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Columbus Summer Teeth - Columbus Brewing Company

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Reviews: 39
Hads: 130
Avg: 3.91
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 9
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Columbus Brewing Company visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Kellerbier / Zwickelbier |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

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Beer added by: ndekke39 on 07-29-2009

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Photo of OsuJohn
4.55/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance: Cloudy and golden orange. Looks like a wheat beer.

Smell: Hints of orange, mild hoppiness (not over powering).

Taste: It tastes like a summer wheat beer. Similar to goose island 312.

Mouthfeel: Light and crisp

Drinkability: The name says it all. Its a summer beer. Great for drinking on the patio.

Serving type: bottle, poured into a Guinness style glass.

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Photo of Ryan011235
4.44/5  rDev +13.6%
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.

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Photo of BB1313
4.38/5  rDev +12%
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..

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Photo of PDXHops
4.32/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Note- This was actually consumed back in September '10.

12 ounce bottle from Ryan011235, poured into a tall slender mug. Hazy gold with a bright white 1-finger head, scattered drippy streaks of lacing. Nice fresh aromas of husky grains and half-dried hay with a touch of floral sweetness, perhaps a touch spicy. No 'perhaps' about it come sippin' time, though; the noble hops take over right away. The momentary spicy and bitter sting are a great match for the crackly and crispy malt profile. Very clean finish with just a hint of bready aftertaste. Exceedingly quaffable.

Overall impression: Ryan, feel free to keep the CBC express rolling my way. These guys know their way around a brew kettle.

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Photo of Hoptometrist
4.28/5  rDev +9.5%
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.

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Photo of btorsdog
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this one quit a bit. Taste re minded me of their Pale ALE.Pretty cool label too!

Appeared somewhat dirty kinda like some English Pale ales you see, probably due to being non-filtered,wish more beers did this.

Smelled bready and grainy slight wiff of alchohol.

Tasted about the same as the smell with some buttery pretzels thrown in,really nice!

Mouthfeel was medium bodied and very pallatable.

Went down nicely,glad to of tried this brew!

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.22/5  rDev +7.9%
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.

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Photo of projectflam86
4.22/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Pours a cloudy golden color with a thin white head that leaves the slightest bit of lacing.

S- A touch of sweet malt and lots of fruity floral aroma. A bit of spice as well.

T- Nice fruit flavor initially with orange and banana being the easiest to pinpoint. Some nice sweet malt grain flavor in the finish for an easy balance. A touch of yeast flavor and wheat are noticeable but the alcohol surely is not.

M- Light bodied with a crisp finish. Decent carbonation but maybe a touch on the high end.

D- Quite quaffable with a nice flavor.

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Photo of Mardukk
4.2/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep golden color with with a large head and lacing. Appears to have some lively carbonation.

Faint smell of hops and wheat.

Nice smooth medium bodied lager with some grapefruit hops and balancing pale malt. Slightly syrupy sweet honey taste with medium carbonation.

Quite smooth and very drinkable with just enough hops to keep the BA crowd happy.

While I'm not really familiar with the beer style, this may be my new go to summer beer. Fantastic combo of smoothness, body, sweetness and bitterness. Home run for Columbus Brewing Company. This could truly be their crossover hit to the macro crowd.

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Photo of VncentLIFE
4.2/5  rDev +7.4%
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.

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Photo of zimm421
4.15/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass from a 12 oz bottle. Appears a fairly clear golden color, with a little bit of haze. There is a thin white head that leaves a small amount of lacing.

Smells of wheat, and a slight hint of hops. Nothing that really stands out or is too overpowering. The taste is fairly sweet, honey maybe, as well as some floral notes with a decent amount of bitterness.

Great amount of carbonation, light bodied and nice and crisp. This is so easy to drink, goes down smooth and is definitely something I will buy again. Would work great at a cookout and definitely something I would say is sessionable. Another good brew from Columbus Brewing.

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Photo of Lolli1315
4.12/5  rDev +5.4%
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.

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Photo of CaptCleveland
4.12/5  rDev +5.4%
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.

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Photo of ndekke39
4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Drank this from a 12 oz bottle, decanted into a pint glass. It's a pale golden color, small white head. Definitely a summer lager - smells cool, bready, touch of honey and grains. Not terribly strong. Taste is pretty clean - bready, little bit of honey, slight hop bitterness toward the end. Light mouthfeel - very appropriate. This is a great summer beer - easy to drink, goes well with all the summer foods.

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Photo of koopa
4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle received as an extra in a trade with a generous BA thanks!

Appearance: Pours a translucent golden amber like that of the movie Jurassic Park! The crown is billowy, light beige, and about 2 fingers thick. Retention is strong and lace is everywhere.

Smell: floral hops and wet grass hallertau style hops combined with a pleasant citrus note that is not quite as bright as an orange but on the sweet acidic side....can't place it.

Taste: Now I'm getting that note I couldn't identify in the nose...bitter under ripe grapefruit. like licking the white skin on a peeled citrus fruit. Other than that the beer is pretty tasty!

Mouthfeel: Excellent carbonation, fairly crisp, but with a creamy crown! Body is a touch thick but still in the medium range.

Drinkability: Sessionable if it wasn't for the taste.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

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Photo of headbucket
4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

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Photo of Spider889
4.02/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Not my favorite beer or style, but this turned out to be a really solid and quaffable summer brew by CBC.

Hazy golden yellow with a bubbly bone-white head.

Smelled doughy and zesty, must be made with wheat.

Taste is also of wheat, some lemon, and of those typical German yeast strains.

Mouthfeel is great, super carbonated, crisp, clean, goes down easily. Drinkability is super high too. I don't see myself wanting more of this any time soon, but were it offered to me I could likely drink a 6-pack on a hot summer day while out throwing the horseshoes.

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Photo of LiquidCucumber
4.02/5  rDev +2.8%
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.

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Photo of BeerBuckeye
4.01/5  rDev +2.6%
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

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Photo of Brenden
4/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

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Photo of metter98
4/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

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Photo of TheHoppiest
4/5  rDev +2.3%
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!

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Photo of superspak
3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

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Photo of AleWatcher
3.97/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this as an extra from Seth (mbpbugeye).
Served in my Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

A bright, clear, glowing gold. Small white head quickly becomes a tight collar of bubbles, leaving no lacing.

Smells of spicy hops and dry light malts. A nice lemony Curtis notes tags along as well. The beer is pretty dry, with some lemons, and spicy German hop notes.

This is good. Very easy drinking. Light body with effervescent carbonation.
Quite tasty and enjoyable. A perfect craft beer for a BMC drinker... And a good beer for a Ba looking for a nice summer brew.

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