This beer is another selection that I picked up during my last trip to DC. I didn’t get a chance to visit the brewery last time, so maybe I’ll get to visit soon.
Style: California Common/Steam Beer
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “A quaffable California Common featuring biscuit malt and Czech Saaz hops. Inspired by the beers that accompanied America’s westward expansion, District Common is fermented using lager yeast at temperatures common to ale fermentation. The result is a pale, well-balanced beer combining crisp lager character with fruity ale notes. The clean grain bill provides a refreshing drinkability and supports late aroma additions of Czech Saaz hops. Pair with locally harvested oysters or roast pork medallions. This is no common beer!”
Random: This beer comes in at 20 IBUs.
The beer poured with half a finger of white head. It went away at a moderate pace with little lacing left behind on the glass. The body was slightly hazy and copper in color. There was moderate carbonation visible. The nose had notes of roasted grain and brown toast. There was biscuity notes as well. The taste started with some metal and tasted off. There was brown bread and a touch of nuttiness, but the metal twang took away from the other flavors. The body was light with moderate carbonation. It had a lengthy finish with metal. A can of this was $2, which came to $.17 per ounce. I think this may have been an old can of the beer, so I’d be willing to give it another shot, but otherwise this was unremarkable.
Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0