California Common Beer

Mixed/Hybrid - American

Style Description

  • Alcohol by Volume: 4 - 5.4%
  • IBU: 35 - 45
  • Color:   8 -   15 SRM
  • Original Gravity: 1.045 - 1.056
  • Final Gravity: 1.010 - 1.018

California Common Beer is light amber to amber in color and is medium bodied. There is a noticeable degree of caramel-type malt character in flavor and often in aroma. Hop bitterness impression is medium to medium high and is balanced with a low to medium-low degree of fruity esters and malt character and give an impression of balance and drinkability. Hop flavor and aroma is low to medium-low. California Common Beer is a style of beer brewed with lager yeasts but at ale fermentation temperatures. Diacetyl and chill haze should be absent.

The styles listed are based on the Brewers Association 2011 Style Guidelines published by Brewers Association with changes.