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Catahoula Common | Gnarly Barley Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Gnarly Barley Brewing Company
Louisiana, United States | website

Style: California Common / Steam Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by EgadBananas on 05-18-2014

BEER STATS
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
46
Avg:
3.75
pDev:
29.33%
 
 
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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 46
Photo of BigGold
3.53/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

First had poured from 1/2 growler into (jelly jar) mug. This is not an innovative new lager style a la Jack's Abby, but Catahoula Common is a very solid lager, from a promising new Louisiana brewery.

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Photo of Mwiggi1
3.51/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I might have gotten a bad batch, but beer was very average. Had a distinct starsan taste. Edited review, initial was definitely from an infected beer.

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Photo of Bull542
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Easy drinking brew. Only served on tap. Easily replaces those big breweries versions. If you're looking for a craft crossover or are just being introduced to craft beers then this is for you.

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Photo of jmdrpi
4.1/5  rDev +9.3%

Draft pour in a shaker pint glass.

A bit hazy, yellow orange in color, foamy white head. mild aroma, slightly sweet. Same with taste. Grainy malt, cracked corn, a bit of earthiness, some noble hops? Medium body and carbonation. Very easy to drink, and nice mild flavor. Great for a hot New Orleans day.

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Photo of douglasbarbin
3.77/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Opaque and unfiltered. Color is somewhere between dark copper and light amber. Average amount of white lacing.

S: Malty. Lots of esters, so there is some citrus fruit and floral notes in the nose as well.

T: Surprisingly flavorful for being only 22 IBU. Lots of fruity ester flavor against a solid malt backbone. I wasn't expecting to like this one, but I did. That being said, I don't know that I'd drink a bunch of this beer. California Common isn't really my favorite style.

M: Chewy and malty. Definitely one of the least "dry" lagers I've ever had. Would probably be a little more drinkable if it were a little drier.

O: Overall, not bad. Flavor and smell are very good. It could be a little more drinkable, but it's definitely the most sessionable offering from Gnarly Barley.

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Photo of brewskifan55
3.7/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at The Red White and Brew, Hammond, LA.

A: An opaque light amber with off-white, one-finger head that lingered. Ample lacing.

S: Citrus-y sweet and malty.

T: Orange and lemon sweetness comes through with an aggressive malt background. Very sessionable. Smooth, well-balanced. A great summertime beer.

M: Medium with medium carbonation. Chewy.

O: A good offering from Gnarly Barley. A real crowd pleaser. Very inviting with ample drinking power.

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Catahoula Common from Gnarly Barley Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 6 ratings.
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