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Boston Common - Boston Beer Works - Canal Street

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Boston Common
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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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Todd

Colorado

4.58/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A cloudy copper offering, thin white natural-looking head with decent stay. Very aromatic with fruity esters, grain, yeast, biscuit and floral in the nose.

Ultra-smooth, thin, light-bodied. Rindy melon (real mellow) flavours, and sweet, but not overpowering. Floral hops and more yeast in the finish.

A solid session beer. Its consistency is of water with flavour, making it dangerously easy to drink. Nice job on this cask ...

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

05-21-2002 04:13:39 | More by Todd
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shigg85

Japan

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

04-18-2014 02:55:15 | More by shigg85
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Arborescence

Finland

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

04-23-2013 15:02:12 | More by Arborescence
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halfshell

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

05-30-2013 20:42:01 | More by swgwilt
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Jason

Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy copper, the haze is probably from the semi excessive use of hops in many ways and the yeast flavours are at a minimum … so this cask has dropped properly. Nice creamy tiny bubbled sticky lace. Very aromatic of fruity esters, raw hops and bready malt. Real smooth with a good malt foundation, fruitiness perks with flavours of melon, pear and peach. Big wave of hops both in bitterness and flavour hit the palate and seems to linger for a while with the fruitiness trailing along. Certainly a bold and expressive cask ale.

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

05-23-2002 07:30:22 | More by Jason
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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
@ Boston Beer Works - Fenway, 61 Brookline Avenue, Boston

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

Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear amber, topped with a one finger off-white to tan head, leaves webs of lacing.
Fruity and creamy aroma, a touch of snappy lemons and citrus.
Butterscotch taste, tea, herb, lots of citrus and flowers. Malty with a good hop balance, almost like bread with some hops thrown in.
Medium bodied, to the light side, its a very good session beer, it's not hard to drink a few of these.

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

03-18-2005 12:30:07 | More by mschofield
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tgbljb

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served a medium amber colored beer with modest off-white head.
Semll is so light as to be almost non-existant. Some very subtle tones of caramel can be found.
Taste is pleasant. Some rich caramel notes are present along with a litlle bitterness.
A nice easy drinking beer, would be a good session beer.

Serving type: on-tap
@ Salem Beer Works, 278 Derby Street, Salem

10-10-2007 11:25:12 | More by tgbljb
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Burt

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +9.6%

11-22-2011 02:13:22 | More by Burt
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oneturbucfan

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +9.6%

12-10-2011 21:49:51 | More by oneturbucfan
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aldabears1

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +9.6%

03-22-2014 18:08:25 | More by aldabears1
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +9.6%

12-06-2011 18:02:21 | More by Rochefort10nh
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Backer2004

North Carolina

3.95/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

sitting right @ the bar here, writing the review. about 100 ft. from home plate of Fenway. Anyway, this is on cask tonight. $4.50 a pint. Creamy head & mouthfeel. Amber color, little bit of hoppy smell and aftertaste. Set at room temp. but it's a bit hot for this tonight. Wish I could try other choices,

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

05-09-2007 21:13:46 | More by Backer2004
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bruachan

District of Columbia

3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

i think this is my favorite of the 4 i tried, though its score may not be the highest. it came to my table a tall 16 oz. dull copper color. the head was short but consistent. aromas fight a tough battle to free themselves from the slim head

prominent pilsner malt flavor, with a Euro hop flavor. more lively, fruity flavors come from the brew—evidence of higher fermentation temps (actually, sometimes big wafts of fruitiness meet my tongue (and my nose))

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

08-03-2007 02:46:12 | More by bruachan
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kaelingirl

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

04-26-2013 18:38:50 | More by kaelingirl
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Sellen

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

07-19-2014 19:14:50 | More by Sellen
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IBUnit63

Massachusetts

3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap @ Beer Works Terminal C

Clear mahogany body, tight head with decent lacing-nothin' special but not bad.

Grassy hop texture with bitter malt-pretty tame

Malt comes forward with a sweeter taste than aroma-hops become a little more piney.

Nice mouthfeel - strong malt depth, backbone and finish.

Definitely sessionable but hopefully not here since it's an airport

Serving type: on-tap
@ Salem Beer Works, 278 Derby Street, Salem

08-11-2008 20:14:09 | More by IBUnit63
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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
@ Salem Beer Works, 278 Derby Street, Salem

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

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

11-14-2011 16:22:33 | More by bpfrush
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Aexoonge

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

03-21-2012 17:16:18 | More by Aexoonge
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onewitchymom

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

10-12-2012 23:40:36 | More by anewlanguage
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harpus

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

02-27-2013 15:32:18 | More by harpus
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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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Boston Common from Boston Beer Works - Canal Street
83 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.