Workman Common Lager | Blue Pants Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Blue Pants Brewery
Alabama, United States
bluepantsbrew.com

Style: California Common / Steam Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by StuartCarter on 05-13-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
40
Reviews:
7
Avg:
3.44
pDev:
11.92%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
4
For Trade:
0
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jpuetz
4.5/5  rDev +30.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.27/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tone77
3.62/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a beige/amber color with a 1 inch head. Smell is very mild, some malts. Taste is not mild, caramel malts, hops, bready, a bit of citrus, tasty and highly sessionable. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall a good quality beer.

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of Washuffizi98
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of mattcrill
4/5  rDev +16.3%

Aroma: Light caramel notes up front. Slight earthy and woody hop notes as the beer is agitated. Clean fermentation character. Bready malt notes persist as the beer warms.

Appearance: Hazy dark amber pour with golden edges. Low off white head that retains well.

Flavor: Caramel, bready, and slight bread crust notes carry through. There is a firm and earthy hop bitterness along with slightly citrus hop flavors. Balance is to the earthy bitterness. Finish is clean and dry. Aftertaste is citrus and lingering with a definite American hop character.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with medium high carbonation. No astringency or alcohol heat.

Overall impression: Approachable and drinkable. Am "American-ized" California Common. Kind of funny to say that but I love the light "C" hop punch that distinguishes this from other classic examples. Well done!

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of Mojo
2.99/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 ounce bottle -> snifter

A - hazy medium amber with a foamy one inch head, good retention, and good lacing

S - very weak nose, mostly bready notes

T - starts off with a apple taste and caramel malt sweetness, and finishes with a hop bitterness. Rye is present as well. Unfortunately so is a big metallic note.

M - a little watery with carbonation that can produce some earth shaking belching.

O - this was a miss for me. I have liked every offering from Blue Pants so far, but this one was not up to par from what I have gotten used to from them.

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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of BryanCarey
3.23/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Hazy and unfiltered, this beer pours from the bottle to an orange/tan hue with a nose that presents scents of citrus, light spice, and light pine. There isn’t much head on this beer and it settles down rather quickly with only a slight amount of lacing.

With the taste, Workman Common Lager serves up flavors of crackers, bread, vegetables, some citrus, rye, and some earthy notes. The beer finishes with a slight bitterness but it’s kept in check by the sweeter components, resulting in a more or less balanced taste overall.

Workman Common Lager is Blue Pants Brewing’s answer to the California Common beer. It does have some similar traits, but its unfiltered, sediment- filled body makes it a beer all its own. I was less impressed with this beer after one bottle, but it has grown on me after a second helping and it now seems good enough to recommend. It’s not the greatest beer I have tried lately, but it has enough unique qualities to make it deserving of a sample.

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of CraigTravor
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of Mphis
3/5  rDev -12.8%

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of Volsdawg10
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of JMC0054
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of Golden32
2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

Photo of memphischas
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of Justinbshelton
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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Workman Common Lager from Blue Pants Brewery
3.44 out of 5 based on 40 ratings.
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