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Columbus Summer Teeth - Columbus Brewing Company

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Reviews: 39
Hads: 129
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 7.81%
Wants: 9
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
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Columbus Brewing Company visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Kellerbier / Zwickelbier |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

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Photo of WesMantooth
3.77/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very cloudy, unfiltered golden yellow.

Decent amount of citrus on the nose in the form of lemon. Also yeast and salty crackers.

Drinks about right in line with the smell. Slightly tart with some club cracker like malts and a slight bit of floral/grassy hops and peppery bite.

Very crisp. Maybe a little too shandy like. Would love the malts to shine some more, but seems to be pretty true to style. Easy drinking and flavorful. (433 characters)

Photo of superspak
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into dimpled mug, bottled on 3/19/2015. Pours lightly hazy golden yellow color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a light amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of light lemon, cracker, bread, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of pale malt and earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of light lemon, cracker, bread, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate earthy/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of cracker, bread, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance and robustness of pale malt and earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness after the finish. Incredibly clean on lager flavors with zero estery yeast notes present. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 5%. Overall this is a damn nice kellerbier style. All around great robustness and balance of pale malt and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering. (1,367 characters)

Photo of SaltofOH
3.91/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

(Re-reviewed 6-19-15. Pilsener glass. Bottled 15104.)

Had on tap at Market 65. Served in an Imperial/Nonic pint glass. (Pilsener glass).

Appearance: Pours a hazy gold with 2" of white head. Dispersed quickly to 1/4" head that lingered. Little effervescence visible. (Continuous streaming bubbles in 2015).

Aroma: Light, airy, salty and bready. (Clean, sweet, bready pilsener malt in 2015).

Mouthfeel: Soft; not as slick as the last time I had it (bottled). More effervescence on tap than bottled, but low by any measure.

Taste: Clean, slightly tart arrival. Malty with a hint of citrus across mid-palate. Really firm bitterness on the finish. The strength of the finish was really surprising given how light the beer comes across otherwise. Balanced. (Very classic German malt character).

Overall: A really clean and quaffable summer brew. A little lacking in depth to make it a regular, but much better than the last time I had it bottled. I could see this being my go-to beer for neighborhood barbecues. (Willing to make it a regular buy; very nice refreshing maltiness). (1,080 characters)

Photo of Swettenham_Shire
3.26/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I was excited to try this spring/summer offering from Columbus Brewing Company. After all, CBC puts out some amazing brews.

Maybe it's just the style, but this this one doesn't stick out to me. The first sip reminded me of Yuengling lager, which isn't necessarily bad, but not something I would regularly buy... I'm not going to turn it down during the warm summer months. Glad I only bought one bottle though. (411 characters)

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.22/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

My first Kellerbier (I think?). On tap at Columbus Brewing Company and Restaurant in Columbus, OH.

Pours a clear orange, with a half inch head, and little dots of lacing down the glass.

Smells include lightly sweet malt, citrus, and some yeast.

The taste is pretty similar. Sweeter than I expected, with some sweetness between the citrus and sweet malt flavor. Very drinkable, quite crushable.

Light bodied, very drinkable, very sessionable. Crisp, low carbonation.

A great summer beer, and another great one from this brewery. (532 characters)

Photo of LiquidCucumber
4.02/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz Bottle, 2013 Release
This beer pours with about a finger of foamy white head. Despite the unfiltered nature of the brew, there is little cloudiness (I will swirl the next one, I know I can get those tasty yeasts to comply!). In the aroma you get lots of grain and bread; almost cracker-like. The flavor comes off as largely the same as the aroma, very bready, almost like taking a fist full of pale (pilsner?) malt in your mouth (this Keller bier is definitely infinitely tastier I am certain). Although the complexity is nothing like something with various adjuncts and a major ABV, this beer is very refreshing and really fits the bill when you want to have a few beers without feeling too bloated or drunk. (714 characters)

Photo of headbucket
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: very cloudy, a sexy unfiltered-ness to it. With somewhat thick white foam ontop of a nice grainy tint.

S: sweet grains and corn husk, slightly bready. Hops and citrus hints come forward as it warms.

T:sweetness hits at first, leading into grain flavors, light corn and husk, followed up by a nice sharp bitterness which is a bit grassy and hangs on in the aftertaste.

M: thick and lush.fills the mouth without being heavy.

