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Columbus Summer Teeth - Columbus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

94 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 94
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.37%


Brewed by:
Columbus Brewing Company visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Kellerbier / Zwickelbier |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ndekke39 on 07-29-2009)
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

2.93/5  rDev -22.9%
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

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2011 00:33:59 | More by mikesgroove
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.38/5  rDev -11.1%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-05-2011 17:13:31 | More by chinchill
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Swettenham_Shire

Ohio

3.4/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | 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.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2014 20:37:48 | More by Swettenham_Shire
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bluejacket74

Ohio

3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle (2011 batch with new label). Served in a mug, the beer pours a hazy gold color with about an inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both good. Aroma is grainy (wheat?) and sweet malt, citrusy hops (lemon peel), and a bit of grassy hops. Taste is similar to the aroma, it tastes mostly like grain/wheat/bready malt and some citrusy hops (lemon peel). Mouthfeel/body is light, it's crisp and easy to drink. I think it's a nice refreshing brew, a good choice for summertime. I can't believe I haven't tried this before, I might have to pick up some of this over the summer. Definitely worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2011 23:19:43 | More by bluejacket74
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Scotchboy

Idaho

3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2011 14:44:34 | More by Scotchboy
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nrbw23

Ohio

3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2011 07:18:48 | More by nrbw23
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prototypic

Ohio

3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2012 03:29:58 | More by prototypic
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MbpBugeye

Ohio

3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Super clear golden color with a sticky white head comprised of lots of big bubbles. There is tons of effervescence.

S- Weak, pale lager like nose. Cracker like malts matched with noble hops along with some yeasty spice and pepperiness.

T- Well balanced. Biscuits and honey, lemon-lime, grass.

M- Very, very, very, very dry. This is totally the most dry beer Ive ever had. Its light, carbonated, snappy and crisp. I like a dry beer but this is approaching too dry, if there is such a thing.

D- A very good summer lager. Anyone could pick this up and be able to enjoy it. It is clean and crisp but the intense dryness doesnt make it an overly thirst quenching one.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2010 03:26:52 | More by MbpBugeye
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crashdavisinoh

Ohio

3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-hazy amber w/ slight head and decent retention/lacing

S-very lagery (if that is even a word)...lots of wheat and fruit (citrus)...some hops but not abundant

T-Good...can tell the beer is unfiltered...which I appreciate. The wheat comes through nicely...as another reviewer said...reminds me of GI 312 (though i prefer the summer teeth).

M-moderate/medium carbonation...very pallatable

D-I enjoyed the one I had...probably would (and did) switch it up after one...but could easily go right back for another. Not my top style of beer but I was at CBC last night and wanted to try it on draft...I was pleased.

Serving type: on-tap

04-14-2011 19:11:36 | More by crashdavisinoh
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mdaschaf

Washington

3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Chris for bringing this to DE for me.

A: Pours an unfiltered golden color with a thick/foamy 1.5 finger white head. Nice retention and thick, sticky lacing left behind. Lots of carbonation bubbles released from the bottom.

S: Light floral and grass notes, some lemon, biscuit malt.

M: Light wheat, lemon and a bit of orange, and a bit of lager yeast. A little bit of peppery spice comes through as it warms.

M: Light to medium bodied with lively carbonation. On the dry side, but still crisp.

O: A nice summer lager, refreshing and easy drinking. Couldn't ask for much more. Its only fault is the dryness.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2011 00:51:10 | More by mdaschaf
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ONUMello

Ohio

3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2011 21:01:58 | More by ONUMello
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2012 00:05:26 | More by Stinkypuss
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AleWatcher

Illinois

3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2011 19:06:02 | More by AleWatcher
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Spider889

Ohio

4/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2010 15:50:07 | More by Spider889
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Brenden

Ohio

4/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2011 22:45:02 | More by Brenden
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TheHoppiest

Ohio

4/5  rDev +5.3%
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!

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2012 20:33:16 | More by TheHoppiest
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BeerBuckeye

Ohio

4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
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

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2012 00:24:00 | More by BeerBuckeye
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WVbeergeek

Ohio

4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2012 05:38:06 | More by WVbeergeek
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metter98

New York

4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-16-2012 19:14:20 | More by metter98
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headbucket

Ohio

4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2012 04:45:35 | More by headbucket
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LiquidCucumber

Ohio

4.04/5  rDev +6.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2013 00:01:39 | More by LiquidCucumber
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koopa

New Jersey

4.08/5  rDev +7.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2009 23:12:28 | More by koopa
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ndekke39

Ohio

4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2009 00:43:00 | More by ndekke39
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CaptCleveland

Ohio

4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2012 22:04:35 | More by CaptCleveland
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Lolli1315

Illinois

4.13/5  rDev +8.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2011 23:23:49 | More by Lolli1315
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Columbus Summer Teeth from Columbus Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 94 ratings.