Tarnation California-Style Lager | Baxter Brewing Co.

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82
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233 Ratings
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Tarnation California-Style LagerTarnation California-Style Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Baxter Brewing Co.
Maine, United States
baxterbrewing.com

Style: California Common / Steam Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BEERMILER12 on 03-04-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
233
Reviews:
34
Avg:
3.62
pDev:
12.71%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
72
For Trade:
0
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5/5  rDev +38.1%

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5/5  rDev +38.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

Photo of mageek52
4.5/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A solid California Common Lager. Quite tasty.

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Photo of Hoppy_Time
4.42/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wiffler27
4.4/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours a dark amber with a thick white head.

smells like sweet malt and not much else. very plain aroma.

taste is fantastic. a full flavored malt-bodied lager. malt forward and full of it. great taste, very clean and plain but one of the best tasting lagers i've ever had. goes down smooth, easy drinking. great full bodied lager.

overall this is my first california common/ steam beer but i like it. it has a full body and pure taste. could easily be a pale ale. a great beer overall. Baxter brewing has made a great variety pack.

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Photo of Alexmc2
4.38/5  rDev +21%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Beer pours an absolutely crystal clear golden amber with two finger head. Smell is of lager yeast and toasted malt. Great lacing in the glass. Initial caramel malt sweetness finishing just a tad drier than the initial taste. Good carbonation level, very pleasant. Great beer, in a style that is so often overlooked.

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Photo of skierson1
4.27/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of jdauria
4.21/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Big fan of the Common/Steam style, and this is a great addition to the very small field. Light golden amber color which was a little lighter than I expected. Aroma was pure Steam beer, the minty, woody Northern Brewer hops were easily picked up was the nice biscuit like malt backbone. The taste was a home run, a nice fruity malt flavor from fermenting at ale temps with just enough of the hops coming through to balance the beer perfectly. Overall, in my opinion, this gives Anchor Steam a run for it's money. This will be a staple in my beer fridge!

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4.11/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beergeron37
4.07/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Great lager during a hockey game!

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4.07/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.03/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Oldejoe
4.03/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Looks. Slightly reddish golden hues, with a thin head.
Smell. Fresh slightly hoppy, slightly peachy? Nothing clear cut for me.
Taste. Mild gingery, malty start with a mildly dry hoppy finish.
Feel. Sparkley at the start, somewhat dry at the finish, medium light weight to the mouth feel.
Overall. Nice summer beer, especially if you need a break from all the IPAs

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of 31Sam13
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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Tarnation California-Style Lager from Baxter Brewing Co.
3.62 out of 5 based on 233 ratings.
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