Columbus Summer Teeth - Columbus Brewing Company

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Reviews: 38
Hads: 128
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 8.04%
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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Beer added by: ndekke39 on 07-29-2009

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Photo of metter98
4/5  rDev +0.5%
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 mikesgroove
2.91/5  rDev -26.9%
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 (406 characters)

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
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 superspak
3.98/5  rDev 0%
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 chinchill
3.35/5  rDev -15.8%
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 mdaschaf
3.86/5  rDev -3%
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. (624 characters)

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.91/5  rDev -1.8%
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 bluejacket74
3.58/5  rDev -10.1%
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. (622 characters)

Photo of Brenden
4/5  rDev +0.5%
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 GreesyFizeek
4.22/5  rDev +6%
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 prototypic
3.8/5  rDev -4.5%
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 koopa
4.08/5  rDev +2.5%
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. (814 characters)

Photo of nrbw23
3.68/5  rDev -7.5%
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 Ryan011235
4.44/5  rDev +11.6%
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. (945 characters)

Photo of AleWatcher
3.97/5  rDev -0.3%
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. (564 characters)

Photo of Spider889
4.02/5  rDev +1%
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. (557 characters)

Photo of MbpBugeye
3.81/5  rDev -4.3%
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. (669 characters)

Photo of ONUMello
3.85/5  rDev -3.3%
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 BB1313
4.38/5  rDev +10.1%
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 Scotchboy
3.68/5  rDev -7.5%
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)

Photo of PDXHops
4.32/5  rDev +8.5%
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. (699 characters)

Photo of Hoptometrist
4.28/5  rDev +7.5%
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. (743 characters)

Photo of zimm421
4.15/5  rDev +4.3%
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. (656 characters)

Photo of VncentLIFE
4.2/5  rDev +5.5%
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 projectflam86
4.22/5  rDev +6%
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. (544 characters)

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Columbus Summer Teeth from Columbus Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.