O: damn tasty. Only picked up a single and really wish i had more. Light in alcohol and refreshing, this is a great summer beer, or for anytime you want a nice flavorful beer that isnt going to wreck your taste buds or sobriety. This is only my second keller/zwickel, and i will definitely seek out more. I think this edges out fat head's example by being slightly more complex. Will buy again for sure and hope i can score some more before it's gone for the year. (894 characters)

Photo of metter98
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Columbus Brewing Company, Columbus, OH

A: The beer is crystal clear light yellow in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with wispy lacing on the surface and a thin ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: There are light aromas of bready malts and yeast in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of bready malts along with yeast. Although the beer is clear in appearance, you can definitely taste the unfiltered nature.
M: It feels a bit shy of medium-bodied, quite smooth and a bit thick on the paalte with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a very nice beer for the summer—it’s somewhat malty but still easy to drink. (660 characters)

Photo of VncentLIFE
4.2/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at Woodlands Tavern in Columbus. Pour was a super cloudy light straw with a tight white head. The smell is loaded with a sweet light graininess and no bitterness whatsoever. The taste is super drinkable, with the taste dominated by corn and grain. I love this German beer from what Ive learned is on of the better small breweries in OH. (345 characters)

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.91/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Summer Teeth
Columbus Brewing Company
Style: Keller Bier / Zwickel Bier
ABV: 5.00 %

LOOK: Pours a clear golden color with a soapy froth reminiscent of frog eggs on a pond. Leaves an excellent display of lace. Appears attractive.

SMELL: Clean bready malts, a touch of wheat, grassy hop, a bit grainy, faint lemon.

TASTE: Fresh tasting, with more pale malt flavor lending notes of rye bread and biscuit, but not without a good dosage of noble, grassy hops that do impart a saaz-like spice note. Cracker like yeast/malt notes. Hop flavor chimes in faint citrus and finishes with a small bitterness.

MOUTHFEEL: Light bodied, crisp, Uber-Refreshing. Really does hit the spot.

OVERALL: A summer beer with plenty of flavor and character. Tasty, well made, actually almost like a high quality import lager. A beer like this is always welcome in the beer fridge. (860 characters)

Photo of TheHoppiest
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pilsener glass. Pours a straw yellow color, with a slight haze, capped by a fluffy white 1/2" lid.

Has a nice grassy aroma, with hints of lemon, mild malt, and cracker.

Smooth tasting, with a malty start. Grass, clover, lemon zest, and dandelion combine for a refreshing taste. Finishes with a mild bit of hop.

Light to medium bodied, this is a refreshing, but not a crisp, beer, that lightly dries the tongue at the finish. The feel is too soft for me to call this a crisp brew.

A nice summer lager, I could see hitting this a few times on a hot summer day. This beer is not hurt at all by serving it ice cold, still retaining all the taste and feel it has as it warms. Another quality beer from Columbus Brewing Company! (760 characters)

Photo of Hoptometrist
4.28/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served from the bottle into a pilsner glass

A- Poured a semi-hazy bright golden color with a three finger fluffy head that left lots of chunky lace. Lots of tiny streaming carbonation bubbles

S- Very bready, some lager fruitiness, lemon,

T- Really nice pilsner malt character, very bready doughy and lots of graininess. Some light lemon notes and lager fruitiness. There is a nice fruity sharpness that cuts through the bready/grainy backbone and soft mouthfeel. There is a really nice brightness and snap in the flavor of this beer.

M- Very soft mouthfeel, creamy, prickly carbonation, mostly dry finish, very refreshing

O- This is a wonderful session lager for the summer. So drinkable, amazing mouthfeel, and some really nice flavor. (743 characters)

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a semi clouded yellow golden color with massive white head flowing thick, big chunky head at that with velvet smooth texture. Lacing is scattered nice and random around my big oversized glass. Aroma has lemon essence with biscuit dough rising in the morning kitchen, flavorwise it's a beautiful thing fresh with biscuit dough bread lightly toasted malt sweetness. Ample German hops to balance out the sweetness leaving a semi dry finish, perfect summer beer these guys from Columbus brewing are dead on. Mouthfeel is light ample lively carbonation jumps off the palate and into my senses, amazing flowing beer with enough girth from yeast sediment to truly fulfill your thirst and hunger. Overall intense simple complexity to breed drinkability if that makes sense. (771 characters)

Photo of prototypic
3.8/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Summer Teeth pours a light gold color. It’s a little hazy, but not as much as expected. Backlighting gives it a bit of a bright yellow look. A white head tops it and stands a little less than a finger tall. It’s rather quick to recede. Lacing was so light that’s it’s not really worth mentioning. Not bad, but not great.

