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2001 Second Street
Davis CA 95618
Telephone: +1 530-758-8700
Hours: Sunday-Tuesday 11:30am-9:30pm, Wednesday-Thursday 11:30am-12:30am, Friday-Saturday 11:30am-10:30pm.
Brewer: Jay Prahl
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Notes

Visited: November 28, 1994

Opened: 1990

Annual Production: 10,000 bbl

Contributors: Siegfried Binge, Arash Shahzadi, Diane Crawford, Ralph Wells

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Updated: November 16, 2016

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  • 10.00% abv.
    • Date: November 28, 1994 (#627)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 16 points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Dark brown opaque. Not much head. Roasty aroma. Burnt flavor. No hint of alcohol. I'd call it a Porter if it were an ale...
    • Date: December 18, 1993 (#2528)
      Package: draught
      Place: Lyon's Brewery, Dublin CA
      Overall Impression
      DARK brown. CHOCOLATE. Fine body and head...Very nice indeed.
    • Date: December 12, 1992 (#2505)
      Package: draught
      Score: 14 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Closer to a Porter than a Doppelbock. Don claims it's 10%, which is a surprise. It's a good Porter (with lager yeast). (Note on 3/23/98: Jeez...transcribing these notes five years later graphically illustrates the learning curve!)

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    • Date: September 10, 1997 (#2231)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Willow Glen Liquors, San Jose CA
      Score: 14½ points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Yellow opaque, big white head. Spicy, yeasty aroma. Good body, big carbonation bite. Smoky and fairly bitter. Vague hints of clove and banana. Finishes pretty clean. Here are some excerpts from the label: "Premium lager" (authentic Bavarian Hefeweizens are ales). "Malted barley, hops, yeast, water" (in general, wheat beers are expected to contain some wheat). "Unfiltered Bavarian style wheat beer" (OK, it is actually unfiltered).
    • Date: August 1, 1995 (#1118)
      Package: draught
      Place: The HopYard, Pleasanton CA
      Score: 13 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Yellow opaque, OK head. Bacon aroma?!? Big clove flavor, and some fried bacon! Not bad, but weird…
    • Date: November 28, 1994 (#625)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 6½ points
      Overall Impression (2)
      Hazy yellow, high carbonation. Translucent, not opaque. Rubbery, chlorophenolic aroma, with rotten fruit. Not quite rancid. Body, head, carb OK. Maybe a bad batch. Served with lemon...bah!
    • Date: August 8, 1994 (#401)
      Package: draught
      Place: The HopYard, Pleasanton CA
      Score: 19 points
      Overall Impression (3½)
      Hazy yellow. Huge head. Spicy nose. Very spicy flavor. Cloves, no bananas at all. Excellent body. Perfect example of style.

  • German-Style Kölsch/Köln-Style Kölsch
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    • Date: November 28, 1994 (#623)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 17 points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Pale amber. Smells like straw. Creamy. Smooth. Good flavor balance...not as sharp as the Pilsner.

  • German-Style Heller Bock/Maibock
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    • Date: April 18, 1995 (#865)
      Package: draught
      Place: The HopYard, Pleasanton CA
      Score: 14 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Clear. Gold-amber. Thin head. Bready aroma...OK malt. Hi-octane. Good balance...on the hoppy side. Sharp.
    • Date: April 4, 1995 (#842)
      Package: draught
      Place: Buffalo Bill's Brewery, Hayward CA
      Score: 14 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Amber, clear, very low carbonation and head. Very nice hop aroma, subtle malt and some alcohol. Very malty flavor indeed, although initial contact seemed a bit thin. Lots of..."pancake" flavor?!? Last night's Kings/Oilers game on TV...one fan has the California license plate "PNLTY 33". (This is funny if you're a hockey fan. Trust me.)
    • Date: May 7, 1994 (#318)
      Package: draught
      Place: Pacific Coast Brewing, Oakland CA
      Score: 13½ points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Amber, fizzy. Some spicy hop aroma, some malt. Sweet malty flavor. Hops not prominent as in aroma. Astringent.
    • Date: May 16, 1993 (#25)
      Package: draught
      Place: Pacific Coast Brewing, Oakland CA
      Score: 12 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Amber, foamy. Alcoholic, malty-sweet aromas. Tastes very sweet, too much like a Doppelbock. Maibock should be lighter, not as sweet as this one.

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    German-Style Märzen/Oktoberfest
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  • Oktoberfest Märzen
    German-Style Märzen/Oktoberfest

  • Pilsner
    Bohemian-Style Pilsener
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