Common Good | Fullsteam Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fullsteam Brewery
North Carolina, United States
fullsteam.ag

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A sour mash “Kentucky Common” brewed with 100% North Carolina grain (six-row barley, rye, and corn) and fresh-pressed Newtown Pippin apples from Foggy Ridge Cider. Quick-aged in Maker’s Mark barrels.

Added by tdm168 on 02-13-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
38
Reviews:
5
Avg:
3.5
pDev:
19.43%
 
 
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0
Gots:
7
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Ratings: 38 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of Keene
3.31/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Curiosity about how this beer would age led me to hang on to a bottle for about 18 months. Deep garnet or chestnut brown in color with ruby highlights and a quick fading head that collapses into a thin, clingy ring of beige foam. Tannic and slightly musty in the nose with a fruity apple cider character and a trace of wood. Medium bodied and smooth on the palate, Common Good is sharp up front with an apple cider vinegar edge. The tartness fades into a pleasant flavor not unlike a red wine that adds to the drinkability of this beer. Interesting, distinctive, and approachable for a sour, but not necessarily one to cellar.

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Photo of Brandon632
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kylehay2004
3.52/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Aitkend
2.33/5  rDev -33.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Couldn't tell from the label but this is a sour ale. Wasn't sure what to expect but - for a sour it was tasty

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Photo of Bieniek30
2.56/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of drewone
3.59/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GRG1313
3.88/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mikeincharleston
4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of juicebox
3.99/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TrentPurcell
1.53/5  rDev -56.3%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.5

Ratchet. Very tart. Not a fan.

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Photo of Irish57
3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MacQ32
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dbrauneis
3.8/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear dark copper-ish amber in color with light to moderate amounts of gentle visible carbonation rising slowly from the bottom of the glass and moderate garnet red highlights. The beer has a finger tall fizzy foamy light beige head that slowly reduces to a medium thick film covering the majority of the surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light aromas of lacto sourness with a slightly lighter aroma of light fruit/apples. There is a very light aroma of nutty malts.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of caramel and nutty malts with a hint of sweetness. That is followed by light flavors of light fruit/apples and a bit of creaminess. Moderate flavors of tartness and light flavors of oak. No perceptible bitterness is present.

M: Light bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Crisp upfront and smooth in the finish. Light amounts of acidity present.

O: Not overly sour, pretty light to moderate flavor of tartness/sourness and fairly approachable for people just getting started with sours. Enjoyable and easy to drink with well hidden alcohol.

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Photo of Kegatron
3.46/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Yoda22
3.17/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of aleckpa
3.49/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JMC_TM
3.74/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DeadWalkerAir
4.28/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Love this take on the sour common

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of jaymo18
3.7/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of Falcone
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of WCW
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of cardsfan
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.74/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle picked up in an IP trade in May of 2014.

Surprisingly dark in color, this almost looks pitch-black. The head is light, foamy and plentiful, easily four-fingers high. Aggressive carbonation shoots upward steadily.

One smell of this and the brain will think cider, lots of apple is present. There's some graininess and aromas that suggest burnt caramel.Not as much going on here as I'd expect/hope.

Wow! This taste is very unique. Definitely heavy on the corn, but also kind of malty and bready. It reminds me of corn pancakes. I get hints of tart apple as well.

I wouldn't call this a sour, as it's only mildly tart, kind of like the driest of ciders. The carbonation is very bubbly, which again suggests a cider, but there's a heavy amount of grain that thickens this beer out.

I would agree this beer is uniquely American. Nothing like it and it has flavors that I very much associate with the US like corn and cider. It's not stunningly good, but it's tasty. I enjoyed it.

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Common Good from Fullsteam Brewery
3.5 out of 5 based on 38 ratings.
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