Pomona Queen | Last Name Brewing

Pomona QueenPomona Queen
BA SCORE
22.8%
Liked This Beer
3.22 w/ 57 ratings
Pomona QueenPomona Queen
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Last Name Brewing
California, United States
lastnamebrewing.com

Style: California Common / Steam Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by DoubleJ on 07-19-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,591
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
57
Liked:
13
Avg:
3.22/5
pDev:
20.81%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
14
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 57 |  Reviews: 18
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.08/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

On tap at Dale Brothers Brewery in Upland, CA.

Pours a clear orange with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and biscuit aromas. Taste is much the same with grain and caramel flavors on the finish. There is a very mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an average beer that is drinkable but nothing really stands out about it.

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Photo of GRG1313
2.58/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Pours a lovely clear amber with a short and short lasting white head.

Nose is pleasant "floral yeast" and hints of fruit, a light perfume character.

Mouthfeel is thin and without character.

Flavors are weak, thin and uneventful. A bit of yeast, some light malt and some light bitter. Well balanced but without anything "special." Weak, unflavorful finish with no character or identifying trait.

An uneventful drink. No reason to try again.

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Photo of t0rin0
2.75/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of SocalKicks
3/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of LXIXME
3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of womencantsail
3.3/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a golden color with a white head. Strong yeast aroma with some bready malt and a pronounced graininess. A little bit of grass and floral hop aroma. The flavor is sort of bland. It’s just sort of sweet with a little bit of malt flavor. It’s mostly just grainy and bland.

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Photo of Gobzilla
3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of DoubleJ
3/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Described as an amber lager in the California Common style per the Dale Bros Brewery, I have my hands on a bomber of one. From Walnut Liquorette to my house, on to the beer:

Pale orange color with a clearish body and a thin white head that slowly fizzes away. Clean aroma, some pale malt sweetness and little else. The taste starts off and remains somewhat pleasant. Earthy upfront, then clean notes of hops come into play. As bits of caramel are detected, the grains leave a drying finish. It becomes a bit sloppy with a cooked cereal note and a mildly thin undercarbonated body at the end.

Not too bad, though its loose ends could be tightened.

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Photo of Mora2000
3.18/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a light amber color with a white head. The aroma is toffee and earthy hops. The flavor is toffee, earth and some citrus hops. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Nothing special here, but nothing too offensive either.

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Photo of Zorro
2.63/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Clear amber colored lager per the name, next to no head formation though.

The smell is sweet and buttery with a slight apple aroma. Decent malt but next to no hop aroma.

The taste starts out sweet and malty with a butter flavor and a bit of astringent grain husk flavor. Mild bitterness but the butter is bugging me. Doesn't really taste like a lager.

Mouthfeel is OK.

Not that great, this is almost a drain pour for me, would market better as a British Pale Ale.

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Photo of jdhilt
2.52/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours a one finger white head that fades quickly leaving no lace. Light carbonation and light-medium bodied. Almost clear amber color. Nose has hints of light piney hops. Flavor is mildly hoppy, indistinct. Dry piney finish. $4.49 for a 22oz bottle from Liquorama Upland, CA.

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Photo of akang
3/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of FosterJM
3.01/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

206th review on BA
tap to pint @ Vince's Spaghetti in Pomona, CA

App- A nice coppery color in the glass with a 1/2 in head. The waitress knew how to pour a pint.

Smell- Not too much here. Some small hops and some light malt.

Taste- A nice malt with a touch of spice I guess. I know its a steam beer and I have only had two of them so the flavor profile is a bit off to me.

Mouth- A bit light on the feel with a medium kind of heavy carb level. A bit thick.

Drink- 2nd time ive had this beer. 1st time on draft. Wasn't too bad, wasn't too good. Just a nice run of the mill beer.

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Photo of Furlinator
3/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of beerpadawan
3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of Smarty_Pints
3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of jmccraney
3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of CEDAMA
2/5  rDev -37.9%

Photo of qcghost
3.63/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of steve8robin
2.6/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Got this beer from a good friend. 22oz bottle...

A: A deep clear ruby red with a 1 inch off-white head that fades at a decent pace. Very good.

S: Kind of a light wheat scent. A light, mild, earthy hop. Kind of a trend with this brewery. Weak scents. Eh.

T: A light breadiness with a watery taste in the middle. Not much on the backend. Eh.

M: Light body with a light carbonation. A clean crisp finish. Eh.

D: Goes down so easy, like water.

All in all, this sucks. No worries about this one. I am starting to think that this brewery wants to be Budweiser. No flavors, just water.

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Photo of 31Sam13
3.75/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is a bitter, dry beer that has nothing in common with other beers of the style. Get the pun. It is drinkable but not great and is kind of expensive.

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3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of BalancingBrooms
3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of MiScusi
2.84/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at Pacific Wine Cellar in Upland, CA.

A- pours a pretty clear light golden color. Not much head from the pour, though some can be regenerated.

S- Smells somewhat reminiscent of the macro lagers with a bit of adjuncty type sweetness.

T- Not sure if their base was pilsner malt or if they used a lot of corn in this or what but it comes off very lagerish with a fairly generous amount of crystal malt giving it a good backing of sweetness as well.

M- light and fizzy. A little less in body than anchor steam to compare to the same style, but not horrible.

D- Would have enjoyed just a touch more hops in this, didn't find them anywhere. Kinda felt unbalanced towards adjuncts like a macro lager or something with caramel malt added.

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Photo of Ryancthomas7
3/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Pomona Queen from Last Name Brewing
Beer rating: 22.8% out of 100 with 57 ratings
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