914. John Harvard's Centennial Common Ale

914. John Harvard's Centennial Common Ale

Jadyn and I went to John Harvard's for drinks on November 7th. The place was packed with what looked to be Harvard parents, but we were lucky enough to get seats at the bar. I started with their new California Common style beer, which I hadn't had before. I also had a pint of their Bitter on cask.

Beer Stats:
Brewery: John Harvard's Brew House
Alcohol: ?
Serving: Tap
Style: California Common / Steam Beer, BJCP Style Guide

Appearance: 3.5 | Smell: 3.0 | Taste: 3.5 | Mouthfeel: 4.0 | Drinkability: 4.0

Overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, pale, straw color. Topped by a bright, white head that fades to a film leaving sheets of lace. The aroma is light overall. There's a crisp grassiness, and a hint of citrus on the swirl.

Bready malts upfront, citric notes in the center, and an herbal bitterness in the finish. Light-bodied, but the carbonation gives it a nice crisp character.

Definitely drinkable, a bit lacking in well rounded flavor though.

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