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Pomona Queen - Dale Bros. Brewery

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BA SCORE
73
okay

45 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.08
pDev: 20.45%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Dale Bros. Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
California Common / Steam Beer |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DoubleJ on 07-19-2008)
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Photo of t0rin0
2.75/5  rDev -10.7%

t0rin0, Nov 16, 2012
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

On tap at Dale Brothers Brewery in Upland, CA.

Pours a clear orange with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and biscuit aromas. Taste is much the same with grain and caramel flavors on the finish. There is a very mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an average beer that is drinkable but nothing really stands out about it.

UCLABrewN84, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of GRG1313
2.58/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Pours a lovely clear amber with a short and short lasting white head.

Nose is pleasant "floral yeast" and hints of fruit, a light perfume character.

Mouthfeel is thin and without character.

Flavors are weak, thin and uneventful. A bit of yeast, some light malt and some light bitter. Well balanced but without anything "special." Weak, unflavorful finish with no character or identifying trait.

An uneventful drink. No reason to try again.

GRG1313, Nov 22, 2009
Photo of womencantsail
3.28/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a golden color with a white head. Strong yeast aroma with some bready malt and a pronounced graininess. A little bit of grass and floral hop aroma. The flavor is sort of bland. It’s just sort of sweet with a little bit of malt flavor. It’s mostly just grainy and bland.

womencantsail, Jul 17, 2012
Photo of SocalKicks
3/5  rDev -2.6%

SocalKicks, Sep 08, 2013
Photo of Mora2000
3.18/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a light amber color with a white head. The aroma is toffee and earthy hops. The flavor is toffee, earth and some citrus hops. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Nothing special here, but nothing too offensive either.

Mora2000, Aug 04, 2010
Photo of DoubleJ
3/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Described as an amber lager in the California Common style per the Dale Bros Brewery, I have my hands on a bomber of one. From Walnut Liquorette to my house, on to the beer:

Pale orange color with a clearish body and a thin white head that slowly fizzes away. Clean aroma, some pale malt sweetness and little else. The taste starts off and remains somewhat pleasant. Earthy upfront, then clean notes of hops come into play. As bits of caramel are detected, the grains leave a drying finish. It becomes a bit sloppy with a cooked cereal note and a mildly thin undercarbonated body at the end.

Not too bad, though its loose ends could be tightened.

DoubleJ, Jul 19, 2008
Photo of Zorro
2.6/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Clear amber colored lager per the name, next to no head formation though.

The smell is sweet and buttery with a slight apple aroma. Decent malt but next to no hop aroma.

The taste starts out sweet and malty with a butter flavor and a bit of astringent grain husk flavor. Mild bitterness but the butter is bugging me. Doesn't really taste like a lager.

Mouthfeel is OK.

Not that great, this is almost a drain pour for me, would market better as a British Pale Ale.

Zorro, Nov 04, 2008
Photo of jdhilt
2.5/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours a one finger white head that fades quickly leaving no lace. Light carbonation and light-medium bodied. Almost clear amber color. Nose has hints of light piney hops. Flavor is mildly hoppy, indistinct. Dry piney finish. $4.49 for a 22oz bottle from Liquorama Upland, CA.

jdhilt, Jun 22, 2010
Photo of LXIXME
3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

LXIXME, May 05, 2014
Photo of Gobzilla
3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Gobzilla, Feb 28, 2014
Photo of FosterJM
3/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

206th review on BA
tap to pint @ Vince's Spaghetti in Pomona, CA

App- A nice coppery color in the glass with a 1/2 in head. The waitress knew how to pour a pint.

Smell- Not too much here. Some small hops and some light malt.

Taste- A nice malt with a touch of spice I guess. I know its a steam beer and I have only had two of them so the flavor profile is a bit off to me.

Mouth- A bit light on the feel with a medium kind of heavy carb level. A bit thick.

Drink- 2nd time ive had this beer. 1st time on draft. Wasn't too bad, wasn't too good. Just a nice run of the mill beer.

FosterJM, Jan 23, 2011
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3/5  rDev -2.6%

akang, Jul 22, 2014
Photo of beerpadawan
3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

beerpadawan, Aug 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Smarty_Pints, Sep 11, 2013
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2/5  rDev -35.1%

CEDAMA, Feb 07, 2012
Photo of jmccraney
3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

jmccraney, Dec 23, 2011
Photo of steve8robin
2.58/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Got this beer from a good friend. 22oz bottle...

A: A deep clear ruby red with a 1 inch off-white head that fades at a decent pace. Very good.

S: Kind of a light wheat scent. A light, mild, earthy hop. Kind of a trend with this brewery. Weak scents. Eh.

T: A light breadiness with a watery taste in the middle. Not much on the backend. Eh.

M: Light body with a light carbonation. A clean crisp finish. Eh.

D: Goes down so easy, like water.

All in all, this sucks. No worries about this one. I am starting to think that this brewery wants to be Budweiser. No flavors, just water.

steve8robin, Feb 12, 2011
Photo of MiScusi
2.88/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at Pacific Wine Cellar in Upland, CA.

A- pours a pretty clear light golden color. Not much head from the pour, though some can be regenerated.

S- Smells somewhat reminiscent of the macro lagers with a bit of adjuncty type sweetness.

T- Not sure if their base was pilsner malt or if they used a lot of corn in this or what but it comes off very lagerish with a fairly generous amount of crystal malt giving it a good backing of sweetness as well.

M- light and fizzy. A little less in body than anchor steam to compare to the same style, but not horrible.

D- Would have enjoyed just a touch more hops in this, didn't find them anywhere. Kinda felt unbalanced towards adjuncts like a macro lager or something with caramel malt added.

MiScusi, Jan 22, 2009
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3/5  rDev -2.6%

Furlinator, Oct 20, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

yoitsarch, Oct 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +38%

SoCaliC8, Jan 17, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

BalancingBrooms, Sep 13, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -26.9%

FrogOut69, Mar 27, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

koakley, Jun 09, 2014
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Pomona Queen from Dale Bros. Brewery
73 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.