Brewers' Cut California Common | Real Ale Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Real Ale Brewing Company
Texas, United States

Style: California Common / Steam Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by gtermi on 02-08-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 50 |  Reviews: 7
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4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.59/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into pilsener
(best by 4/13/14; drank on 2/23/14)

L: hazy/clear but close to 100% clarity ... orange-gold with 3/4-inch white to offwhite head; nice color ... a bit orange and different; no major stick or lace

S: medicinal grain; dirt, mud ... earthy; grain

T: medicinal grain ... tastes cleaned out; grain bites on back end, but it's showing little to no malt or malt sweetness ... cracker at most; otherwise, lots of alcohol/medicine taste; as it warms and at its best, it's a solid grain bomb

F: solid all around, good carbonation

O: pains me to say it, but not great ... I love the fact that Real Ale tried to tackle a style almost nobody bothers with; Anchor Steam is a personal favorite; unfortunately, this brew had way too much of a medicinal/rubbing alcohol taste to it

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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5/5  rDev +28.5%

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5/5  rDev +28.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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5/5  rDev +28.5%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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3.91/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I really like Anchor Steam, but at $9.75 a six pack, I rarely buy it. This was only $7.25 at the local HEB, so I thought I'd give it a try. This is a very smooth beer, with good carbonation, yeasty bread flavor up front, floral hops, and just the right amount of bitterness. Dry and very refreshing on a 90 degree day. A good beer to start the summer with. I'll buy more over the next few months if it's available.

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not especially outstanding in appearance, but not bad either. Orange-tan and clear, without a large head or lots of lace, but not bad.

The aroma and flavor kind of reminded me of their wonderful Altbier, a good malty base and a nice bit of floral hops, combined with a lightly grassy / almost hay-like notes, finished off with a little bready biscuit and caramel malt notes.

Carbonation is about spot-on, despite the lack of head.

Damn drinkable, I'll say that for sure. Hard to keep from pounding that first one, as I was very thirsty after a long day! Certainly well crafted tho, RABC never lets me down. Because they're so good it makes it easy to buy local too.

The more I drink it, the more I want this to be a year-round beer. A buddy of mine who doesn't drink that much beer says "if this were how all beer tasted, I'd drink beer all the time." It's grown on us both. Dangerously delicious.

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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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Brewers' Cut California Common from Real Ale Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 50 ratings