Commonwealth Brewing Company

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Commonwealth Brewing Company
Virginia, United States
3.79 | pDev: 5.8%
Oct 26, 2020
Sep 17, 2016
Very Good
Notes: A super crushable, smooth, lightly malt forward lager is the perfect beer for fall.
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Reviewed by dbrauneis from North Carolina

3.94/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Pours a clear golden amber in color with slightly heavier than moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising quickly from the bottom of the glass and moderate pale golden yellow + bright yellow + pale orange colored highlights. The beer has a two finger tall sudsy foamy light beige head that reduces to a large patch of very slightly mottled thin film covering the entire surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Slightly stronger than moderate aromas of toasted + caramel + bready + spicy rye malts with a light amount of caramel sweetness. Light to moderate aromas of herbal + earthy + grassy hops. Light aromas of lager yeast.

T: Upfront there are slightly stronger than moderate flavors of toasted + bready + caramel + spicy rye malts with a light amount of caramel sweetness. That is followed by light flavors of lager yeast. Finally there are light to moderate flavors of herbal + earthy + grassy hops which impart a light amount of bitterness which fades away fairly quickly leaving a clean finish.

M: Slightly heavier than light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly crisp upfront with a hint of dryness and a relatively clean finish.

O: Easy to drink with well hidden alcohol and a pleasantly crisp + clean mouthfeel without the excessive sweetness often found in American Oktoberfest beers. Enjoyable with the spicy rye malts and earthy + grassy + herbal hops.
Oct 26, 2020
Rated: 3.81 by SFNC from North Carolina

Oct 22, 2020
Rated: 4 by RBorsato from Virginia

Oct 16, 2020
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Rated by nick_perry from North Carolina

3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Solid Oktoberfest. Biscuit malt flavor. Slightly sweet. Strong carbonation with a foamy head. Finish is slightly bitter.
Oct 15, 2020
Rated: 3.77 by Boone757 from Virginia

Oct 08, 2020
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Reviewed by cjgiant from District of Columbia

3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
On tap:
A lighter fest bier, it’s basically golden, maybe dipping a toe into amber. White head is decent up front and keeps replenishing to a certain degree. Early lacing fades fairly quickly, but each glass tip brings a froth to the opposite side of the glass.

Nose has a decent spice aspect to the malt base. Moderate caramel sweetness with a rye/coriander type spice note.

Taste follows to a degree but has a more light Vienna lager aspect to it. There’s a hint of acid mid taste, fleeting, and the finish is more like I’m expecting with a drier, earthier lean (relative to the beer’s opening).

Feel is a bit light, but but a little more distracting is the carbonation seems a bit high. It doesn’t have the typical American sweetness, but lacks a certain robustness of flavor I’ve enjoyed from the German imports. It took a little warmth to appreciate, and I’m still on the fence.
Oct 25, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by bigred89 from Maryland

Oct 07, 2019
Rated: 4.13 by Feel_the_Darkness from Virginia

Jan 20, 2017
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Reviewed by clayrock81 from Florida

3.67/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured a clean orange body with an aroma that is grainy and bitter w/ a dry hoppiness. Light bodied and clean, the beer is easy to drink but unfortunately doesn't have much going on and ends finishing a tad bitter and dry as no sweetness to speak of.
Sep 26, 2016
Rated: 3.24 by VeganUndead from Virginia

Sep 17, 2016
Oktoberfest from Commonwealth Brewing Company
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 10 ratings