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Miner's Ruin | DESTIHL Brewery

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Illinois, United States

Style: California Common / Steam Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This 'California Common'-style beer was first brewed during the California Gold Rush when cold fermentation for lager yeast was not readily available due to lack of refrigeration, resulting in a highly effervescent beer. It is a hybrid style fermented with lager yeast but at warmer ale temperatures, with amber color, medium body, caramel malt flavor and aroma, medium-high hop bitterness balanced with medium-low fruity esters, hop flavor and aroma and malt character. The Gold Rush may be over, but at least this beer style lives on.

44 IBU

Added by emerge077 on 09-02-2008

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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 2
Photo of kylehay2004
3.62/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Trooper92292
3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Zuidman
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of Vixie
3.55/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a 6 ounce sampler glass. Appearance was orange and cloudy, reminded me of fresh apple cider.

Smell was on the fruity side, nice and sweet.

The taste reflected the smell, fruit was the main note, with a bit of spiciness. Had a nice hoppy finish that offset the sweeter flavors.

Mouthfeel was very solid, was almost on the thick side.

Overall was a decent beer, not your run of the mill brew. It reminded me a lot of an American wild ale, so if you like that style, give this one a try.

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Photo of emerge077
3.56/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Amber body, rapid carbonation, it's foam is pretty dense, and holds up for awhile. Aroma is nondescript, some clean grain notes.

Lightly toasted malt, bittersweet, with an earthy/leafy hop presence in the aftertaste. It contributes some mild bitterness. Ample carbonation, with a fairly light body. It could be considered as a session candidate, although it seemed fairly ordinary overall.

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Miner's Ruin from DESTIHL Brewery
Beer rating: 3.5 out of 5 with 5 ratings
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