Columbia Common - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
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Reviews by Guden:
3.84/5 rDev +10.3%
A- Brilliantly clear copper with a one finger head of tight bubbles that slowly fade to a small ring. Pretty looking beer.
S- Some earthiness, some strawberry/banana fruitiness giving a taffy smell. Just a little minty herbal character and a touch of sulfur as it warms.
T- Up front the fruity esters (again strawberry) dominate with a woody, herbal, minty hop balance in the middle and a slightly sweet toffee/taffy sweet finish.
M- Light body with low carbonation that gives some similarities to an English bitter and makes for a very mouth filling beer.
O- I liked this one a lot. Not dominated by any single characteristic but the herbal hops are balanced well by everything else going on. Seems to have held up even greater than 4 months after bottling.
10-22-2013 03:52:15 | More by Guden
More User Reviews:
4.03/5 rDev +15.8%
The color is just shy of amber, a nice yellow-orange. It's nearly clear with maybe just a touch of haziness in the middle. An off-white head grows to sit at around 3/4 of a finger. Dissipation is fairly quick, though a sturdy island of foam remains. Lacing is left on the glass by way of light, thin patching and some spotting.
All said, this is a nice beer overall and, as I understand, a very nice example of a Common. There's some dryness to it and some toast in the nose lends itself to a cereal grains note, but over all of that is a solid, sturdy aspect of what really comes out in the flavor: a predominantly floral note complemented by grass and a bit of perfume. It's got sweetness as well, which really rounds it out nicely as well as creating an added complexity. Pear and apple flesh, a lightly herbal note, and even a touch of woodiness make for a very well-rounded flavor profile.
The carbonation works for this beer; it doesn't go crazy, doesn't get too spritzy or bite too hard. It does, however, provide this beer with a good nip and a creaminess in a light-medium body.
All in all, this was a pleasant surprise for me.
03-12-2013 13:16:48 | More by Brenden
3.71/5 rDev +6.6%
Appearance - Pours a clear, dark golden amber with an off-white, finger width head. Fair retention. Leaves a broken layer of microbubbles on the surface, while lacing is spotty at best.
Smell - Lightly toasted bread, hints of caramel, light pepper, subdued hops coming across as floral.
Taste - Strong overtones of caramel sweetness met by an addition of toasted bread, touches of honey and moderate grass hop character . Bittersweet finish.
Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Nice bite. Goes down with near buttery smoothness.
Overall - Nice take on the style, though I'm not big on the style to begin with. Much like the Ninkasi Spring Reign I had last night, this does well as a spring seasonal release. Easy drinker. Downright sessionable.
04-06-2013 01:54:15 | More by TheSixthRing
3.25/5 rDev -6.6%
A - pale, see through orangish amber with a thin cap of soft, white head that has little retention
S - very faint nose; citrus, toast, caramel
T - caramel, some sweetness, lagery taste, very faint bitterness in the finish
M - light bodied, well carbonated
This is a disappointing beer. The nose offers very little. The flavor follows. There isn't much here. It's a simple, subtle flavor profile. The mouthfeel is also a bit thin. This just isn't for me. I need something a little more bold and flavorful.
02-10-2013 01:44:03 | More by tdm168
4.11/5 rDev +18.1%
Pours a lovely, rich amber, with fine a tri-finger head. Lovely spoke-style lace, as well.
Nose is crisp grains and grassy hops. Perfect aroma for a proper lager, so points here, too!
Taste is very palate-pleasing, with a light body but full of flavor. I get enough citrus hops and bready malts to be an ideal balance for a session-style spring lager. Very enjoyable and well-done!
03-31-2013 22:04:01 | More by secondtooth
3.48/5 rDev 0%
A finger of head on a medium straw colored body.
The aroma smells like a sack of grain, which is nice enough.
A light, dry bitterness; with a mild sweet note and a medium dry, grain finish.
The texture is crisp and light with moderate carbonation.
A flavorful but still light ale.
02-01-2013 02:24:02 | More by Fatehunter
3.75/5 rDev +7.8%
Pours an effervescent honey /bronze color with 2+ fingers of pearl colored head. Good lacing & alright head retention
S: Green apple skins, some dry cereal scent, pear notes, a bit of toastyness
T: Pears, a touch of herbal hops & some lemon zest up front. Fruittyness & a touch of lemons as this warms, plus a some dryness & golden delcious apple. Finishes fruity & crisp
MF: Medium bodied, light carbonation, crispness picks up as this warms, nicely balanced
This started a little shakey, but improved as it warmed. Very drinkable, would love to get some fresher just to see if it is any better
02-28-2013 05:19:26 | More by russpowell
Columbia Common from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 211 ratings.