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Columbia Common - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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Ratings: 224
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 14.74%
Wants: 6
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Widmer Brothers Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
California Common / Steam Beer |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: welldigger888 on 12-29-2012)
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1.25/5  rDev -63.9%

NonicPanic, Dec 05, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -49.4%

tmbgnicu, Jul 14, 2014
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2/5  rDev -42.2%

apasternak, May 08, 2013
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2/5  rDev -42.2%

BogAl, Sep 28, 2014
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2/5  rDev -42.2%

brez8791, Oct 07, 2013
Photo of JAHMUR
2/5  rDev -42.2%

JAHMUR, Apr 08, 2013
Photo of DSkilling
2.25/5  rDev -35%

DSkilling, Jun 25, 2013
Photo of jamiecoppin
2.48/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into a nonic pint glass.

Appearance: pours a beautifully clear copper color with a bountiful head that dissipated quickly

Smell: pretty disappointing aromatics. Not a whole lot going on. Just a generic grainy scent with a hint of citrus

Taste: Crisp and grainy. The taste does not linger for more than a second.

Mouthfeel: very thin

Overall: I'm not a lager guy and this does nothing to convert me. This beer offers me nothing to get excited about. It tastes as about generic and boring as this review.

Serving type: 12oz bottle

jamiecoppin, Mar 02, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

switzer, Jun 23, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

The_Craft_Deviant_Rob, May 22, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

Noelito76, Apr 13, 2013
2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

BESTIALEX, Apr 09, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

OldSmaug, Jun 28, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

trytoketchup, Dec 06, 2013
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2.55/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer is a complete bore. Tastes like something one would find in a case of Kirkland generic beer from Costco. I can't believe this sells for the same price as Deschutes offerings in the supermarket. Widmer was on my no no list for years... they just hit the reset button.

fuhkyou, Feb 13, 2014
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2.58/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Appearance on this beer is extremely clear and crisp. I wish this beer was as satisfying as its looks. Head was light and barely present even directly after pour. Color resided somewhere inbetween a light to medium amber hue.

Smell gave off a slight sour note, with lots of malt. The main components I picked out were an aromatic, or biscuit malt attached with a wandering earthy stench, this was mainly experienced when smelling, not while drinking.

Taste was about as boring as a newcastle that has been sitting out in the fridge for a few weeks. The beer was carbonated properly and extremely fresh, but there was just absolutely nothing redeeming about the taste of this beer. When taking a sip, the bitterness of the malt and hops are paired extremely well, only to be let down with the faint taste of acidity and absolutely no lingering aroma of hops.

The mouthfeel of this beer was light, and barely present. I struggled to not drink this beer extremely quickly as it went down like a glass of carbonated spring water.

Overall for 3.25 a pint, I don't feel let down, but I will not be trying this beer again unless it is in a bottle and it is free.

hudsonskunk, Apr 15, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

KlayWey, May 23, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

jsprain1, Nov 19, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

skyisland, Apr 29, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

capuchinpilates, Oct 16, 2014
Photo of wrightst
2.76/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Good name for this one. Not a bad beer, well above the adjunct axis of evil - you know who I mean. But in the current craft environment, this just blends in. It's even on the label - common.
The look is of any spring ale, maibock, pilsner, etc., which is to say medium to dark, but as I like to say, you don't drink the look.
Smell and taste are indistinct, this beer does not want to stand out. I won't call it lazy, but it certainly is not working very hard. I'm not asking them to put cherry blossoms or grass nibs in the fermentation - I don't need a beer to be so exotic, but a range of flavors would be nice. There is a mild hint of grass, citrus or pine, but not much. More malt than hops, in fact very little hop aroma or flavor at all.
Widmer is in the Redhook Kona Pyramid family of beers and they are starting to seem like the GM of beers to me. Decent, working vehicles, some really good, but there's a whole lot of overlap between them leaving you to wonder, if there wasn't a label on the bottle, could you tell the difference?
Drink Beer, Be Happy!

wrightst, May 24, 2013
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2.96/5  rDev -14.5%

Basoos1, Saturday at 09:56 PM
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

woodchipper, Mar 09, 2013
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

mahanson08, Apr 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

trocketsauced, Mar 06, 2014
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Columbia Common from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 224 ratings.