East Coast Common Lager | Smuttynose Brewing Company

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East Coast Common LagerEast Coast Common Lager
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4.07/5
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East Coast Common LagerEast Coast Common Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Smuttynose Brewing Company
New Hampshire, United States
smuttynose.com

Style: California Common / Steam Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.40%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
East Coast Common is a nod to those uniquely American lager beers – fermented warm, in the San Franciscan-style. One sniff of the heady aroma tells you this isn’t a utilitarian, washing machine-variety beer. Our brewers infuse significant quantities of late-in-the-boil and post-fermentation dry hops to make sure you know East Coast Common is a New England original.

We originally brewed East Coast Common at Smuttlabs with our friends and neighbors Stoneface Brewing Company and Great Rhythm Brewing Company, to commemorate 2015’s Portsmouth Beer Week. We’re pleased to bring it back as our new Spring seasonal for a wider, hop-hungry audience.


Added by NHbeerguy on 02-19-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,828
Reviews:
44
Ratings:
136
pDev:
8.6%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
24
Trade:
0
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Photo of rphbrew
3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bierliebhaber3
4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Velivolus
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of foghornleghorn22
3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Summersoldier
3.79/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A beer that manages to jump two trains at once: the hop train and the off-the-beaten-path-style-beer train. Both of which are highly trendy and hence, profitable. The beer is a fine tasting, enjoyable quaff. The Hops are bright and nicely balanced with malt sweetness. It's not representative of the style in the least, but it tastes good and that is, ultimately, the point. There's the distinct whiff of pandering here as well. Throwing a ton of hops into a beer thats traditional profile is typically low on the IBU scale is far too common with brewers lately. I understand the motivation: satisfy the consumers insatiable desire for something new, while also quelling their hoplust. But there's something unsavory about it in the long run to me.

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Photo of FrancisM12
3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jsalz21
3.72/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jwale73
3.84/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle served in a Spiegelau pilsner glass. Color is a dull, burnt orange with a tight, one-inch, bright white head. Clarity is slightly hazy. Nose expresses wort and earthy/herbal/floral hops notes. Taste consistent with nose with some residual corn sweetness that lingers at the finish Toasty malts also come out in the flavor profile, as well as some fruity esters. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body with a lively carbonation and a slight oiliness to the texture. I can't say that I've had too many examples of the style (Anchor Steam is the only one that immediately comes to mind); however, it seems more or less on par with the style notes.

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Photo of ledouge
3.82/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hypnotoad1
3.71/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PJCarnell
4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bogdawg
4.14/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of FrankLloydMike
4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of toadlife
4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smithj4
3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheBigBoy
2.9/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Urk1127
3.49/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KingQuinn
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KTCamm
3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

6/19/17...pours medium dark straw color, fluffy, 1/8th inch of white foam that settles down. Soft citrus nose, juicy fruit aroma. Subtle bitter. Soft lemon citrus taste. Chewy malt. Straws. bitter hangs out at the close. Tasty,.

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Photo of Hackattack
4.46/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This one has a unique taste for a lager beer. I am trying to remember a better tasting lager in my experience. It has a hoppy flavor with a slight sour touch in the aftertaste. This is really nice. The price was not TOO crazy, so I will get this again in the near future.

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4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bankboy66
2.96/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

A little too citrus-hop forward for me but I can totally get why this is well liked. Finishes better than it starts.

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4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ejimhof
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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East Coast Common Lager from Smuttynose Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 136 ratings