District Common | Atlas Brew Works

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Atlas Brew Works
District of Columbia, United States
atlasbrewworks.com

Style: California Common / Steam Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by mpyle on 09-28-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
98
Reviews:
11
Avg:
3.67
pDev:
11.72%
 
 
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0
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Ratings: 98 |  Reviews: 11
Photo of MarvinSnyder
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Photo of Jeffreysan
4.3/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours a beautiful, golden, amber, color, with a finger and a half of white-colored head that dissolved away into a thin lacing of foam that completely covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Strong aromas of bready, toasted malt, imparting aromas of biscuits and freshly-baked sourdough bread. There are also aromas of caramel, black pepper and hits of orange peel. Quite nice.

Taste: Tasty! Lots of toasted malt up front, followed by some brown sugar and caramel-like sweetness, some spices of black pepper and thyme. Finally, the beer finishes with some pronounced, but, balanced, piney, slightly resin-like hops. It’s a very tasty beer.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, crisp and nicely effervescent as there’s quite a bit of carbonation to tickle the taste buds. With an ABV of 5.1%, there is no alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is quite a tasty beer. Malty, bready, with hints of spice and sweetness, and easy to drink. A very nice beer. Looking forward to trying other Atlas Brew Works beers. Recommended.

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Photo of RochefortChris
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of everythingiszen
4.1/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JLC60
4.01/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of zp6167a
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of HattedClassic
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of mpyle
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I felt it was the most drinkable of Atlas' current offerings, though all were nicely made. Going from memory.

Bright and clear with a nice white head, pale gold in color. A bit of spice hop in the aroma (Saaz hops). Fairly clean flavor profile with a bit of hop flavor, and definitely fairly assertive with the hop bitterness. Dries out a bit in the finish and definitely invites another swallow. Overall nicely done and incredibly drinkable. Kicking myself for not grabbing a growler of it when I visited today.

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Photo of AirBob
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kscaldef
4/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of MisledTitan
3.94/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rangerred
3.9/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dur921
3.86/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of daliandragon
3.84/5  rDev +4.6%
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.

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Photo of cliff1066
3.83/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Viperman1316
3.81/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of geryeb624
3.8/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of spycow
3.77/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of delta490
3.77/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours an orangey-amber with a nice creamy white head, that leaves just a smidge of lacing. The aroma is bready and earthy, as is the taste. The body is lightly carbonated with a little hops bite on the finish.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
3.77/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On draft at Thunderburger in D.C.

The beer is mostly clear and golden hued with a soft white head. Malt, biscuits and some mild hoppiness in the aroma. Easy drinking and clean. Refreshing with a dry finish. Light in body with zesty carbonation. A decent beer. I enjoyed my pint.

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Photo of petewheeler
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dcbeers
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of avisong
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dexterk1
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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District Common from Atlas Brew Works
3.67 out of 5 based on 98 ratings.
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