District Common
Atlas Brew Works

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Atlas Brew Works
District of Columbia, United States
California Common / Steam Beer
Ranked #22
Ranked #27,446
3.55 | pDev: 11.55%
Jun 23, 2022
Sep 28, 2013
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Reviewed by VABA from Virginia

3.71/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a clear amber color with a nice head and lacing
Aroma has slight malt and hop hints
The taste follows the nose with a malt and hop flavor
A light bodied decently carbonated beer
A good Lager
Jun 23, 2022
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Reviewed by GarrettB from Colorado

2.01/5  rDev -43.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2
April 12th, 2016 - I've never heard of a "Common Style Lager" and I don't think it's in the most recent BJCP but my best guess is that this belongs to some category or another of pale lager. And that initial sweetness upon opening the can of Corn Pops (do they still sell it in the cereal aisle?). The flavor is heavier, but still sweet and syrupy that, like a traveling carnival, ruins the cleanliness of the style. And the aftertaste accents this, with just a touch of hops to remind me this is a beer and not a soda.
Aug 20, 2020
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Reviewed by woodychandler from Pennsylvania

4.06/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
As I CANtinue with New DELMARVA (+ DC) Beer Sunday (Week 774), I'd like to give a shout-out to my local, in-person beer trader, @tone77 who dropped this CAN off for me a while back. Actually, I think that I also scored one while visiting my aunt & uncle at one point, but credit where credit is due. The CANQuest (tm) is an awesome thing!

From the CAN: "Beer Brewed In the District"; "Science of District Common[:] Pair With[:] * Lemon Chicken * Local Oysters * Pork Medallions[;] 12° P[,] 20 IBU[,] 8 SRM"; "Hancock Fountain Pen[:] Uncovered in the catacombs of Beacon Hill, the Hancock estate of Boston, this pen scratched the first signature of a new nation, and forever transformed our forefathers from British Heretics to Brave Heroes."

I beCAN with a Crack! of the vent, followed by a slow, gentle C-Line Glug into the awaiting glass. I was deeply heartened as it foamed up to form just under two fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, tawny head with very good retention. Color was an oh-so-slightly-hazy Amber (SRM = > 7, < 9). Nose was VERY malty, more bready than biscuity, with a pronounced nuttiness, like almonds. Think almond cake! Mmm. Mouthfeel was rather full, almost syrupy, HUGE for a Lager! The taste had a nutty sweetness, more like a Vienna Lager than whatever I was expecting from the nose. I'd like to revise to almond biscotti as opposed to almond cake. The almond flavor remained prevalent throughout, but the maltiness was drier and more biscuity than the nose had led me to expect. Finish was semi-dry & still rather malty. This seemed to cry out for a pretzel acCANpaniment. YMMV.
Dec 23, 2019
Rated: 3.59 by midlifec from Michigan

Aug 03, 2019
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Reviewed by Tripel_Threat from Michigan

3.77/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from can to shaker pint. Golden and cloudy. Soapy lacing. Bready, peppery, crackery, with some lemony goodness peeking through. Dryish finish, clean.
May 24, 2019
Rated: 3.62 by drummerdwzp from Connecticut

Feb 23, 2019
Rated: 3.5 by bpfrush from Wisconsin

Sep 28, 2018
Rated: 3.5 by BeerDreadz from Florida

Jul 22, 2018
Rated: 3.27 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

May 08, 2018
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Reviewed by Stevedore from Oregon

3.65/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
12oz can, about 2 months old (freshest I could find in DC). Poured into a pint glass. Pours a slightly opaque, cloudy darker golden-copper body, one finger white head, good retention and no lacing. Smell is crisp bready malt, mineral, floral notes, a bit grainy. Flavour follows, very drinkable and approachable bready sweetness, touch of floral, a bit of lemon zest, but ultimately mineral and malt sweetness dominates. Although, it's not cloying or too sweet, given the grassy/floral bite the hops provide. Mouthfeel is lighter bodied, good depth, easy to drink and appropriately carbonated. Good summer beer for sure, an appropriately balanced lager with a good malt character in the background.
Mar 21, 2018
Rated: 4 by ArnoldBlumenthal from Maryland

Mar 13, 2018
Rated: 3.48 by djembeist from Virginia

Jan 06, 2018
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Reviewed by MrOH from Malta

3.91/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Slightly hazy, orangish gold with a big just-off white head. Good retention, nice lace
Smells like bready malt, a bit herbal, a bit citrusy
Soft, bready malt flavor, hint of herbs and citrus, nice slightly bitter finish with a whiff of sulphur
Medium bodied
Drinkable enough, but with enough heft to let you know you had a beer.
Dec 23, 2017
Rated: 3.5 by edthehead from New York

Dec 18, 2017
Rated: 3.33 by kevintaraross from Maryland

Nov 19, 2017
Rated: 3.35 by Zazzi82 from Tennessee

Oct 31, 2017
Rated: 3.53 by sjones5045 from Pennsylvania

Oct 29, 2017
Rated: 3.68 by Hopfenpeter from Maryland

Sep 23, 2017
Rated: 3 by R11415 from New York

Aug 16, 2017
Rated: 4.12 by Aichelberger from Maryland

Jul 18, 2017
Rated: 3.54 by ssimpson89 from Illinois

Jun 17, 2017
Rated: 3.9 by rangerred from Tennessee

May 25, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by RochefortChris from North Carolina

May 09, 2017
Rated: 2.97 by MICAMD from Maryland

Apr 24, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by LukeB from Virginia

Mar 24, 2017
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Reviewed by daliandragon from Maryland

3.84/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Another underappreciated style, in my opinion. Pours light amber with golden highlights. Head poofs down to nothing almost instantlt. Nose is citrus, ciscuit and caramel.

Malt driven, obviously, with a thin texture and lots of carbonation. Simple but interesting, with lemon lezt in the aftertaste. I can see this going nicely with seafood or chicken, in place of white wine. Also, this would fit well in very hot weather. Unfortunately, there is snow on the ground at the moment. Worth a try.
Mar 14, 2017
Rated: 3.83 by cliff1066 from Virginia

Feb 10, 2017
Rated: 3.5 by duvel1979 from District of Columbia

Feb 09, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by reizorc from Pennsylvania

Jan 16, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by warpedrevolution from Illinois

Jan 16, 2017
Rated: 3.55 by woodchipper from Connecticut

Aug 13, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by khargro2 from Tennessee

Aug 13, 2016
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Reviewed by tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of toasted malts, some citrus hops. Taste is toasted malts, light hops, crackers. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a smooth and highly refreshing beer that I could easily drink several of.
Jul 23, 2016
Rated: 3.69 by kgammell1 from Maryland

Jul 03, 2016
Rated: 3.68 by srw from Virginia

Jun 26, 2016
Rated: 3.68 by rjd722 from Maryland

Jun 11, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by SaisonRichBiere from Michigan

May 02, 2016
Rated: 3.6 by AD17 from New Jersey

Apr 26, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by jordanian2 from Maryland

Apr 24, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by petewheeler from Maryland

Apr 17, 2016
District Common from Atlas Brew Works
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 119 ratings