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Boston Common - Boston Beer Works - Canal Street

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Boston Common
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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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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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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.48/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a fully hazed amber brown. Nice white head. Nose is slight hops anda touch of wood. Flavor is smooth with a slight wood tone and somewhat firm hops. Feel is a bit thin on the liquid aspect, but it starts off pretty silky. Heavily drinkable at first. My first sip turned out to be a few seconds long and became a long swig. But as time went on, it seemed to lose it’s luster and I had a hard time finishing it. I had to force the latter bit down.

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

12-31-2007 01:41:44 | More by RblWthACoz
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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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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
@ Salem Beer Works, 278 Derby Street, Salem

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

New Jersey

3.38/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: clear dark amber in color with a one finger head. Light lacing developed. Carbonation levels were low.

Aroma: most disappointing as nothing was discernable by the nose.

Taste: caramel, mild fruit sweetness, and soft bitterness. Simple and straight forward but nothing overly exciting.

Mouthfeel: smooth throughout. Medium bodied. Very brief caramel aftertaste. Lightly refreshing.

Drinkability: easy to quaff and could be a session beer. Nothing to right home about, but this beer is one of those you drink and don't over-analyze it.

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

08-01-2006 23:56:42 | More by Gavage
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MuddyFeet

North Carolina

3.03/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured an orange brown and was extremely hazy. Just a thin head which would form spotted lace around the glass. The nose was malts and lemon. The flavor was a bit disappointing. It was really sweet and I could not find the hops. The malts were very present and their sweetness was mellowed thanks to a nice woody background. The overall flavor of this beer is best described as iced tea. The mouthfeel was very watery. Shadowy body: At first is was pleasantly full, but it finished quite thin. The iced tea flavor detracted from the experience and did not leave me wanting a second beer.

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

04-29-2005 03:55:19 | More by MuddyFeet
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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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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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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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Boston Common from Boston Beer Works - Canal Street
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