Tarnation California-Style Lager
Baxter Brewing Co.

Tarnation California-Style LagerTarnation California-Style Lager
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Style:
California Common / Steam Beer
Ranked #48
ABV:
5.3%
Score:
81
Ranked #41,805
Avg:
3.59 | pDev: 12.53%
Reviews:
35
Ratings:
235
From:
Baxter Brewing Co.
 
Maine, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  6
Gots
  75
SCORE
81
Good
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Reviews: 35 | Ratings: 235
Reviews by BeerAdvocate:
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #88 (May 2014):

Grainy, Biscuit, Level

This is what we need, more and more craft brewers coming out with extremely drinkable lagers. Baxter throws down with this tasty California Common that retains an impeccable balance. Not your typical lager but certainly worth a visit or few.

STYLE: California Common | ABV: 5.3% | AVAILABILITY: Year-round

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Brackh
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Pours a brownish color with little head. Very faint smell. A decent little lager. Malty and an easy finish. Nothing spectacular here. Overall good though.

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Photo of costanzo_mike
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of ContentmentDIPA
3.94/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of good4nik
4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of riderwbd
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Hootie159
3.74/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of DPiasecki
5/5  rDev +39.3%

Photo of LukeGude
3.6/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Cans from sampler pack. Solid beer with pizza.

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Photo of Patmccrea
3.38/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Accipiter290
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of Risenhower
3.72/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LutherBrau
3.49/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TimWakimika
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mpmcguire11
3.54/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reminds me a lot of a Boston lager

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Photo of Fitzy01
3.57/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of buzzarooski
3.16/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

LOOK: Nice Golden Color, White Foamy Head Disappears Quickly
SMELL: Subtle/Mild
TASTE: Good Over-All, Not Over-Powering, Slightly Bitter Finish
FEEL: Smooth and Mild Carbonation,

OVERALL: Good Solid Lager with above average ABV (5.3%) that Doesn't Over-Power You....I enjoyed It....and will Purchase it again....But I WON'T be Rushing Back To The Store for MORE.

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Photo of 31Sam13
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 603to843
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of jimboothdesigns
3.74/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a nice redish amber with a nice fine 2 plus finger head. Very nice smell and taste. Reminds me of an Octoberfest. Has a smooth malty taste and has a slight hop bitterness in the end. Not too sweet.

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Photo of xtonytx
3.11/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of I3eer
3.72/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of duffbeerco
2.76/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of Beergeron37
4.07/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Great lager during a hockey game!

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Photo of Gop
3.52/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Tarnation California-Style Lager from Baxter Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 235 ratings