Commonwealth Brewing Company

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Commonwealth Brewing Company
Virginia, United States
European Pale Lager
3.78 | pDev: 7.67%
Aug 16, 2020
Sep 13, 2015
Pale Belgian malt unites with noble hops from Czech and Styria creating a clean, golden lager with a hint of malt sweetness followed by a refined and balanced finishing bitterness.

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Rated: 3.79 by SierraFlight from Virginia

Aug 16, 2020
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Reviewed by BJB13 from Maryland

3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
16 ounce can poured into a Pilsner glass.

Pale gold, brilliant body showing fast rising bubbles. The two finger white fizzy head totally disappears in about a minute, unfortunately taking all aroma with it. What I could snatch when there was foam present was malty grain and light bread, close to toast. The flavor is fairly clean and dry with a bit of malt sweetness tasting of toast and cereal grain. Hop flavor and bitterness are low, more prevalent towards the finish and tasting lightly floral and fruity. The mouthfeel, which seems on for a Euro or International Pale Lager, is light-medium and crisp with medium-high carbonation coming with a little tongue bite. Refreshing and easy drinking, no problem enjoying a few of these on a hot day.
Jun 07, 2020
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Reviewed by DrMullet from Florida

3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a clear medium golden color with moderate head.
Smell is sweet malt with a mild floral aroma.
Taste is an excellent blend of malt and hops. Bready with a little more malt than hop.
Surprisingly smooth and refreshing for being so neutral in taste.
May 23, 2020
Rated: 3.89 by dbrauneis from North Carolina

Feb 21, 2020
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that died down but never completely faded away.
S: Moderate aromas of floral and herbal hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and tastes very botanical with lots of flavors of floral hops. There is a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and clean on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I found this beer to be quite flavorful for an Euro Pale Lager and had the amount of aromas and flavors you would expect from an APA or an IPA.

Serving type: can
Feb 21, 2020
Rated: 3.99 by CavemanRamblin from North Carolina

Jul 18, 2018
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Rated by selecter70 from Massachusetts

4.21/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Decent hard to find stateside. Von Trapp is my go to but these guys rock it too!
May 27, 2018
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Reviewed by Smakawhat from Maryland

3.82/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Poured from the can into a Libbey style pilsner glass.

Pale brass body color, with some very good clarity. Good amount of carbonation, just a little and not overly excessive, mixing in cola and pin head sized bubbles. Soapy but thick bleach white head, and good staying power. Pretty solid nice looking lager.

Nice decent aroma. Crisp nose, a bit of sensing sweet malts, touches possibly a little bit honey sweetness also but not sure. Muted sense of herbal hops, making a nice addition to a good malt backbone aroma.

Interesting palate. A bit of a wet mouthfeel, not like a typical pils in feel, but flashes a little watery. Still the palate makes a decent splash, touches of chewy like malts, not quite bready though. Finishs quite herbal for a good hop punch with lots of spicy green herb touches. Not much of a yeast quality that I can discern, probably sticking to neutral by design, and manages to keep away from real pasty sticky qualities too.

Interesting take on the use of Belgian pale malts. Sort of makes for an easy drinking but less flavorful and rounded lager though. But a solid decent beer.
May 13, 2018
Rated: 3.6 by vabeerguy from Virginia

Mar 24, 2017
Rated: 4.01 by Feel_the_Darkness from Virginia

Jan 20, 2017
Rated: 3.27 by VeganUndead from Virginia

Jul 24, 2016
Rated: 3.03 by beerrat from Virginia

Jun 25, 2016
Rated: 3.88 by AMCPhD from Virginia

Jan 08, 2016
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Reviewed by clayrock81 from Florida

3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
NOTE: This beer is billed by the brewer as a Belgian Lager. I could not choose this as beer type so selected closest style.
Poured a clear, seethru golden body with minimal head and lace and had a light pils malt aroma that also had some grainy hops. Light bodied, real easy to drink as it's smooth and has a balance between sweet yeast notes, pils malt sweetness and some crisp hops that give off a grainy, slightly dry finish. Not a lawnmower beer but one that you could have on a summer day without being weighed down.
Sep 13, 2015
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