The nose is okay. It’s above average. It is a little weak in the aromatics department. It’s yeasty up front. Definitely grainy and earthy. That resonates throughout. It features a fruity scent that’s pretty good. Smells mostly like lemon. It’s a tad sweet and perhaps a little sugary. Hops are more notable than I imagined. Certainly smells like grassy, noble hops to me. Alcohol is buried. I’m not getting any.

The flavor is good. It’s a bit better than the nose. Although it’s not complex or complicated, it is quite good. It kicks off with a very earthy, grainy flavor. It’s very yeasty and a bit fruity. Lemon is definitely in the mix. Hops are really the x-factor. They’re much stronger than you’d anticipate. They’re grassy, and there’s little doubt they’re some variation of noble hops. I have no idea what the bill is though. It has a slight bitter kick to it. Alcohol is buried. Finishes grassy, yeasty, and dry.

Summer Teeth has a lighter body. Carbonation is rather light. It’s a little too light to feel smooth, but it’s not bad by any stretch. It’s definitely light and easy drinking. I could tackle a few of these in a sitting with ease.

Summer Teeth is a nice Kellerbier. It’s not a style that features a ton of pizzazz, but this is a nice release. It’s pretty straight forward, tasty, and easy to drink. Who am I to argue with such a combo? Try a bottle or two and see for yourself…it’s good stuff. (1,788 characters)

Photo of CaptCleveland
4.12/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle purchased at the Lizardville on Miles rd.

Pale yellow elixir, huge, frothy, white head, planty of lacing.

Wonderful aroma of citrus, lemon zest, cane sugar, grains--summer fragrance.

Tart hops, citrus, light malt finish.

Light body, smooth, well balanced, tangy.

Very nice summer brew. Perfect for outdoors activities. Another well made brew from Columbus Brewing. (382 characters)

Photo of Ryan011235
4.44/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Samuel Smith pint glass on 5/10/12

Lightly hazy, pale golden amber (though it has more of a yellow hue when held to the light). The head is white and hits just shy of two fingers before reducing to about half that. A large slather of lace off to one side.

The aroma is clean with notes of toasted grain, cracker, prairie grass, some lemon overtones and a hint of floral hops. Soft layer of dusty pollen. Very nice.

Summer Teeth might leave you mirroring the namesake, what with its excellent hoppy punch that rattles the palate. Juicy and grassy hops take charge, backed by a well-seated malt bill that offers plenty of flavor with just the faintest sweetness. Finishes quite dry.

While the body isn't scrawny, it's perfectly fit for the latest, fashionable bikini without so much as a sit-up of pre-summer toning. Indeed, this moderately effervescent beauty is meant for wind and waves.

Summer Teeth is simply extraordinary. (945 characters)

Photo of BB1313
4.38/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is an unfiltered Kellerbier. 12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a transparent yellowish golden with a slight haze. Huge fluffy white head with great retention and very sticky lacing. Lots of malts and grains upfront blended with a blast of pear and white grapes. There's a nice spiciness to this one and it definitely has a hop bite. Lots of earthy flavors. There's also some very subtle pine in the mix, blended with some grass. This beer is so crisp. The mouthfeel is awesome, lots of carbonation, but in a very smooth and creamy way. This is such a smooth drinking beer. And it's really fun to drink. I only picked up a single, but I'd love to kick back with a sixer on a hot day. Extremely refreshing. Awesome beer.

Highly recommended. I'm very impressed. It's one of those lagers that opens your eyes and let you know there's some really interesting ones out there. Really really nice beer right here.. (922 characters)

Photo of BeerBuckeye
4.01/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a very pale yellow color, can see completely through this. Puffy two finger head.

S - Some zestyness here. A bit of spice, bready malt, a slight hop aroma.

T - Almost citrusy on the taste, a bit of lemon and orange peel. Follows through with some hop bitterness before finishing with a good amount of bready malt.

M - Clean and crisp, perfect.

