Best Of Beer Camp: California Common - Beer Camp #8 | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Best Of Beer Camp: California Common - Beer Camp #8Best Of Beer Camp: California Common - Beer Camp #8
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
California, United States
sierranevada.com

Style: California Common / Steam Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Brent on 05-11-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
468
Reviews:
312
Avg:
3.77
pDev:
11.14%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
5
For Trade:
0
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes.

Pours out an orangish-golden color with light amounts of hazing and a two finger head that lasts for about a minute and a half, leaving behind minimal lacing on the glass. Medium body and carbonation levels, with a touch of crispness to the texture.

Smells of light cereal graininess and a touch of herbal hopping, that's about it for the nose. The flavor is a bit stronger : I get a biscuit sort of malt tinged with a bit of sulphur, plenty of grassy, herbal, and hay hopping with an earthen / light apple skin garnish on the finish. Drinks easy, yet complex enough to be a sipper if you want it to be.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This sticks pretty well to the style. A little tangy and bitter with some mild spice tones. This is a good execution of a style that I don't ever seem to really appreciate. Even though this is nice, it still isn't my cup of tea. Good job on overall, though.

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Note: I reviewed this on 5/8/11 under the old listing for this beer before everything was fixed.

Best of Beer Camp #8: California Common (Nothin in Common)

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Nonic Imperial Pint. Bottled on 1091 (April 1, 2011)

Appearance: Clear golden-amber with initial frothy white head, leaving slight lacing behind.

Smell: Biscuit, cherry and citrus (lemon and orange) predominately. Light caramel and spiciness.

Taste: Somewhat sweet malt backbone of cherry, toast and caramel. Tastes like a German lager, but fruitier and with more citrusy hops on top of the malt backbone. Not much bitterness; just a spicy (noble?) hop kick.

Feel: Moderate carbonation, medium body, semi-dry finish. Really smooth but somehow slightly boozy.

Overall: Overall, it seems a little too malty and boozy for a California Common. As a result, it comes across like a bigger, fruitier German lager. This is not really a bad thing, as it is quite tasty, but I expected more.

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Best Of Beer Camp: California Common - Beer Camp #8 from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
3.77 out of 5 based on 468 ratings.
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