Coastal Common | Heater Allen Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Heater Allen Brewing
Oregon, United States
heaterallen.com

Style: American Amber / Red Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
1.012 BG, 5.0%, 36 IBU, 9.0 SRM

Added by msubulldog25 on 01-01-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
37
Reviews:
21
Avg:
3.71
pDev:
14.82%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 37 |  Reviews: 21
Photo of brandenandersen
2.42/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Poured from 22 oz bottle into a .5L stein. Bottle date 2/08/16.
Hazy, rich amber color with a luscious, creamy head.
Aroma is polarized, with toast and honey malt aromas and some orange hop aromas.
Flavor is light honey and biscuit, with a strong soapy bitterness that lingers well into the next sip. For a style that is supposed to be smooth, this one far missed the mark.
Mouthfeel has a medium body with medium carbonation and bitterness lingering on the pallet—but not astringent.
Overall, bitterness is way too high for this to be an enjoyable beer. Default to their pils, or any other one.

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Photo of yeaprolly
3.93/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gilmango
4.09/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Aleforme
3.99/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kmat10
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JamLand
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HoppySeb
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Rick778
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of ricke49
3.66/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

always a favorite all summer long. A great beer with satisfying maltiness and a surprising level of hop bitterness. low ABV so enjoyable as a session brew. heater Allen really knows how to put together great lagers.

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Photo of Osskjc
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of sanford_and_son
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of cestlavie
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of VanKieft
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of mactrail
2.76/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

The appearance is attractive enough, with the coppery, orange amber color. Head is on the short side and evaporates before long. Plenty of spritz on the tongue. Aroma

This is so bitter, especially for the lack of aromatic hop flavors. Flavors revolve around murk, muck, and some kind of burnt herbs. I keep thinking of wood, but maybe it's more furniture polish. Aftertaste gets more and more medicinal and I just want it to go away.

This beer leaves me confused. I mean, what is is? I just don't get what they were trying to do. It seems well made for the other attributes but the harsh mouth-scraping bitter gunkiness makes this just undrinkable. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Bine & Vine in San Diego.

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Photo of Kurmaraja
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of TaborTime
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of KDawg
3.78/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into a pilsner glass. Pours a nice amber/gold color with a small head.

Nice and balanced aromas of citrus, grains, and some noble hops.

Very good medium feel that is very smooth. Nice and balanced with a nice bit of citrus and grains.

A really nice common. Balanced with good citrus notes on both the aromas and taste.

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Photo of nmann08
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of DefenCorps
4.46/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from Belmont station. This has been a long time coming. Review #1800

Pouring a clear copper amber with a thick, persistent, off-white head that leaves gorgeous lacing, this beer looks perfect. The nose is similarly excellent. Exceptionally balanced with a soft, delicate Vienna malt aroma, bready, slightly toasty, and some caramel and burnt sugar notes. The hop character is similarly excellent. A blend of earthy, lemony, zesty and minty German hops with the more pungent Cascade grapefruit notes, and its associated chalkiness, this smells great. A mild yeast character, mildly fruity, is also apparent. Excellent.

The palate opens moderately bitter, with a blend of grapefruit zest, mint and grassy/earthy German hops, and with some really nice malt character. Delicately layered, with dough, bread, toast, caramel and burnt sugar, the balance is exceptional. The steam beer approach used with this beer does lend a mild fruitiness and a mild heft to the palate. Drying on the finish with a lingering fresh, snappy, mildly oily hop bitterness and a doughy and caramel-like flavor, this beer is a treat on the palate. Medium light in body with an extraordinary soft but firm carbonation, this beer is crisp and clean, managing to be both, refreshing and satisfying.

At the risk of sounding elitist, this is a wonderful treat for fans of nuanced beers. This is probably my favorite Vienna lager yet, and sure makes up for my missing another German beer fest at Maxs.

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Photo of vkv822
3.8/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle into tulip snifter.

Pours a golden orange with a foamy off white head and decent lacing.

A pleasant aroma of grassy hops and a bready, biscuit malt backing.

A strong malty backbone accented by light grassy hops.

A medium body with a medium level of carbonation.

Fairly simple and straight-forward but still quite enjoyable and easy drinking. Another solid lager from Heater Allen.

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Photo of loren01
3.45/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a cloudy amber color, frothy white head with good lacing
S: Sweet and bready. Also some fruit in there as well as herbal/grassy hop scent
T: Bready malth up front followed by sharp herbal hop bitterness.
M: Medium bodied beer, finishes dry
O: Good drinkable full flavored lager, would buy this again.

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Photo of boralyl
3.86/5  rDev +4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a clear copper/amber color with an inch of creamy white head. The head has nice retention and leaves generous lacing.

S - Upon first whiff I get some malty sweetness. Some fruity hops make themselves noticed upon a 2nd inhale.

M - Light to medium on body with moderate carbonation and a nice smooth creamy finish.

T - A little bit of malty sweetness up front followed by some fruity hops. The hops complement the beer, but by no means are the main highlight. The beer completes with some biscuity malts and a clean lager finish.

A very well made lager, however I was expecting a little more malt flavor. The beer is very clean and the fruity hops complement the malts. I'm looking forward to trying their other lagers.

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Photo of seanthornton152
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of PaulStoneAnchor
3.7/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: It pours with a light spacing of foam, but pretty much no head. It has a golden amber color as well.

Smell: It has some light malt aromas and some bready malts. Not too much aroma.

Taste: It has a great woody, earthy hoppiness, with a slighty malt backbone, with some nice lager yeast notes.

Mouthfeel: It has a great mouthfeel, it has a great medium carbonation and nice creaminess.

O: Overall, this beer is a pretty good interpretation of a Steam beer, except with a lot more hops. I really enjoyed how it was a bit more rich and hoppy than malty like a regular Steam beer. I definitely enjoyed the yeast notes and woody, earthy hoppiness. Definitely would buy again, and also it was a great buy at $4.50!!

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Coastal Common from Heater Allen Brewing
3.71 out of 5 based on 37 ratings.
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