Hey! We’re trying out the latest from North Brewing (formerly Bridge Brewing) here in Halifax Nova Scotia.
This is their take on the California Common, called the halifax common. This is a 5% ABV beer.
California Common can be classified as a Amber Hybrid with Achor Steam being the most common example used for this style. I am expecting North’s version to be amber to copper color, with earth & minty aroma & flavour. Malty & hoppy for a clean & dry finish. Somewhat similar to an American Pale Ale but earthy, not citrus.
Color: More dark straw to Golden color. Actually I like the looks of this, also cloudy.
Aroma: Zesty, maybe a bit of cumin smell with a hit of fruit.
Flavour: Spice, malt with hop dryness, maybe a bit of that lager aftertaste, could it be from the yeast used? No mint, but spice makes up for it.
Mouthfeel: Medium mouthfeel, not like a saison. This has a bit more weight to it. Moderate dryness at the end, crisp finish. Nothing overbearing, very nice.
I think this would go great with a pad thai, seafood that kind of thing only due to the spice flavour. I ended up liking this one a lot. Well done to the gang at North Brewing.