Steamhead | Aviator Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Aviator Brewing Company
North Carolina, United States

Style: California Common / Steam Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by atsprings on 09-06-2009

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Ratings: 30 |  Reviews: 11
Photo of dbrauneis
3.68/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hman43
2.06/5  rDev -42.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Appearance is light amber.

Aroma is a wee bit malty.

Initial flavors of caramel malts and some off flavors.

The off flavors really threw me on this one. The combinations of ingredients did not work especially on the palate.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.6/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.21/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured on-tap at the Tap House and served in a shaker pint, the beer is a caramel coloring, with a sparse, filmy head. Nose of nut and honey, with roasted overtones. Flavors are more of the roasted character, with a honey and toast blend to follow. Richly sweet aftertaste, with caramel and honey notes on a smooth body. The finish is slightly dry, but slightly cloying.

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of blackie
3.62/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

growler, WF North Raleigh

a: growler poured into a short pint glass, deep maple stain in color, with a thin white head

s: toasty malt nose with grain and rich nuts, brown sugars, dark breads, hops with crisp grassy notes, after warming awhile some alcohol and spicy/sour (yeast?) aromas pull through, seems very aromatic for the style

m: carbonation on the lower side of the moderate range, seems a little light, with a medium body

t: toasted malts run through the palate with notes of nutmeat - especially pecan and walnut, clean base with toasted notes the dominant flavor, some slight dark sugars on the front end, earthy grass hop notes, the acidity is around moderate and really sticks out in its clean surroundings, finishing dry, earthy, and bitter

o: it’s a meatier california common than most, it’s been awhile since I’ve had an Anchor Steam, but this one seems to be a touch sweeter with much more toasted character, it grew on me after while - started out as a letdown but I came away liking it alright

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of discdueler
4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of wedge
3.65/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

@ Aviator Tap House

Clear amber colored brew under a small, wispy white head. Smells mild and pleasant: sweetish doughy malt and herbal/floral hops with a little bit of caramel and a somewhat buttery element. Light herbal, leafy hop flavor over cereal grain and warm biscuit malt. Medium bodied and bitter in the finish. Enjoyable on a very warm late spring night.

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of daliandragon
4.03/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a growler today at the brewery for the "big game". I like Califoria Common beers in general, they just taste so clean and smooth, like an American version of a Kellerbier, and you just don't see that many breweries try it.

Very pretty medium copper color with a nice white head and plenty of sticky lace once it subsides. Nose is fresh biscuit malt and a little touch of floral hops.

Taste is bready but also fruity, maybe apples or pears. Some decent noble hops. Smooth mouthfeel without too much carbonation. Very easy to drink. Plenty of kick too at 6.1, although the chalkboard at the brewery said 5.8. What's .3 between friends? Not outstanding but very nice, with a lot of flavor for the style in my opinion. Solidly made less than eight miles from my door. Sweet...

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Photo of usafboy
4.72/5  rDev +30.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance- Dark Gold handed to me with a gorgeous overflowing head (didn't care) at the Aviator Brewing company very appealing.

Smell- Light and crisp. My first California Common so not sure how to categorize it.

Taste- Malty and fruity left a great aftertaste that didn't seem bitter at all.

Mouthfeel- Fluffy?

Overall- Like I mentioned my first steam beer and it was suprisingly fruity and tasted great. Still not very good at reviewing so take this with a grain of salt, but not the beer because its perfect the way it is!

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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Steamhead from Aviator Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.61 out of 5 with 30 ratings