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Snake River Brewing Company & Brewpub
Style | ABV
California Common / Steam Beer
The California common lager style was originally developed in the late 19th century by German immigrants during the Gold Rush. Wanting to make a homestyle lager, but not having the refrigeration needed to ferment at cold temperatures, they developed a special strain of lager yeast that would ferment at 60* to 64* Fahrenheit. Our Firehole Steam uses this same strain of yeast. Firehole Steam is a signature beer of Rudy Borrego and is named after the Firehole River and the steam-producing thermal features of the greater Yellowstone basin.
(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-26-2006)
Ratings & Reviews
| Reviews: 1
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
on-tap at the brewpub in Jackson
appearance: served in a shaker pint, rich amber body, light off-white foam
smell: caramel malts, fresh apple
taste: the california common style is intriguing in theory but typically doesnt do a whole lot for me as a beer - firehole steam has a nice dry malt base and offers up flavors of caramel apple, toasted grain, and wood. A decent example of the style, but nothing overly special.
mouthfeel: medium body
Serving type: on-tap
07-07-2011 18:19:55 |
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