Filed under: California Common (lager glass), Flying Dog | Tags: amber, brilliant, corn, crisp, dry, enjoyable, flowery, great work, hoppy, malt, nutty, smoky, stunning, surprising, varied, wheat, woody, yellow
RateBeer rating: 43
Calories: estimated at 150 C
Volume: 12 fl oz
Glass: Lager Glass
Purchased at: Varsity Liquors, Princeton, NJ
Price: $1.33 as part of mixed pack sampler.
Consumed at: home
First Impression: Not your typical american lager. Delicious surprising hops depth, dark bitter finish, and very nice color.
Aroma is slightly flowery, hops and malt. Woody.
Visuals include a beautifully varied yellow, pale, amber body. Depth is variable, and visually stunning. Very clear and brilliant.
Taste is surprising; roasted toasted, nutty, smoky, wheat, corn, and malt. Clearly distinguishable from the average lager.
Palate is roof of mouth, crisp, dry, actively carbonated, with a long, dark, very nice bitter finish.
Second Impression. This is quite enjoyable, and I was taken by surprise, because I expected a much less enjoyable beer, not because of the brewery, but because of the style. Great work, as per the usual, Flying Dog.
Aroma: 8 out of 10
Visuals: 5 out of 5
Taste: 8 out of 10
Palate: 4 out of 5
Overall: 16 out of 20
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