Overall - Quite a tasty brew. I can definitely see this being a summer go-to. Seems like it would be superb on a hot day. Another fine beer from the folks at CBC (519 characters)

Photo of Brenden
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I really need to be finishing up these notes from my summer tasting before Autumn...

This beer is a cloudy yellow-gold in color. The white head that forms is just over a finger tall and leaves good lacing as it drops down the glass. Activity is constant in the glass but avoids the overly spritzed effect of some overcarbonated beers often particular to lighter styles.
The aroma is grassy, and really what it is is a fairly simple balance of hops and malts with a wheat presence. If I can glean something about this beer's nature from the aroma, I'd say I'm in for something pretty dry and a little spicy with some grassy earthiness to it.
The flavor is well-balanced, as expected from the nose, and is both hoppy and tart. Grassy, lightly spicy, slightly leafy, lemon and some other (perhaps orange) zest and citrus notes blend very nicely into a light but flavorful and refreshing beer.
It's light with a bit of spritz to it but avoids the soda-like overdone spritziness, giving a good bit of crispness and also allowing for some smoothness to fill it out.
While I'm fairly new to the style, this is simply a well-constructed beer. (1,135 characters)

Photo of mikesgroove
2.91/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

looks like hay color with a small cap of white that seriously stayed for about a few seconds with no visible carbonation. aroma is earthy, musky grain, touches of light grass, but really rather bland and without much in the way of any depth, light feel, watery at times without any really big flavors or huge noticeable chnage from the smell. clean finish with little aftertaste left not much on the palate (406 characters)

Photo of chinchill
3.35/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

O - quite pleasant for what it is, with more than minimal flavor.

A: very pale yellow gold with durable white head; slighhly hazy

Rather minimal aroma; light malt with little else. Given this, the flavor is a pleasant surprise. First, it has flavor. The flavor is rather simple but nicely malty with unmistakable hop spiciness.

M- light bodied, but with a nice bit of crispness. (381 characters)

Photo of Lolli1315
4.12/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- A pale yellowish gold in color. Fairly hazy for a lagered beer with a small white bubbly head that becomes slightly patched.

S- Some small lemony and light phenolic smell. Crisp lager aroma with some bready yeast character lingering as well. Floral noble hop aroma in the end becomes the defining characteristic.

T- Bready malt forward with a linger sweetness. Small touches of citrus pokes in for a moment before disappearing. The end of the flavor develops the noble hop floral taste. The end of the beer is slightly bitter to go along with the noble hop taste.

M- Medium light in body with moderate carbonation as the end is dry.

O- A nice crisp lager for the summer time. A nice switch from the usual American Pale Wheat summer beers that flood the shelves at this time of year. (789 characters)

Photo of nrbw23
3.68/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a hazy golden color with a sticky white head. Head becomes a thin layer of bubbles and leaves some spotty lacing at best.

S- Smells is pretty wheaty, crackers, pale malts, pepper, a bit of spice and Noble hops. Pretty tame.

T- Taste is also pretty tame. Balanced for sure, a bit of sweetness, lemons, grassy and bready.

M- Pretty light in body and well carbonated.

O- Pretty descent summer beer. (411 characters)

Photo of ONUMello
3.85/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass
A: Hazy golden color; the head is thin but lingers.
S: Reminds me of smelling wort. Very malt heavy.
T: Grainy, bready, just a kiss of hops towards the end.
M: Smooth and creamy, goes down very easily.
O: Very enjoyable, great summer beer. (276 characters)

Photo of Scotchboy
3.68/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Part of the local 6-pack sent from schwaeh, thanks Steve! Enjoyed in a Sam Adam Perfect Pint glass.

A: Pours a light honey golden color that's not quite transparent; chill haze?. The white head is soapy and recedes to a ring. Crazy good carbonation.

S: Nice banana/spiced clove scent with some distant orange zest; light bready malt, and the lager yeast has some distinct fruitiness, almost like a Belgian as I can almost get green apple.

T: Crisp and clean, floral and a touch sweet from the yeast. There are hints of lemon and spices.

MF: Feels like a lot of body for a lager initially, but finishes instantly and cleans the palette with a crisp carbonated finish.

O: Refreshing summer beer. I can see this as a beer that would attract a lot of attention when the temps start rising. (795 characters)

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Columbus Summer Teeth from Columbus Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.