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -17.8%

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Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +9.6%

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New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +9.6%

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Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +9.6%

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Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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womencantsail

California

3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Beer Works Fenway

A: This one pours amber in color with a smallish off-white head.

S: Sweet malt in the form of toffee and bread to begin with. There's a bit of yeast and very faint hops. A few mild fruit esters and some straw and grass notes.

T: Bready malt along with some toast and toffee. Like the aroma, the hops are fairly mild, though there is a bit of grass and straw, maybe a few floral notes. Just a light bitterness to it.

M: Medium in both body and carbonation.

O: The more steam beers I try, the less I like them.

Serving type: on-tap

10-04-2011 21:23:18 | More by womencantsail
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belgiumbud

Hawaii

2.13/5  rDev -41.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Wow...A East Coast intepretation of the California Common...High Expectations Here!

Wow...Disappointed! I am not sure if the brewmasters have ever tried a Steam Beer because they totally missed on this beer...

Nice golden amber color with no head whatsoever...I think the problem with the head derived from the fact that the beer was poured into a glass that was just washed and still had warm dish water on it...

Lots of carbonation here...That was a bad sign...Smelled alot of hop character also...Another bad sign...What are we brewing here? I tried it and then asked if I was poured an IPA or an ESB...Got a wierd look from the bartender...Extremely bitter and dry with no maltiness body with too much carbonation

Not a Steam Beer at all...Being that I have shared many Anchor Steam beers and brewed a common homebrew I was so upset at how far this beer really missed the mark...

Serving type: on-tap
@ Boston Beer Works - Fenway, 61 Brookline Avenue, Boston

08-09-2010 20:23:16 | More by belgiumbud
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