Tarnation California-Style Lager
Baxter Brewing Co.

Tarnation California-Style LagerTarnation California-Style Lager
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Baxter Brewing Co.
Maine, United States
California Common / Steam Beer
Ranked #15
Ranked #26,415
3.57 | pDev: 12.61%
Aug 01, 2022
Mar 04, 2014
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Rated: 3.25 by LAM01833 from Massachusetts

Aug 01, 2022
Rated: 3.54 by Jonnybgood from Massachusetts

Nov 23, 2019
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Rated by LukeGude from Iowa

3.6/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Cans from sampler pack. Solid beer with pizza.
Apr 01, 2018
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Reviewed by nhdjinn from New Hampshire

4.19/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
color - golden copper
Smell - grassy and something else I cant identify. meh
taste - surprised - soft caramel with slight sweetness - hop finish very balanced bitterness of and English ESB ale
Feel - Good moth feel. nice head retention
Overall a very enjoyable beer you can crush. Like a ESB crossed with a steam beer
Dec 03, 2017
Rated: 3.5 by PJCarnell from Massachusetts

Sep 19, 2017
Rated: 4.07 by Karenremom from New York

Aug 23, 2017
Rated: 3.39 by FrancisM12 from New Jersey

Jul 17, 2017
Rated: 3.94 by Kayakguy from Massachusetts

Jul 05, 2017
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Reviewed by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
This was poured into a pilsener glass. The appearance was a semi-bronzed orange to amber color with a one to two finger white foamy head that dissipated within less than about a minute. Lacing speckled the glass nicely. The smell started off with sweet grassy to a colorful caramel/toffee maltiness rolling in to balance decently. The taste was moderately malty sweet with an underscore of the caramel/toffee running into the grassiness balancing on in to the aftertaste and leading into the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a decent sessionability about it. Carbonation, uh...what carbonation, as its barely there, its really smooth and gives off a nicely done creaminess to it. Overall, for a California common, its a bit different, me I don’t mind it. Its definitely a food beer, I could see myself having this again.
Jun 15, 2017
Rated: 3.54 by tbeer40 from New Jersey

Apr 17, 2017
Rated: 3.53 by Timtac from New Jersey

Jan 11, 2017
Rated: 3.67 by T-34-85 from New York

Jan 09, 2017
Rated: 3.9 by vdub191 from Rhode Island

Nov 01, 2016
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Reviewed by Beric from Massachusetts

3.66/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Serving: August 2016
Served: From the can

Another bad can design from Baxter. I wanted to like this beer more than I actually did- this ended up just being a regular old beer. Nicely drinkable for sure, but there were enough hops in it to give it a pinch of awkward bitterness and flavor. Nonetheless, a beer that has its place and one I certainly didn't mind, but not one I would seek out.
Sep 19, 2016
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Reviewed by Bierliebhaber3 from Massachusetts

3.47/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
This California common style lager pours a slightly brownish orange color with a fairly large foamy white head. The smell is very mild, but has some faint malt and yeast scents. The flavor is pretty basic with grains and yeast coming through and a slightly bitter piney hop aftertaste. The finish is quite dry. The body is on the light end of medium. There’s not a whole lot to say about this one. It’s a pretty standard lager, nothing offensive, but nothing too interesting either, definitely not as good as Anchor Steam. Maybe not the worst beer in the Baxter summer variety pack that I got, but not the best either.
Jul 24, 2016
Rated: 3.79 by kewharton from Florida

Jul 04, 2016
Rated: 4.27 by skierson1 from New Hampshire

Jun 05, 2016
Rated: 3.28 by LostHighway from Minnesota

May 25, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by David19457 from New Jersey

May 20, 2016
Rated: 3.72 by I3eer from Massachusetts

May 12, 2016
Tarnation California-Style Lager from Baxter Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 237 ratings