Cannery Brewing Company Kiss Yer Cousin Kentucky Common – California Common at 5.0% ABV | 15 IBU

Cannery Brewing Company Kiss Yer Cousin Kentucky Common California Common at 5.0% ABV | 15 IBU (C$6.25 at Sundance Wine Market, 650 ml, bottle date 20-Jun-2016, acquired 19-Aug-2016, reviewed 27-Sep-2016)

Appearance: clear pale to medium amber with one fat finger of loose ivory head diminishing rapidly to a think skim, spotty lacing. (3/5) Aroma: grainy malt, caramel, bready, light nutty and coffee. (6/10) Taste: moderate sweet, mild bitter. (6/10) Medium body, moderate carbonation, clean short duration bitter finish. (3/5)

So, what, it’s “Kiss Yer Cousin Kentucky Common” because it’s a kissing cousin to that other, California, Common? Yeah, OK, I can see that. It actually starts off pretty similar to Anchor Steam. Not quite as much depth, perhaps – and if you’ve had Anchor Steam, you know that’s not saying much! Still, though, it’s reasonably clean, and the corn (Kentucky, get it?) doesn’t feel like a macro adjunct. But, if you ask me, you coulda called it “Kiss Yer Sister”, because it’s about as exciting as that. (12/20)

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